Rough With The SmoothAluminium Commuter Bike

Rough With The SmoothAluminium Commuter Bike

£1,000
The go anywhere bike for stylish city slickers to the weekend adventurers. This bike is as adaptable as they come. More info
Size * Find your perfect bike size
  • 160 years experience
  • Finance available
  • 5 year guarantee
  • Simple assembly
  • Overview

    As advice for life, ‘taking the rough with the smooth’ can be traced back to Geoffrey Chaucer, in the 14th century but its continued usage lies in the fact it’s so simple and enduring. The Pearson bike that shares its name has been designed with similar values. Ideal for commuting and gravel grinding, we first conceived it as a back-to-work bike during lockdown. Boris’ advice wasn’t so straightforward. Stay in. Eat out. (We thought of renaming it the Hokey Cokey.) The upright riding position offers great views of the traffic as well as comfort on long days off-road. The double-butted alloy frame eats up city potholes as hungrily as it does unsealed surfaces, while the carbon fork and Pearson Cafe Racer bars ensure precise handling. A double-walled wheelset features sealed bearings and reinforced eyelets and can also accommodate tyres up to 38mm wide, enhancing the bike’s versatility. 

    Quick Thoughts… "Over the years, Rough with the Smooth has been a model revered by customers for its dependability. This latest version remains the same, we chose to coat the raw aluminium frame with a self-etching smokey clear finish delivering an industrial appearance to match its hard-wearing nature. Built with a no-nonsense specification, a single chainset and nine-speed rear gear for simplicity and low maintenance. Hydraulics offer effortless braking in all conditions, coupled with 36 hole, reinforced eyelet wheels for long term strength. A true crowd pleaser!" Will Pearson.

  • Features

    • Double-butted aluminium frame
    • Carbon-fibre fork
    • Hydraulic disc brakes
    • Mudguard mounts
    • Rear rack mount
  • TECHNICAL DETAILS

    • Frame: 7005-T6 double-butted alloy frame
    • Fork: Carbon fork (alloy steerer)
    • Shifters: Sunrace DLM930 9-speed right-hand shifter
    • Chainset: Sturmey Archer FCS73 single chainset, with chainguard
    • Rear derailleur: SunRace M90
    • Chain: KMC X9
    • Brakes: Clarks Clout 1
    • Handlebars: Pearson Cafe Racer
    • Stem: Aluminium
    • Saddle: Madison Zenith
    • Seatpost: Black aluminium
    • Grips: M-Part Ecovice
    • Tyres: Halo Twin Rail 700x38
    • Wheelset: Sealed bearing, double-walled with reinforced eyelets
    • (Please note that specification may vary due to availability of parts - we will, of course, make you aware of any changes)

Size Guide

Find Your Perfect Bike Size

 SML
Top Tube Virtual520530545
Seat Tube450490550
Head Tube100120150
Chainstay Length425425425
Wheel Base101210121017
Seat Angle75.5°75°74°
Head Angle71.5°72°72°
Rider Height (ft/in)5'3-5'75'8-5'105'10-6'1
Rider Height (cm)160-171172-178178-185

Find Your Perfect Bike Size

As advice for life, ‘taking the rough with the smooth’ can be traced back to Geoffrey Chaucer, in the 14th century but its continued usage lies in the fact it’s so simple and enduring. The Pearson bike that shares its name has been designed with similar values. Ideal for commuting and gravel grinding, we first conceived it as a back-to-work bike during lockdown. Boris’ advice wasn’t so straightforward. Stay in. Eat out. (We thought of renaming it the Hokey Cokey.) The upright riding position offers great views of the traffic as well as comfort on long days off-road. The double-butted alloy frame eats up city potholes as hungrily as it does unsealed surfaces, while the carbon fork and Pearson Cafe Racer bars ensure precise handling. A double-walled wheelset features sealed bearings and reinforced eyelets and can also accommodate tyres up to 38mm wide, enhancing the bike’s versatility. 

Quick Thoughts… "Over the years, Rough with the Smooth has been a model revered by customers for its dependability. This latest version remains the same, we chose to coat the raw aluminium frame with a self-etching smokey clear finish delivering an industrial appearance to match its hard-wearing nature. Built with a no-nonsense specification, a single chainset and nine-speed rear gear for simplicity and low maintenance. Hydraulics offer effortless braking in all conditions, coupled with 36 hole, reinforced eyelet wheels for long term strength. A true crowd pleaser!" Will Pearson.

• Double-butted aluminium frame
• Carbon-fibre fork
• Hydraulic disc brakes
• Mudguard mounts
• Rear rack mount
• Frame: 7005-T6 double-butted alloy frame
• Fork: Carbon fork (alloy steerer)
• Shifters: Sunrace DLM930 9-speed right-hand shifter
• Chainset: Sturmey Archer FCS73 single chainset, with chainguard
• Rear derailleur: SunRace M90
• Chain: KMC X9
• Brakes: Clarks Clout 1
• Handlebars: Pearson Cafe Racer
• Stem: Aluminium
• Saddle: Madison Zenith
• Seatpost: Black aluminium
• Grips: M-Part Ecovice
• Tyres: Halo Twin Rail 700x38
• Wheelset: Sealed bearing, double-walled with reinforced eyelets
• (Please note that specification may vary due to availability of parts - we will, of course, make you aware of any changes)
Find Your Perfect Bike Size

 SML
Top Tube Virtual520530545
Seat Tube450490550
Head Tube100120150
Chainstay Length425425425
Wheel Base101210121017
Seat Angle75.5°75°74°
Head Angle71.5°72°72°
Rider Height (ft/in)5'3-5'75'8-5'105'10-6'1
Rider Height (cm)160-171172-178178-185
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