Utility x Brooks England

Regular price £2,595.00

One of one in the world, Brooks England x Donhou collab'. Size, medium.
We built this as a country commuter demonstrating the adaptability of the Utility platform. With the ability to chew up tow paths, disused railway lines, bridle ways, fire roads and filthy country lanes, all before breakfast... allowing you to arrive, fresh and smug, with no one knowing the fun you had on the way!
Or of course, it makes an excellent flat bar gravel/bikepacker machine too...

Please note this is an ex display bike. Availability UK only. 

Full details below and please get in touch to discuss your needs. Please also check out the main Utility page for further info.

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. We slapped our hands together, breathed deep and took a nice long, deep, dark, dive into the geometry rabbit hole for this one. By building a fully adjustable “test" bike, we could look at steering geometry and handlebar shape as a complete package. We could adjust the fork geometry, head angle and chain stay length, as well as the height, width and sweep of the handlebar and adjust the stem length too. Through iterative testing, we dialled in the geometry and handlebar shape to what we deemed to be the best balance for a bike of this nature. By pushing things too far in each direction we could locate the boundaries and find the sweet spot!  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. It's optimised 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.


We offer the Utility as a frame set, complete or custom build. The frame set includes the frame, fork and handle bar/stem combination. 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.

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

- 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 internally routed dropper post (needs drilling)

- Downtube bottle mounts

- Stainless steel retention washers

- Rack mounts

- Mudgaurd mounts

- Kick stand plate

Bike Specification

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

Handle bar/stem - Donhou flat bar, cromoly steel, built in house.

Bar Tape - Brooks Ergonomic Rubber

Wheels - Hope Tech Fortus 23

Tyres - Goodyear Connector 650x50b

Gearing - Shimano Deore 10 speed

Brakes - Hope Tech 4/X2

Rotors - Hope Tech

Cranks - Stronglight Impact

Bottom bracket - Stronglight sqaure taper

Pedals - N/A

Headset - Sealed cartridge

Seat post - Aluminium two bolt

Saddle - Brooks Cambium C67

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