Regular price £995.00

Frame Set or Complete
Handle bar shape
An extremely capable and dedicated urban machine, designed to adapt and grow with you as your lifestyle changes. Whether that be a fast commute, school run or even exploring away from the city too.
Frame set includes: Frame, fork and handle bar/stem combination
Handlebar option includes porteur style or flat bar

For the dedicated porteur rack, see here.

Colour matched mudguards also available.

Please note: some options are charged after initial purchase (including custom build kits). Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any extras, or you would prefer to simply place a deposit.

Bicycle pictured features a custom build kit.

Our Utility bikes are built in limited batches right here in our workshop. We should have stock in the coming months, but currently these are selling before we make them, so please get in touch if you would like to secure yourself one!

All our bikes come with access to discounted insurance with Yellow Jersey, so you can ride worry free (UK customers only).

Full details below and please get in touch to discuss your needs.

City Hauler

Our Utility bike is optimised for speed, comfort, safety and front loading. A very functional machine, wrapped in some of the features our custom town bikes have won multiple awards for over the years. 

Doing a mid week shop? You're daily commute? Or you need to load up for a weekend pic nic? If you think a cargo bike is more than you need, then this is about as functional as you get before needing to make that jump.

At the bikes heart is its geometry. The geometry was designed from the ground up. Building a fully adjustable test rig, we could look at steering geometry and handle bar shape as a complete package. It's a deep, dark rabbit hole, so we’ll keep it brief here, but essentially handle bar shape will affect your weight distribution. Your weight distribution (along with any loaded weight and where that weight is), combined with steering geometry will affect the handling of the bike, so all things need to be considered together. Which is what we did here. We could adjust the fork geometry, head angle and chain stay length. We could also fully adjust, width and sweep of the handlebar, as well as stem length. We could dial in the geometry to what seemed to be the best balance for a bike of this nature. For more on this, check our news story here.

We've come up with a stable machine, that still has a lively side when you ask of it. It can steer quick at slower speeds, but isn't unstable at higher speeds. Its optimsed for front loading and handles well with heavier loads. Accelerating away from the lights, or attacking a climb on a weekend ride? Out of the saddle it handles itself really well too.

Geometry optimised porteur style handlebar with integrated bell mount for better acoustic properties... Ok maybe not, but it does look very cool!

We also offer the bike with a flat bar, for those that prefer a more aggresive ride.

Bolt on cable guides, allows the bike to be cabled cleanily, whether you run it single speed or geared. You can even run the bike with a dropper post with an entry port for an internally routed dropper post.

Horizontal dropouts allow you to build the bike geared or single speed, or change it as your needs change. Donhou retention washers allow the use of a QR wheel, without the concerns of it moving in the horizontal dropout.


We offer the Utility as a frame set, complete or custom build. The frame set includes the frame, fork and handle bar/stem combinantion. Our complete offering is a cost effective solution using solid entry level components. And of course we can offer this with a custom build package for those that want to dial the bike further to their exact needs.

Please note however, that we are unable to offer our complete package at present due to supply issues felt accross the cycling industry.

Frame Specification

- Front load optimised geometry

- Optimised for 650b wheels with large volume tyres. (Can also accept 700c wheels)

- Can be set up single speed or geared

- Reynolds 525 double butted tubing

- Durable powder coat finish

- 135mm rear spacing

- 27.2mm seat post

- ISO disc mount

- 68mm BSA bottom bracket

- 1 1/8th headtube

- Bolt on cable guides for clean cable routing, however you set the bike up

- Entry for internaly routed dropper post (needs drilling)

- Downtube bottle mounts

- Stainless steel retention washers

- Rack mounts

- Mudgaurd mounts

- Kick stand plate

- Option for stainless steel top tube badge

Bike Specification

Fork - Donhou segmented style fork, cromoly steel, built in house

Handle bar/stem - Donhou portuer style, cromoly steel, built in house. (We also have a flat bar option!)

Bar Tape - Grepp Gripper

Wheels - Shimano 6 bolt hubs laced to Ryde disc specific rims. Stainless steel spokes. (32h)

Tyres - Schwalbe Road Cruiser (Green Compound) 650x42b

Gearing - Shimano Altus 9 speed

Brakes - Shimano MT200

Cranks - Stronglight

Bottom bracket - Stronglight sqaure taper

Pedals - Haro Recycled Plastic

Headset - 1 1/8th

Seat post - Aluminium two bolt

Saddle - Brooks Cambium C17

Bell - VeloOrange

Please note: Parts specification is subject to change.

Geometry and fit

Colour and finish

Further options

Get in touch with any queries


Sustainabity has been a factor considered at all stages of the design. We opted to go with a steel fork and handlebar stem combination to limit the amount of carbon and aluminium. Steel has a very high recycled content rate and is also more easily recycled.

The bike is designed to be capable and adaptable, so it can take on several tasks that you may ask from it. Its adaptability also means that it will grow with you, as your lifetyle or needs change. In this sense we hope that it will serve you for a long time and in many cases that it will be your only bike.

When specifing components, we also consideration towards their environmental impact. Some things, like drivetrains, our choices are very limited, but where we could we specified Grepps reusable bar tape. Schwalbe Green Compound recycled rubber tyres, recycled plastic pedals and Brooks natural rubber saddles.

For more general information on Donhou and sustainability you can also see here.

Utility // Explore your urban landscape

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