City & City Special


Pilen City is a new flexible and lighter bike with low entry frame and more feeling. It fits the day-to-day biker with a youthful mind who wants a handsome modest bike.

  • Relaxed riding position
  • Gears internal in hub
  • Resilient wheels
  • Comfortable saddle
  • Frame in chrome-moly SAE 4130
  • Quality lock Abus
  • Approved lingtning
  • Premium rust protection
  • Comes in black, white and red
  • Rim brake front

Lovely bicycling

Pilen City is a new graceful step-through bicycle. A humble and neat Swedish-built utility city-bike with basket and comfortable upright riding position. Pilen City is dedicated to those who want an pleasant uncomplicated bike with excellent road handling for daily commuting to work or school. Like its sister models, it has a durable and resilient frame in chrome molybdenum steel and the amazing Tange bottom bracket – so the driving experience is highly pleasurable and the roll is alluring.

In every detail

The bike is easy to handle and very safe with stainless steel mudguards, approved lock and lighting. You choose saddle color between Black, Honey and Brown on the saddle Montegrappa Future. As with all of Pilen’s models, you can choose to build a City Special by using your Pilen City with leather seats or nice components. The bike is available in the three colors Black RAL 9005, Clear Red RAL 3001 or White RAL 9003.

The City comes with 1, 3, 7 or 8 hubbed gears, black basket, rim brakes and battery lights. The standard CIty model can be customized into a variety of variants, called City Special, where you choose how your Special model will look and be equipped. Choose color scheme and components according to your own taste.

Pilen is an unique Swedish manufacturer of well-built utility and city bicycles with lovely comfort and quality in the smallest detail.

Pilen city features

Comfort
You're riding face forward and can smile to those you meet
Loadability
You can load all you need and then some
Friskiness
You enjoy riding with speed and in style
Price level
A Swedish built bicycle with good value

Available colours

Pilen City White RAL 9003 shown outside. The white color is best perceived against a non-white background.
A good bike is something you would like to enjoy, feel proud and have a good relationship with – aesthetically, technically and economically. That’s why Pilen embraces the customers’ creativity. It makes sense for everyone involved. The customer gets his personal Pilen to enjoy and Pilen gets to sell more beautiful Pilen bikes.

The City Special is a City where you have selected paint job and parts to your own liking. Single colour bicycles with white or brown tyres are popular. Du kan choose:

  • Single coloured bike or a custom composition with fenders and chain-guard in any standard Pilen colour.
  • Red power painted rims.
  • Brown or Creme tyres. 
  • Saddle Brooks B17, B17 Special or saddle in faux leather.
  • Exclusive bells from Japanese Crane Bells.
  • A selection of baskets and carriers.

You must order a City Special though your Pilen retailer. Some delivery time might apply.

Customise a city and get a city special

A good bike is something you would like to enjoy, feel proud and have a good relationship with – aesthetically, technically and economically. That’s why Pilen embraces the customers’ creativity. It makes sense for everyone involved. The customer gets his personal Pilen to enjoy and Pilen gets to sell more beautiful Pilen bikes.

The City Special is a City where you have selected paint job and parts to your own liking. Single colour bicycles with white or brown tyres are popular. Du kan choose:

  • Single coloured bike or a custom composition with fenders and chain-guard in any standard Pilen colour.
  • Red power painted rims.
  • Brown or Creme tyres. 
  • Saddle Brooks B17, B17 Special or saddle in faux leather.
  • Exclusive bells from Japanese Crane Bells.
  • A selection of baskets and carriers.

You must order a City Special though your Pilen retailer. Some delivery time might apply.

Why ride a Pilen?

The first and foremost argument is no doubt that you get a lot of bike for the buck. The Pilen only has but a few employees, and everyone in the company is able to build a bicycle with quality in the smallest detail. The bicycles are built at a lean production line that the Pilen folks built entirely on their own – a line that is subject to constant improvement.

You can choose the equipment level on all models. If you want a bike with just the bare necessities or spend a little extra, you have the chance to compose your own personal bike. Compare the Pilen's driving experience and the equipment level with other bicycle brands. The bike feels neater and more lively.

