25 Jun '12, 9am

Jopo, Finland's Most Popular City Bike is a Chopper With Serious Style (Review)

Jopo, Finland's Most Popular City Bike is a Chopper With Serious Style (Review)

Meet the Jopo, the laid-back chopper-style city bike the Finns have been zipping around on for decades. With around 20,000 hitting the streets each year, it's the hottest selling bike in Finland (and in Scandinavia, according to their website). Originally introduced in 1965, the Jopo was re-released in 2002, and now comes in seven different variations, including an electric version, the Jopo Electric 3-Speed . I recently took the single-speed Jopo for a two-hour test drive through the streets of Copenhagen, as a guest of VisitCopenhagen (Yup, Finnish bike in Denmark, go figure), and this is one super stylish bike. It's the first year of the bike's launch in Denmark, and my bike came with a rear brake as well as a handbrake -- the latter is not normal for Finland, they told me, but meets Danish law. The Jopo has Shimano gears, a rust-resistant "Rost Buster" chain, aluminum ...

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