Pilen Sport

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Pilen Sport without hub dynamo and with battery head light

It is a lighter but still strong and agile bike for active people who value elegance and flexibility. It is timeless, pure and classical in design and suitable for both weekend and workdays. And you can fit a basket to it.

Pilen Sport is inspired by the indestructible and hearty sport bikes from the Swedish 70s that many remember with delight and not so few have left in the garage. It is a sporty classic bike – no extreme stripped down racing bike.

Classic bicycle with spirit and personality

If Pilen Lyx is the strong, resilient and reliable classic bike then Pilen Sport is the playful, agile and fast classic bike from the Pilen factory. And a Pilen is always a Pilen. You'll recognize the feeling of quality when you take it for a spin. With an Pilen Sport, commuting to work gets a pleasure and you arrive dry and clean even if you should be surprised by a rain shower. The bike has a stylish slim carrier and narrow mudguards – both of course in stainless steel.

Pilen's famous quality and longevity

Pilen Sport, like its sister model, has a frame and fork welded from chromium-molybdenum steel but with thinner tubes and sleeker lines compared to the Lyx. Seatpost, stem and handlebars are aluminium to reduce weight. The carrier is a thread model and designed by Mr Pilen: Martin Avander. It is delightful in its simplicity and its classic lines. The fork deserves some extra attention. It is not a "unihead crown" that you find on simple cycles. Pilen Sport got a fork with cast fork crown brazed fork legs and a feeling that only this type of fork offers. Can you feel the difference riding the bike? Yes you can. Take the Sport for spin, get up to speed and make some turns. It is precise and responsive, and feels both smooth and safe. The fork is really too exclusive for a bike like the Pilen. But we could not resist. It is so darned beautiful.

Stainless steel mudguard and carrier

The tyres are Schwalbe Marathon Racer – low rolling resistance and puncture resistant tyres that can handle high pressure and is also suitable for the larger rider. The rims are anodized double-bottomed aluminium wheels with silver finish or matte black.

Those who are sporty-minded will find that Pilen Sport is more suitable than a Pilen Lyx. You or your bicycle dealer can remove parts if you feel like traveling extra-light or want to use your Sport for fitness or touring. Rack, mudguards and locks are easy to remove, high quality and well worth saving. You decide how sporty your Pilen Sport should be.

Pilen Sport comes in matte black, silver metallic, candy red, dark red RAL 3004, black RAL 9001, blue RAL 5001, green RAL 6005,Creme white RAL 1015, Durablue and Duragreen.

Pilen Sport works wonderfully well with a basket or carrier in front! Choose from the available select parts at the bottom of this page.

Do you want disc brakes you should take a look at Pilen Supersport. It's basically the same outstanding frame as Pilen Sport, but the frame has vertical dropouts (brackets for the wheels) which is a requirement when brake pads what are attached to the frame and fork.

Pilen Sport

Pilen Sport comes in two varieties: 1. With hub dynamo in the front hub and strong LED bulb and 2. Without hub dynamo and a small flexible battery head light.

This hub dynamo variant is the brightest solution and is suitable for bike commuters and urban cyclists who travel much in the evening and really want a light beam that illuminates the road. Hub dynamos obviously rolls slightly worse (a few percent) than a front hub without built-in generator.

1. Pilen Sport with hub dynamo

Shimano Hub dynamo

Pilen Sport with hub dynamo comes with a hub Shimano DH-2R35-E h a sharp bright LED front light of model Busch & Müller Lymotec Lyt with integrated reflector and 25 lux brightness. The lamp lights when you stop in traffic and automatically detects when it gets dark. It illuminates the absolute best and suitable for bike commuter and urban rider who travels a lot in the evening and really want a beam of light that illuminates the path. Hub Dynamo obviously rolls a tad worse (a few percent) than a front hub without built-in generator. But it may be worthwhile if you always want to be sure to have legal and safe lighting without have to worry about batteries.

2. Pilen Sport without hub dynamo

Shimano Hub dynamo

Pilen Sport without hub dynamo has a Shimano Nexus HB-IM40 hub and roller brake BR-IM45. This is quality components from Shimano sporting low friction and very reliable. The lamp is Axa Basta Microscope with built-in reflectors and LED lamp with an estimated life span of 100,000 hours.

Pilen Sport with roller brake hub for is for you who rarely go riding in the dark, or do not care about having to change batteries in the lights occasionally. It's is bit faster bike than the Sport with hub dynamo.

Handlebars: Sport or Roadster

Styre Sport

The Sport handlebar is shaped like the new moon. It is slighly wider (605 mm) than the Sportster and is exactly horizontal (0 mm) in relation to the stem attachment point. With a Sport handlebar you ride more leaning forward as the handlebar sweeps back only 23°, and you have your knuckles more in the direction of travel. The Sport handlebar feels sporty and modern and reduces wind resistance. The Roadster handlebar is slightly narrower (595 mm) than Sport handlebar and the grips is 35 mm above the stem attachment point. You get a more upright riding position as the handlebar sweeps back 47° and the body weighs less on your arms and hands. The Roadster handlebar feels more relaxed and have a more classic look.