  • More delightful details

  • What makes a Pilen a rare and beautiful breed?
    1. Frame tubes in chrome-molybdenum steel grade 4130. A more expensive steel grade. The frame becomes stronger and more flexible with better driving experience. Take it for a spin and feel the difference. The frame is welded with TIG welding, a slow and advanced welding technique that produces strong thin joints. The frame details are brazed. True craftsmanship is beautiful and gives the best driving experience.
    2. Elegant fork with cast steel crown. Fork legs in chrome molybdenum steel 4130. Fork legs are brazed to the cast fork. Very precise and responsive.
    3. Very strong wheels with double bottomed alloy rims, targeted spoke holes, eyelets and strong spokes in stainless steel. Rear wheel got butted spokes for extra strength.
    4. Maintenance-free bottom bracket from Tange model LN-7922 with forged steel solid spindle, quality shielded bearings and light alloy body cups. Just lovely feeling and spin.
    5. Stainless steel 18.8 mudguards, struts, carrier clamps and all nuts and bolts. Alloy seat post and stem.
    6. Elegant carrier in alloy.
    7. Selle Montegrappa Future Synthetic leather with spring suspension.
    What is a Pilen City's standard equipment?
    • Saddle Montegrappa Future in Black, Brown or Honey synthetic leather. Optionally Brooks B17 in genuine leather Black, Brown or Honey. See price list.
    • Several front hub and brake alternatives. See price list.
    • Mudguards stainless steel unpainted.
    • Black basket.
    • Covering painted chainguard.
    • Tyres black Schwalbe Range Cruiser.
    • Black rubber grips.
    • Bell Alloy.
    • Stand Atran Moove Alloy.
    • ABUS Amparo 485 high security lock.
    • Approved battery lighting.
    • Handlebars Sport or Roadster.

    Handlebars Sport or Roadster

    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.
    Prices Pilen City

    The Pilen costs a little more because it is much more bike. The prices are competitive and the bikes are good value when you compare what you get. The lovely driving experience, quality of the frame, the fine bottom bracket, the leather saddles and the thoughtful design give you many carefree, joyful years of ownership. For customers outside Sweden shipping, currency exchange rates and customs are factors. If you can't convince a local bike shop to stock Pilen you can send us a message and we'll offer you a quote.


