Pelago Airisto Commuter - Sky Blue
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Sky Blue
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Charcoal
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Charcoal
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Disc Brakes
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Dynamo Lights
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Brooks Saddle
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Shimano Alfine Hub Gears 8 Speed
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Dynamo Lights
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Parisian Handlebars
Pelago Airisto Commuter - Schwalbe Active Spicer Tyres
£1,475.00

Pelago

Pelago - Airisto Commuter

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Pelago are based in Helsinki, Finland, so as you’ve probably gathered they are masters at understated Scandinavian style. Thanks to the four-letter-word in flat-packed furniture, I for one have tended to associate that iconic Scandinavia-style with the urban landscape, however it’s worth noting that as Europe stretches north the impact us humans have on the landscape is increasingly diluted and nature soon begins to dominate.

It shouldn’t be a surprise then that Pelago, a name inspired by the Finnish Archipelago, build bikes built to carry you beyond the city limits and into the wilds. Now I know that here in the UK there isn’t any wilderness per se, and for anything that is truly wild you are heading to the remote set corners of Wales, highest peaks of England and the north of Scotland. But we do have some very beautiful countryside and it’s worth visiting, especially under your own steam.
Here in Greater Manchester we’re blessed with the UK’s oldest National Park on our doorstep; The Peak District.

To us, this tract of land nestled between the industrial towns and cities of the north is more than any other. The People’s National Park designated as it was on the back of the Kinder Trespass. A peaceful act of civil disobedience, this mass ramble across private land by folk like us demanding access to fresh air, space, and relative tranquility in their hard-earned leisure time prompted acknowledgement that, as Folk Like You’s inspiration, Woody Guthrie put it, “this land was made for you and me”.

Sorry, I just indulged in my own literary ramble. Where was I? Ah yes, Pelago. Pelago make a number of bikes which are as comfortable in the countryside as they are in the city and on which every mile passes quickly and comfortably. Of these bikes, we currently stock the Airisto Commuter, though come 2021 we’ll be adding to the offering for sure. The Airisto comes in three guises, each dressing the same frame set with fit for a specific purpose. The Airisto Commuter, as the name suggests, comes ready to take you to work and home again, but with a specification and rider position that means that you can easily cover more miles on the weekend, or as you meander your way home from work on those evenings when the diary is free.

Clad with mudguards, hydraulic disc brakes and built-in dynamo lights, you don’t even need to plan for your journey - you’re equipped for most eventualities. Rack-ready, you can add a picnic or a bottle of plonk alongside your work shoes and stretch the evening when the weather’s fine. On the weekend you can pack a pannier ready for an overnight stay and get yourself to a friends house, a chic Airbnb, or even an old school YHA and wake up somewhere new. Who knows? You might even pack your Walsh’s and get yourself to Hayfield and retrace the route of the trespass in memory of those without whom we might never have known the joy of lying by Ladybower on a hot day.

  • Versatile commuter with dynamo lights
  • Hub gears - Shimano ALFINE 8 speed
  • Semi-upright riding position
  • Perfect for mid to long distances
  • Hydraulic disc brakes

Contact us to book in a test ride. 

07786 132921

We are registered with various cycle to work schemes.  If your employer is registered with any of these schemes, you can benefit.  Take a look at the calculators to find out how much you would pay per month for this bike.  Don't forget to add the cost of accessories too!

Green Commute Initiative Savings Calculator

Bike2Work Scheme Savings Calculator

Cyclescheme Savings Calculator

Our bikes are local collection only.  It is important to us that you wheel your bike away assembled correctly, therefore, we do not ship bikes.

What do Pelago say?

  • Versatile commuter with dynamo lights
  • Hub gears - Shimano ALFINE 8 speed
  • Semi-upright riding position
  • Perfect for mid to long distances
  • Hydraulic disc brakes

Test Ride

Contact us to book in a test ride. 

07786 132921


Cycle to Work Scheme Calculators

We are registered with various cycle to work schemes.  If your employer is registered with any of these schemes, you can benefit.  Take a look at the calculators to find out how much you would pay per month for this bike.  Don't forget to add the cost of accessories too!

Green Commute Initiative Savings Calculator

Bike2Work Scheme Savings Calculator

Cyclescheme Savings Calculator

Shipping

Our bikes are local collection only.  It is important to us that you wheel your bike away assembled correctly, therefore, we do not ship bikes.