Butted frame tubes in chrome molybdenum steel

Butted tubes

Pilen Supersport and Sport has a frame with butted tubes of chrome molybdenum steel SAE 4130 in the top pipe and down tube – thicker materials (1.2 mm) near the frame angles and welds and thinner materials (0.9 mm) in the middle of the tubes. It provides an improved relationship between weight and performance. Butted steel tubes was used in the classic racing bicycles era when the steel frames were dominant. No other manufacturer of classic utility and sport bikes in Sweden, Scandinavia or Europe uses butted frame tubes in chrome molybdenum steel.

Komponenter tillval – Optional Components

Pilen Sport Specification

Colours Pilen Sport comes in matte black, silver metallic, candy red, dark red RAL 3004, black RAL 9001, Creme white RAL 1015, Durablue and Duragreen.
Frame Height: 56,5 cm. Chromium-molybdenum steel tubes. Superb quality, strong and very resilient. Powder coated.
Fork Chromium-molybdenum steel with cast fork crown and brazed fork legs.
Mudguards Unpainted stainless steel or with black powder coating.
Bearing and Chain Wheel The bearings come from Kinex and require no maintenance. Aluminium crankshafts.
Chain and chain guard 104 links. Anti rust processed chain. Rotating chain guard.
Transmission 44:20
Hubs
Rear hub alt. 1 Shimano zero-gear. Coaster brake.
Rear hub alt. 2 SRAM Automatix 2. Coaster brake. Automatic gear changing.
Rear hub alt. 3 Shimano Nexus Inter 3. Coaster brake. Handlebar Gripshift.
Rear hub alt. 4 Shimano Nexus Inter 7. Coaster brake. Handlebar Gripshift.
Rear hub alt. 5 Shimano Nexus Inter 8. Coaster brake. Handlebar Gripshift.
Rear hub alt. 6 Shimano Nexus Inter 8. Roller brakes. Handlebar Gripshift. Front and rear brakes on handlebar.
Front hub alt 1 Shimano DH-2R35-E with rollerbrake and hub generator.
Front hub alt 2 Shimano EV-HB IM-20 with rollerbrake. No hub generator.
Gear shifter Handlebars Grip shift (except Automatix 2).
Tires Schwalbe Marathon Racer 40-622 Performance line with Puncture Protection. Inflate to max 6,5 bar. More info.
Wheel 28 inches (47-622) double bottomed aluminium rims, targeted spoke holes, eyelets and strong spokes in stainless steel. The rear wheel have reduced spokes. Comes in silver or black anodized aluminium.
Spokes Stainless steel 2 mm. Reduced in the rear wheel.
Carrier Slender and strong stainless steel carrier.
Lock ABUS Amparo 485 high security lock (class 8).
Brakes Coaster brakes or rollerbrake (rear rollerbrakes only on Shimano Nexus Inter-8).
Saddle Brooks B17 i genuine leather. Comes in Black, Brown and Honey.
Headlight alt 1 Busch & Müller Lumotec Lyt LED headlight. Requires generator. 25 lux. Very good and safe light. No batteries needed.
Headlight alt 2 Axa Basta Microscope. Battery operated.
Rear light LED. Activated by darkness and movement.
Reflexes Reflex sides on the tires. Built in reflexes in head and rear light.
Bell Büchel Bell in aluminium.

Pilen Sport Weights

Rear hub Front hub  Fully equipped Stripped*
Shimano Inter 8 roller brake. Shimano DH-2R35-E hub dynamo with roller brake. 18,1 kg 15,7 kg
Shimano Inter 8 coaster brake. Shimano DH-2R35-E hub dynamo with roller brake. 17,9 kg 15,5 kg
Shimano Inter 7 coaster brake. Shimano DH-2R35-E hub dynamo with roller brake. 17,7 kg 15,3 kg
Shimano Inter 3 coaster brake. Shimano DH-2R35-E hub dynamo with roller brake. 17 kg 14,6 kg
SRAM Automatix 2 coaster brake. Shimano DH-2R35-E hub dynamo with roller brake. 17,3 kg 15 kg
 
Shimano Inter 8 roller brake. Shimano EV-HB IM-20 without hub dynamo with roller brake. 18 kg 15,6 kg
Shimano Inter 8 coaster brake. Shimano EV-HB IM-20 without hub dynamo with roller brake. 17,8 kg 15,4 kg
Shimano Inter 7 coaster brake. Shimano EV-HB IM-20 without hub dynamo with roller brake. 17,6 kg 15,2 kg
Shimano Inter 3 coaster brake. Shimano EV-HB IM-20 without hub dynamo with roller brake. 16,9 kg 14,5 kg
SRAM Automatix 2 coaster brake. Shimano EV-HB IM-20 without hub dynamo with roller brake. 17,2 kg 14,9 kg
* Stripped of lock, lights, mudguards and carrier.
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