Rose Bikes is kind of killing it right now with good-looking practical bikes that are easy on your wallet, and this new Sneak hybrid alloy commuter is another no-nonsense example. Calling it an “urban fitness bike with a sense of aesthetics”, the new Sneak is an affordable bike for zipping around town, with all the latest modern integrated standards and gravel-like tire clearance to guarantee a versatile ride…
Rose Sneak modern aluminum hybrid urban commuter bike
Rose officially calls the Sneak an “urban fitness bike”, but make no mistake, this is another lovely take on the modern hybrid – like the Hobo. Then, extend that down to the availability of traditional and step-through frames for easy usability.
Meanwhile, this new Sneak isn’t actually an ebike like Rose’s more-swoopy and unsurprisingly heavier & more expensive Sneak+.
The last few years have taught us to call that a flat bar gravel bike. But really, this just is that no-nonsense universal bike for both cyclists and non-cyclists to use to get around town during the week, then hit the bike path, or explore a bit further on gravel roads over the weekend.
So what makes it unique?
The Sneak sneaks pretty much all the best modern features you’ll find in top-tier road & gravel bikes, and drops them into a bike for the masses.
So, you get integrated 68cm wide flat bar cockpits – 1 piece carbon combos with integrated SP Connect mounting for your smartphone on the top models. You get fully integrated internal cables routed through the headset.
There’s a sleek hydroformed alloy frame and full carbon fork with 12mm thru-axles. Besides, the Sneak also gets proper 40mm gravel race tires, 3 cage mounts, plus even hydraulic flat mount disc brakes and modern wide gravel-ready drivetrains.
All in all at affordable prices, and weights under 10kg.
The Sneak features quick-handling gravel-like geometry in 4 sizes (S-XL) and conventional ‘HighStep’ or step-through ‘MidStep’ frame styles.
These Sneak frames feature a BSA threaded bottom bracket, full 1.5″ headset & 31.6mm seatpost. Additionally, all Sneaks ship with Knog Oi bells. The bikes get rear rack and kickstand mounts, but no reference to full-coverage fender mounts.
Rose Sneak – Pricing, Options & Availability
The Rose Sneak comes in 4 sizes, 2 frame styles, 3 models & 3 colors. Pick from Faded Denim blue, Light Mint green, and Chalk grey.
Complete bike builds start at 1400€ for the Sneak 1 with an extra durable Shimano Cues 2×11 LinkGlide groupset. Or, on the other hand, there’s the other mechanical shift Sneak 2 for 1800€ with a GRX 810 2×11 drivetrain and the 1-piece carbon cockpit.
Then, at the top-tier, the Rose Sneak 3 upgrades to SRAM Rival XPLR wireless 1×12 for 2600€.
The new hybrid flat bar city commuter gravel bikes can be pre-ordered directly from Rose now. Then, deliveries start in 4-12 weeks’ time, depending on spec.