The gap between style and utility is often a difficult space to traverse. For the consumer it presents a classic no-win pros and cons choice to navigate, a decision especially true for urban bike commuters when choosing a new bike. Moots proves that this is not always the case with the new Highline, a purpose-built titanium commuter bike that combines subtle urban styling with specs that’ll keep performance nerds satiated.
The Highline’s light and durable frame are supported by Shimano’s Metrea group set guts. The stem, seatpost and saddle come from Fizik. The 32mm Schwalbe Kojak tires keep the bicycle floating over potholes, manhole covers and whatever else would be a threat to more svelte builds. And naturally, the Highline isn’t without aesthetic — polished lines pattern both the top and down tubes, representing the symbolic and universal city skyline while matching nicely with the Shimano group set at the same time. If you need more convincing and you find yourself in New York this summer, stop by Shimano’s pop-up store to test it out for yourself.
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