The indomitable bomber bicycle. In a riding scene where South Africans are obsessed with R200 000 aero road bikes, custom steel city rides and outrageously sophisticated carbon mountain bikes, the bomber has faded into memory.
Cape Town cycling industry innovator and distributor,
Omnico, has revived the bomber concept and name with its latest offering. It’s called
the Speedline Bomber26, and if you desire a value commuter bicycle, this is it.
The original bomber concept was a Raleigh frame introduced in 1981. It featured oversized tyres to enhance ride comfort, a low standover height and riser handlebars. The bomber design proliferated and found favour with youthful urban riders but faded during the 1990s, as mountain bikes gained popularity.