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▷ Hollandrad test 2017: the best bikes in the test

Hollandrad test 2017: comparison of

test: the Dutch has in addition to carrier and back pedal brake is characterized also by the comfortable sitting position. Apart from the bicycles developed especially for sports such as BMX, road bike and mountain bike, other models, which are geared to a different target group can be found on the big bike market: the cyclists, who are rather on convenience during their trips and work routes out. In addition to the city bike, especially the Dutch of popularity enjoys – after this particular bike was almost gone. In the Dutch test on you will find more information on the particularities of the Hollandrads and what to look for when buying. Also was named a winner of comparison under the Hollandrädern of the manufacturer MIFA, Vogue, KS cycling, Plezier, and Bermuda.

The best bikes in the overview:

The Dutch in the test: what makes this bike so special?

The Dutch is a special form of city bikes and characterized above all by the comfortable sitting position. The test were compared different models in terms of various criteria such as frame size, weight and handling. It is in the test bikes with 28-inch tyres that are suitable especially for women. Table of contents:

  • the best bikes at a glance:
    • the Dutch in the test: what makes this bike so special?
    • Holland bike in the test – to the history of this type of bicycle
    • Test: the Dutch and his idiosyncrasies
    • Bikes in the test – the perfect means of transportation for the city

Holland bike in the test – to the history of this type of bicycle

especially a Dutch according to test for shallow and well-developed regions suitable as they are typical for the Netherlands. The Holland bike is a special touring bike (also: city bike), which was originally produced in the Netherlands and is characterised especially by the high seating position due to the high handlebars. A special robustness is said to the bike. And today the design of the Hollandrads is based strongly on the historic touring bikes. In addition to the driver’s seat, comfortable and upright, especially the full chain guard and the side panel on the rear are characteristic for the Dutch. Still enjoying this bike, especially in urban regions of very popular. In 1869, Henricus burgers from Deventer began construction first, produced originally in Holland Bikes. Until then, most bikes used in Holland came mainly via the import from England, France and Germany to the Netherlands. Burgers ‘ model followed soon increasingly numerous other bike shops. The bike builders initially took the English wheel model as a template. The special appearance of the Hollandrads was due to the geography and infrastructure of the Netherlands. Due to the predominantly flat landscape and well-developed road and road network, the cyclists had to take no special challenges to get from A to B. Therefore, the wheel manufacturers laid emphasis on the comfort of the bike and its cheap and yet robust manufacturing process. Special requirements with regard to the optimal power yield when the bike pedals – especially with the uphill – they could disregard confidently. The Dutch was designed from the outset to comfort and simple robustness. Also, the city bike (Dutch Stadtfiets or Omafiets) well as loads bike could reinforce itself. In the 1920s was only the term Nederlandsch Supplyer on however, after numerous whatever foreign took over corporate components of the Hollandrads. „ Hollandrad “ but no protected brand name is why producers outside the Netherlands may produce bikes,. In addition: The used colloquially often misleading name for the Netherlands – Holland-, actually only refers to a region in the North of the Netherlands.

Test: the Dutch and his idiosyncrasies

The Dutch distinguishes itself compared to other bikes through a wide variety of characteristics, that to enable a comfortable seating position the cyclist and make the bike even amazingly low maintenance.

  • < Ol > < ol > the bike frame in the Dutch women’s is still the typical frame shape of Omafiets ubiquitous: The so-called arc of Holland is to recognize the straight down tube and the overlying gently curved top tube. The frame ascending slightly upwards to the handlebar and has colloquially nicknamed „ gooseneck “ purchased. In contrast to the bicycle for women oriented the bike for men’s rather on the frame of the classical Diamanträder.Durch sit the high handlebar you when driving on the Dutch very upright. This is back-friendly and much more comfortable than the half lying position, you are taking on a road, where it’s especially on speed and Windschnittigkeit.
  • Orthographic rather rare larger gradients in the comparatively flat Netherlands

  • GangschaltungDa, can the Dutch cyclists usually happily without a gear shift. Often, no gear shift is therefore also on exported Hollandrädern. Yet good speeds can be achieved through the large 28-inch wheels. The two models from MIFA, KS cycling are an exception in the Dutch test. You have about a 3-hub gears, that can be operated by a twist grip on the handlebars.
  • In third gear, simple gradients in the city without further can be deal with by bike. < Ol >

  • BremsenAm Hollandrad still the coaster brake can be found until today. Other bicycle models, this type of brake is now almost entirely been replaced by the market. On the classic Dutch, no more braking is integrated according to the test. But today increasingly drum brakes at the front and rear wheels can be found through adjustments to the various EU-wide rules for the compulsory brake systems on bicycles. These are usually triggered by cable via a lever on the handlebar and increase driving safety.
  • GepäckträgerDa should provide also sufficient space for transporting the Dutch, are today carrier standard. Usually the carrier on the Dutch according to test over the rear wheel is located. But there are also variations where the carrier is shifted forward. In conjunction with a bicycle basket, you can safely stow your bag and purchases on the luggage carrier and a relaxed drive.
  • WartungsarmutDurch the comparatively simple construction combined with the round to guard the Dutch in tests characterized again and again due to the low maintenance intensity. Is bent by the chain deterioration due to pollution and possible rust damage to the chain links. Are bikes usually still good even after years and can achieve a high resale value.
  • SattelAnders the saddle at the Dutch according to test characterized as the narrow bike saddle for more sporty bike types due to convenience. The comparatively large seat, coupled with good cushioning and suspension shocks can catch well. So an optimum seating comfort is assured even over longer distances.
  • Bikes in the test – the perfect means of transportation for the city

    bikes are suitable according to test not for Downhillfahrten and other sport tours – here the MTB is the better choice. The Dutch is designed according to test not on a sporty driving style. High speeds are also favoured including the permanent shutdown due to the construction. Therefore, is a Dutch in particular for urban transport and people economically and environmentally friendly quickly want to entering shallower and well-developed regions from A to B. If you would rather drive the bike over hill and Dale, a mountain bike is probably the better choice for you. However, if you are know to appreciate the special comfort of the upright seating position and the additional benefits of rack and pedal, the Dutch according to test for you is the right choice. Especially the retro charm of the bikes knows how to excite and will be more and more into a statement modern town in their urban and living environment. And the upright posture is comfortable not only for ladies. The winner of the Dutch comparison of the German manufacturer’s MIFA in the test for several reasons stood out: the Dutch in spite of the usual steel frame with a weight of 17 kg is comparatively easy. On the other hand, also the additional 3-speed hub gear means a plus which can cope with larger gradients with the Dutch. This Dutch price compared to other types of wheels is affordable with a cost of EUR 270 and justifies the investment in the typis potentially long-lasting bicycle in particular. An original Dutch for ladies of the Dutch producer Gazelle is on average 500 to 800 Euro cost – and that even without 3-speed hub gear.


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