Pashley Roadster Sovereign 8-speed
Known as the ‘King of the Road’, the Roadster Sovereign has a well-deserved reputation as a classic thoroughbred. Originally designed to handle the cobblestones that were once common across Britain and the roughest of country tracks, the traditional 28 inch wheels are paired with a double-sprung Brooks B33 leather saddle that lets you glide effortlessly over all terrains in the utmost comfort.
The regal riding position afforded by the classic swept-back handlebars and the relaxed frame geometry makes the Roadster the perfect bicycle for all manner of journeys, whether you commute across town every day or fancy weekend jaunts into the beautiful British countryside. Hop-up onto the Roadster and it becomes clear that the refined elegance of this machine is far more than skin deep. A fully-enclosed chaincase and matching mudguards keep you dry and clean as you glide along, whilst the addition of a coat guard on the rear wheel prevents any mishaps that could otherwise spoil the experience of riding the ‘King’.
The Roadster Sovereign, with a full complement of 8 wide-ratio hub gears, a handy frame-fitted lock and a front dynamo headlamp that never needs batteries. You can be assured that your Roadster will give you years of reliable and, most importantly, pleasurable riding wherever you go.
- Made in England
Classic geometry with elegant upright riding position: Comfortable 'sit up and beg' style upright riding position that allows you a good view of other road users and the scenery, and the added bonus of encouraging a healthy posture. With a long stable wheelbase and relaxed steering geometry. The frame is hand-built using 100 year old traditional methods - with tubing hand-brazed into lugs - for the attention to detail that only a frame crafted by hand can possess.
8-speed hub Gears: With an easy-shift gear lever, they allow you to tackle hills and glide along gracefully on flatter terrain with ease. Fully enclosed gear system that requires minimal maintenance.
Low maintenance hub brakes and gears: enclosed and sealed from all weather, hub brakes and gears are long-lasting and robust and provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.
Classic front lamp and rear LED light: a fully-fitted lighting set offers added safety with a dynamo powered classic headlamp - no batteries needed - and a high-visibility battery-powered rear LED light.
Traditional style mudguards: with beautiful hand-applied gold-line detail, they protect you from unsightly mud splashes, providing all-weather practicality.
Rear carrier with easy flip-down stand: a rear carrier with an integrated stand that can be folded down to provide a sturdy parking base for your Roadster.
Protective coatguard: helps to prevent your gentlemanly attire from catching in the rear wheel.
Traditional Brooks B33 leather sprung saddle: Classically sprung, it's the only Brooks model to still feature front loop springs; its strength and durability make it ideal for heavy-duty cycling. The leather allows the saddle to breathe and form to your shape over time becoming uniquely comfortable. The Rolls-Royce of saddles.
Convenient frame-fitted lock: secure the bicycle, through the rear wheel, with the simple push of a lever and key-turn, giving security and peace of mind without the need to carry a separate bike lock.
Classic frame-fitted pump: a traditional design in highly polished chrome, it fits securely to the cycle frame via integrated pump-pegs; easily at-hand when your tires need an extra top-up of air.
Fully-enclosed protective chaincase: protects you from greasy oil marks and helps to reduce wear on the chain from grit and water.
Robust tires with extra puncture protection and reflective side-walls: Hard-wearing tires with secure tread design and an inner SmartGuard layer made from a flexible, special rubber that offers extra resistance to shards of glass and pins. A reflective band around the circumference of the tire walls provide extra visibility after darkness.
- Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame
- Fork: Tubular crown, hand brazed
- Shimano Nexus 8-speed wide-range hub gear with tap Fire shifter
- Shimano Nexus front hub dynamo powers the front light
- All-weather, low maintenance front and rear roller brakes with hand operation
- 28" black anodized alloy rims and stainless steel spokes
- 28x1-1/2" Schwalbe Marathon Plus with extra puncture protection and reflective side walls
- Classic profile steel mudguards with hand applied gold lining and rear reflector
- Battery-powered LED rear light
- Black Brooks B33 natural leather saddle with stranded rear coil and front loop spring
- Fully-enclosed chaincase
- Rear wheel lock
- Large ding-dong bell
- Steel rear carrier with fold down stand
Frame Size Guide:
To select the correct frame size for you, first measure your inside leg length (from the sole of your foot to the inner top of your thigh) in inches - please note that this is a different measurement to your trouser inside leg length. Then, use the table below to find the frame size you will need.
20.5" = 30 - 34.5" - Approximately 5'7" - 6'0"
22.5" = 32 - 36.5"
24.5" = 34 - 38.5"
- 5 years on frame
- 1 year on non-wearing parts
30–day Love it or return it Policy*
If you don’t love your purchase (for bicycles see our Comfort Guarantee, below), simply return the item within 30 days with your original receipt. Refunds will be issued in the same method of payment as the original payment. A purchase made with a credit card: A refund will be issued to the original account. Please note shipping fees and duties are not refundable once the order has shipped or if the merchandise is returned to the store.
*Comfort Guarantee – A bicycle may only be exchanged for another bicycle, one time, within 30 days if you don’t love it. Please note that you will still need to pay the difference in price between the two bicycles.
*products that are accepted for return or exchange must be clean and undamaged. Refunds will be made in the same form of payment originally used to make the purchase. Please note that proof of purchase is required for processing any returns / exchanges.
Order Processing Time
Order Processing: The amount of time it takes for us to prepare your order for shipping.
Due to COVID-related delays with carriers, smaller packages, including accessories, Brompton bikes, and Swifty or Xootr scooters typically take 3 – 5 business days, however, some orders may take up to 7 business days. Large bicycles from Azor, Bakfiets, Gazelle, and Pashley can take 1 - 3 weeks to ship