    Pilen City model City 1, coaster brake rear, rim brake front
    Saddle Future synthetic leather
    Price 5570
    2017-09-14 Magnus
    City 1, coaster brake rear, roller brake frontFuture synthetic leather5920
    City 1, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture synthetic leather6320
    City 3, coaster brake rear, rim brake frontFuture synthetic leather5970
    City 3, coaster brake rear, roller brake frontFuture synthetic leather6320
    City 3, roller brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture synthetic leather6720
    City 7, coaster brake rear, rim brake frontFuture synthetic leather6570
    City 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake frontFuture synthetic leather6920
    City 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture synthetic leather7320
    City 7, roller brake rear, rim brake frontFuture synthetic leather6970
    City 7, roller brake rear, roller brake frontFuture synthetic leather7320
    City 7, roller brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture synthetic leather7720
    City 8, roller brake rear, rim brake frontFuture synthetic leather7370
    City 8, roller brake rear, roller brake frontFuture synthetic leather7720
    City 8, roller brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture synthetic leather8120
    City 1, coaster brake rear, rim brake frontBrooks B17 leather6165
    City 1, coaster brake rear, roller brake frontBrooks B17 leather6515
    City 1, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontBrooks B17 leather6915
    City 3, coaster brake rear, rim brake frontBrooks B17 leather6565
    City 3, coaster brake rear, roller brake frontBrooks B17 leather6915
    City 3, roller brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontBrooks B17 leather7315
    City 7, coaster brake rear, rim brake frontBrooks B17 leather7165
    City 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake frontBrooks B17 leather7515
    City 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontBrooks B17 leather7915
    City 7, roller brake rear, rim brake frontBrooks B17 leather7565
    City 7, roller brake rear, roller brake frontBrooks B17 leather7915
    City 7, roller brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontBrooks B17 leather8315
    City 8, roller brake rear, rim brake frontBrooks B17 leather7965
    City 8, roller brake rear, roller brake frontBrooks B17 leather8315
    City 8, roller brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontBrooks B17 leather8715
    Prices are in SEK (kr). Shipping and handling not included.
    All prices are recommended retailer prices and shipping and handling fees might apply.
    Technical Specification Pilen City
    Pilen City Specification
    Information
    2017-09-17 Magnus
    ColorsPilen City comes in Bright Red RAL 3001, Black RAL 9005 and White RAL 9003. With Pilen silver badge.
    FrameHeight: 54,5 cm. Chrome-molybdenum SAE 4130 in all tubes for optimum elasticity, comfort and durability. Powder coated.
    ForkChrome-molybdenum SAE 4130 cast fork crown and brazed fork legs.
    MudguardsStainless steel unpainted.
    Bottom Bracket and CranksetMaintenance-free bottom bracket from Tange model LN-7922 with forged steel solid spindle, quality shielded bearings and light alloy body cups. Alloy Crankset.
    Chain and cover104 links. Anti rust processed chain. Covering chain guard.
    Gear ratio44:20
    Hub rear alt. 1Shimano CB-E110 1 gear. Coaster brakes.
    Hub rear alt. 2Shimano Nexus Inter 3. Coaster brakes. Handlebar Gripshift.
    Hub rear alt. 3Shimano Nexus Inter 7. Coaster brakes. Handlebar Gripshift.
    Hub rear alt. 4Shimano Nexus Inter 7. Roller brakes. Handlebar Gripshift. Front and rear brakes on handlebar.
    Hub rear alt. 5Shimano Nexus Inter 8. Roller brakes. Handlebar Gripshift. Front and rear brakes on handlebar.
    Front hubAlloy roller hub.
    ShiftingHandlebar grip shift rear side.
    TiresSchwalbe Range Cruiser 40x622 m.m. with K-Guard. Black-Reflex.
    Rims28 inches (19-622) 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.
    EkrarSapim Stainless steel 2 mm. Butted in the rear wheel.
    BasketBlack wirebasket
    CarrierSlender and strong aluminium alloy carrier.
    LockABUS Amparo 485 high security lock (class 8).
    BrakesCoaster brakes rear (exception alt. 4 and 5). Handlebar brake left. Tektro rim brake front. Can be equipped with dynamohub and/or rollerbrake
    SaddleStandard is Montegrappa Future i synthetic leather. Comes in Black, Brown or Honey.
    Head LightHerrmans H-Ike LED. Battery.
    Rear LightSpanninga Vena On/Off. Battery.
    ReflectorsReflex sides on tires and in lights.
    BellBell Büchel Alloy.
    GripsBlack environmental friendly TPE (Kraton) from Herrmans.
    Pilen City modell
    Fälgbroms batterilyse
    2018-12-06
    1 växel16,4
    3 växlar16,8
    7 växlar med fotbroms17,6
    7 växlar med rullbroms17,8
    8 växlar med rullbroms18,2
    What select parts and extras are available for Pilen City Special?
    Beautiful and usable extra options Pilen City Special to cater for your personal wishes and needs.
    Påslag
    Märke
    Uppdaterad 2018-12-11 Louise
    Centralstöd Moove Double220Atran Velo
    Däck Kojak 35-622200Schwalbe Tires
    Däck Road Cruiser Brown-reflex100Schwalbe Tires
    Däck Road Cruiser Creme-reflex100Schwalbe Tires
    Frampakethållare Atran Alloy målad990Atran Velo
    Frampakethållare Atran Alloy svart600Atran Velo
    Frampakethållare Nitto M18990Nitto Japan
    Fälg röd metallic pulverlack400Büchel Dynamic 2
    Handtag läder honey eller bruna280Herrmans Oy
    Handtag Primergo kork200Herrmans Oy
    Handtag Zeglo kork200Herrmans Oy
    Korg Brooks Hoxton1200Brooks Saddles
    Korg brun plastrotting500Pilen
    Ringklocka E-ne aluminium230Crane Bells
    Ringklocka E-ne koppar260Crane Bells
    Ringklocka E-ne mattsvart230Crane Bells
    Ringklocka E-ne mässing240Crane Bells
    Ringklocka Riten aluminium150Crane Bells
    Ringklocka Riten Koppar200Crane Bells
    Ringklocka Riten mässing200Crane Bells
    Ringklocka Suzu aluminium100Atran Velo
    Ringklocka Suzu koppar150Crane Bells
    Ringklocka Suzu mässing150Crane Bells
    Sadelväska Pilen & Nyström svart, brun, honey800Nyström Stockholm
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