Skoda bolsters range of bicycles

By Jack Evans

Skoda has added a selection of new bicycles to its range of bikes, bringing its current line-up to an impressive 16 models.

Reflecting the brand’s road car product offensive, Skoda has seen fit to add two new electrically assisted mountain bikes to its cycling collection, as well as new children’s bikes.

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The first, a full-suspension e-mountain bike called EMTB FULL, comes with 2.6-inch-wide tyres, as well as RockShox shock absorbers.

It also uses a Shimano STEPS E7000 electric drive unit, which is the same as the one you’ll find on the regular EMTB. This does without the full suspension setup of the EMTB FULL, but stull gets RockShox front suspension, as well as Schwalbe Smart Sam Performance tyres.

Skoda’s Road Elite bicycle has also been updated with a new colour design which takes inspiration from the green jersey of the Tour de France. The bike’s geometry has also been redesigned to aerodynamic efficiency, while it runs Shimano Ultegra R8000 components.

The Czech brand has also increased the number of children’s bicycles it offers. The Kid 24 has now been added, sitting above the Kid 16 and Kid 20 models in terms of sizing. It gets 24-inch wheels and an 11-inch frame, making it suitable for children aged between 8-13 who are between 130 and 155cm tall. It gets a similar level of componentry to the adult bikes, however, with SR Suntour front suspension and eight gears.

Skoda has also breathed new life into its Voiturette classically styled bicycle, as well as its MTB Lady and MTB 29 Full bicycles thanks to fresh designs and small technical modifications.