Graceful Harmonic Bicycle

Pilen City

Pilen City is a graceful and harmonic city bicycle. A humble and neat Swedish-built steel vintage utility city bike with high quality and comfortable riding position.

Pilen City Ladies Red RAL 3002.

Hightlights and Features

A friend on the road

Pilen City is a city bike for daily use. It is elegant and clean in its design.

Upright driving position

Pilen City has an upright relaxed driving position. You glide in style and a harmonious calm.

Swedish-built quality

The bikes are built in our factory in Gamleby with components both local and international.

Fork for comfort

Pilen City has a fork chrome-moly 4130 with cast fork crown and brass brazed legs.

Built-in gear hubs

For worry-free operation and maintenance, Pilen City has the gears internal in the rear hub.

Rim brake or roller brake front

Choose battery headlight and rim brake front or hub dynamo and roller brakes.

Steel frame cromoly 4130

Pilen City has a resilient and springy frame with TIG-welded tubes in chrome-moly steel SEA 4130.

Super resilient wheels

Double-bottomed rims with eyelets, directional spoke holes, stainless spokes and spoke nuts.

Fully equipped

The Pilen bikes have approved lighting, reflectors and lock from Abus.

Exquisite rust protection

Pilen bikes are built for a rough climate and have extra good rust and weather protection.

Comfortable saddle

Upright riding position is combined with a saddle that has built-in suspension.

Three colours

Comes in Bright Red RAL 3002 (L), Green RAL 6005 (L) and Black RAL 9005 (L,G).

Specification, Options and Prices

  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. Standard saddle is Selle Montegrappa Future in faux leather Black, Brown or Honey. Optional is Brooks genuine leather saddles B67 (wide with spring suspension) or B17 (normal width) in Black, Brown or Honey.
  • Saddle Montegrappa Future faux leather in Black, Brown or Honey.
  • Optionally Brooks B17 or B67 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 Roadster.

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
Louise 2022-03-15
City 1, coaster brake rear, rim brake frontFuture faux leather7645
City 1, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture faux leather8145
City 3, coaster brake rear, rim brake frontFuture faux leather8245
City 3, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture faux leather8745
City 7, coaster brake rear, rim brake frontFuture faux leather8895
City 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture faux leather9395
City 7, roller brake rear, rim brake frontFuture faux leather9295
City 7, coaster brake rear, roller brake hub dynamo frontFuture faux leather9795
Prices are in SEK (kr). Shipping and handling not included.
All prices are recommended retailer prices and shipping and handling fees might apply.
Pilen City Specification
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.
Front hubAlloy roller hub.
ShiftingHandlebar grip shift rear side.
TiresSchwalbe black 40×622 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 Shield 565 safety level 9
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 in faux leather. Comes in Black, Brown or Honey.
Head LightAxa Microscope (no models with dynamohub Spanninga Brio Led 15 Lux)
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 model
Rim brake battery headlight
Edited 2020-03-11 Louise
1 Gear16.4 kg
3 Gears16.8 kg
7 Gears, Coaster Brake17.6 kg
7 Gears, Roller Brake17.8 kg
8 Gears, Roller Brake18.2 kg

Beautiful and usable extra options Pilen City Special to cater for your personal wishes and needs.

A Driving Experience Most Generous

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.

Pilen City

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 ladies bike is available in the three colours Black RAL 9005, Bright Red RAL 3002 or Green 6005 and gents colour Black RAL 9005.

The City comes with 1, 3, 7 or 8 hub gears, black basket (ladies). Choose between rim brakes front and battery headlight or hub dynamo and roller brakes front. 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.

Available Colours

Customise 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.
  • Brown or Creme tyres.
  • Saddle Brooks B17, B17 Special or faux leather.
  • Exclusive bells from Japanese Crane Bells.
  • A selection of baskets and carriers.
Pilen City Special Ladies Red RAL 3002. Extra equipment.
Pilen City Special Ladies Red RAL 3002. Extra equipment: Saddle Brooks B17 Brown leather saddle, Schwalbe brown tyres and Atran central stand.
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.