Rough With The SmoothAluminium Commuter Bike

Rough With The SmoothAluminium Commuter Bike

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The go anywhere bike for stylish city slickers to the weekend adventurers. This bike is as adaptable as they come.
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Rough With The SmoothAluminium Commuter Bike

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.)


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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.

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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.

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



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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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Pearson 1860 offers a number of finance options when you reach the checkout. You can choose to pay with Klarna which will allow you to checkout quickly with two payment options, pay in 3 installments or pay 30 days later - See information below. If however you want a longer finance agreement maybe for a bike we offer V12 retail finance, details are below. For this option we suggest you email and we will arrange for one of the team to look after your purchase and finance personally.

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Buy what you love today, and spread the cost over time in 3 equal instalments. Your chosen card will be charged automatically. No interest. No fees. Ever.

Shop now. Pay later. Get up to 30 days to pay ensuring you love your items before you pay with no late fees or interest. Say goodbye to waiting around for refunds.

V12 Retail Finance.

Finance may be available for your purchase through V12 Retail Finance.

In order to apply for credit with V12 Finance you must:

  • Be between 18 and 75 years of age
  • Be either in full-time employment (16 hours or more per week), self-employed, retired and over 50 years of age or be in receipt of an invalidity or disability allowance
  • Be a UK resident and must have lived in the UK for the last three years or more
  • Be able to make repayments by direct debit
  • Provide your previous address if you have lived at your current address for less than 3 years

Applications for finance must be done in-store. Terms and Conditions will apply.

Any bike purchased using finance must be delivered to the applicant’s home address. This is a legal requirement when a finance contract is in place – it helps protect customers from fraud and identity theft.

V12 Retail offers 0% finance up to 12 months.

0% finance is an excellent way to spread the cost of payments on your new bike or accessories.

Please note – 0% finance is not available on sale, cycle scheme or discounted models unless otherwise stated.

Subject to your eligibility V12 Retail Finance offer:

6 or 12 months 0% finance on bikes over £700 and up to £7000


Length of contract Bike cost Deposit payable Still to pay Monthly payments
6 Months £700 £70 £630 £105
12 Months £7000 £700 £6300 £525

Coronavirus Update: At this point all efforts are being made to ensure deliveries arrive on time and refunds are processed timely, but due to the global Coronavirus out break some countries may experience delays depending on their location. Please use the tracking link below to keep as up to date as us.

At Pearson, we strive to provide our customers with the best quality products, but if you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can easily make a return or exchange. You have 28 days of receipt to return an item for a refund or exchange.


FREE Click & Collect option at our Sheen store (3-5 days)

FREE UK Delivery for all orders over £100

For orders under £100: delivery will be via Royal Mail 2nd Class for £4.99 An order received before 11am Monday to Friday will arrive the following day.


As all bikes have to be built and checked, delivery may take two working days.

For more delivery options for the UK and Internationally, please see our delivery & returns page.

For any questions or concerns, please contact us


Returns are accepted online for purchases directly from our website. If you wish to return an item bought in our Sheen store, please contact us to arrange. To make a return please fill in the Returns Form. All returns will be processed within 5 working days of receipt of the returned products in-line with our terms and conditions.

For more information about returns please see our delivery & returns page.


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