The Step Through was designed with simplicity and practicality in mind. We’ve removed the flourish in favor of features that make riding your bike fun again. The Step Through features a mixed-chromoly frame to reduce weight, a rear rack for all your cargo, and fenders and a full chaincase to keep you clean and dry. The 1 speed features a simple coaster brake; the 3 and 7 speeds feature an internal gear system to keep things ultra-simple. The 8 speed features a quality rear derailleur using top quality Shimano components.
Traveling by bike in a dense urban environment requires a bike that is both nimble and stable, not just one or the other. Your Simcoe bike is designed to stay glued to the ground while you thread your way around pedestrians, cars and potholes. At Simcoe, we put an incredible amount of thought and experience into our geometry. We call it CitySmart, and it offers the smartest, safest, and most enjoyable geometry on the market today.
All of our models feature a full length chaincase. We designed this case to fully protect both you and your bike from grease coming off your chain. You won’t have to worry about tucking in your pant legs or oiling your chain as often.
Fender and Hub
Our 3 and 7 speed models use a clever design that puts all the gears inside the rear wheel hub. This means you can easily shift gears and you don’t have to worry about the chain falling off. To keep you clean, all Simcoe models feature high-quality, stylish fenders.
Our fenders come installed with unique leather washers. We use leather because it helps ensure that your bike will not squeak or rattle, and leather washers help prevent corrosion if you ride through the winter. Bet your last bike didn’t have these!
Bars, Brakes and Shifters
The handlebar and stem on our bikes keep you upright and comfortable, without having to reach too far or put pressure on your wrists. We then use convenient thumb shifters for quick and accurate shifting.
|Frame||Mixed chromoly frame absorbs road vibration and reduces weight. Internal gear models include clever braze-ons have been added for a Dutch-style rear wheel lock to deter theft. Rear derailleur models include braze-ons for a water-bottle cage.|
|Fork||High-tensile steel legs with a chromoly steerer tube that naturally absorbs road vibrations.|
|Headset||FSA sealed bearing keeps steering smooth and protected from rain and snow.|
|Rims/Wheels||Extremely strong touring-grade rims with double wall construction, 36 spokes and stainless steel eyelets. Rim size 700C on MD frames, 650A on SM frames.|
|Spokes||Strong, lightweight and corrosion-resistant 14-gauge stainless steel front and rear on 7- and 8-speed models. The 1- and 3-speed models use a special 13/14 gauge butted spoke on the rear for improved durability at the hub interface.|
|Tires||Kenda EuroTrek tires have a puncture resistant lining and a reflective side wall for added safety.|
|Crankset||Aluminum alloy crankarms with fluted details and a durable steel chainring.|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA sealed bearings keeps things running smooth and protected from the elements.|
|Chain||Tough KMC chain for durability.|
|Shifters||Ergonomic Nexus rotary shifter on 3 speed and high-tech Rapidfire shifter on 7 and 8 speeds.|
|Handlebars||Alloy with a 35 mm rise and Classic Japanese style 50 degree backsweep bend for perfect ergonomics.|
|Tape/Grips||Velo grips offer great shock absorption.|
|Stem||Lightweight and rakish alloy quill stem with quick adjustments for a variety of riding styles.|
|Brake Levers||Ergonomic and stylish alloy brake levers with return springs for smooth control.|
|Brakes||High-quality, made-in-Taiwan alloy dual-pivot brake calipers for safe stops.|
|Pedals||Polished alloy pedal bodies for light weight with Kraton rubber for great grip that keeps shoe soles in good shape.|
|Seat Post||Strong and lightweight full aluminum alloy seatpost with lots of adjustment (size Ø27.2 x L300 mm).|
|Paint||A four-step paint process, including a phosphate base layer and ultra-durable polyurethane clearcoat, create a highly chip-resistant finish with a rust-resistant undercoat.|
|Front Hub||Bolt-on alloy front hub discourages theft.|
|Rear Hub||1 speed hub features a coaster brake while 3 and 7 speeds feature low maintenance, weather resistant Shimano internally geared hubs. 8 speed model features Shimano Acera rear derailleur.|
|Seat||Durable vinyl saddle with extra springs for added comfort.|
|Chainguard||Alloy chainguard on 3, 7 and 8 speeds resists rust and provides total clothing protection. Steel on 1 speed.|
|Racks||Simcoe-exclusive. The colour-matched tubular steel rack looks great and is stable for heavy loads (up to 18 kg / 39.6 pounds). Features a mounting plate for permanent, theft-resistant bolt-on rear lights and loops for bungee cords.|
|Fenders||Alloy on 3, 7 and 8 speeds. Steel on 1 speed. Additional features include decorative tip, alloy mounting stays, and leather washers to prevent annoying rattles.|
|Kickstand||The Classic single arm design is both durable and handsome.|