Velorbis cycle collection gives you many choices in the genre of classic men’s and women’s bicycles. We have both simple classic bikes and the more luxurious models called Deluxe. Our bikes are designed in Denmark and manufactured in Germany. We have bikes in the categories of classic cycles, balloon cycles, transport bicycles, sports bicycles, electric bicycles and company bicycles. They are all designed with the same goal; to ride in style…
Our bicycle history
Based in Copenhagen – Velorbs is built on more than 100 years of cycling culure and we are experiencing this unique culture every day, being born and bread here in Copenhagen. Ther is even a saying called ‘Cycling the Copenhagen-Way’ or ‘Copenhagenize your ride’
Our Danish designed cycles belong to a category of classic, retro and comfort bicycles that over the time share different names. Velorbis bicycles have different categories. Our Kopenhagen program is a type of classic Dutch-style bicycle is called everything from a sit-up-and-beg bicycle, a vintage bicycle and a retro style bicycle, to an ‘Omafiets/opafiets’ – (Granny or Grandad bike in Dutch). In some countries the most common term is a commuter bike, utility bike or an upright bike. The most popular European term is the ‘Dutch Bike´ or ‘Dutch style bicycle’; a generic term used to describe typically a two-wheeled, utilitarian bicycle, with mudguards or fenders, a rear carrier or rack, relaxed loop frame or geometry, an upright seating position and generally an ‘old-time’ look reminiscent of the early 20th century. It is a style of bike you will find all over Northern Europe, but mostly in bicycle friendly cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
Enclosing the gears protects you and your bicycle from all types of weather, hence they involve much lower maintenance than the derailleur systems found on most bikes. Another advantage of internal gears is that they are very simple on the outside and come with a chain guard. This is a much cleaner option allowing you to ride in any clothing you choose rather than having to wear specialist cycle gear.
Another characteristic feature of Velorbis is our flexibility in equipping bicycles with either freewheel/drum brake hubs which are popular worldwide, or coaster brakes/pedal brake hubs which are predominantly associated with Dutch style bicycles from Holland, Northern Europe and Scandinavia.
In the beginning Dutch style bikes were ‘born’ with coaster brakes/pedal brake hubs because at that time they were the predominant style of bike in Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway – these countries all used this coaster brake/pedal brake system only. The sit-up-and-beg style bicycles have recently increased in popularity all over the world; however these markets are not used to coaster brakes/pedal brakes. Therefore the Dutch-style bicycle has evolved to also include freewheel internal gear hubs with drum or roller brake systems. Since Velorbis caters for all markets, we have decided to offer our range of bicycles with both brake system options.
Lightweight cycling experience
Traditional classic style commuter bicycles tend to be heavier than carbon bikes, racer bikes mountain bikes, etc. We have produced our traditionally lugged and brazed hand built frames from the highest quality German steel, rather than using the traditional and heavier hi-ten steel frames you find on other steel bicycles today. These initiatives therefore reduce the overall weight of our bicycles to stunning 14-18 kg (28-36 lbs), making them a perfect fit for navigating through traffic jams, lifting on and off trains or down steps, etc.