Dawes Duchess Womens Hybrid Bike - Slate Grey

Dawes Duchess Womens Hybrid Bike 2021 - Slate Grey - Start Fitness
Dawes Duchess Womens Hybrid Bike 2021 - Slate Grey - Start Fitness
Dawes Duchess Womens Hybrid Bike 2021 - Slate Grey - Start Fitness
Dawes Duchess Womens Hybrid Bike 2021 - Slate Grey - Start Fitness

Dawes Duchess Womens Hybrid Bike - Slate Grey

Frame Size: 15" frame - 26" wheel
15" frame - 26" wheel
17" frame - 26" wheel
19" frame - 700c wheel
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    The Duchess has been leading the way in heritage style, comfortable bikes for several years now. This new version has been upgraded to include a colour coded rear carrier, and double basket. Why do I need two baskets I hear you say?

    When you stop off at your local shop and want to remove your normal basket fitted to your handlebars, you need to unclip it from a mounting bracket. Not very elegant at all. With our new double basket design, the steel basket stays securely on the bike at all times, and the stylish rattan basket with carry handle slips out of it’s holder with ease, allowing you to quickly, easily and elegantly use it for your shopping, then just drop it back in place. Lovely.

    Mix with that the new metallic paint job and reliable Shimano gearing and you have the perfect recipe for a smooth ride.


    • Steel 'Heritage' style frame
    • Shimano 7 speed drivetrain components
    • Includes rear rack, mudguards and basket
    • Approximate weight: 17 kg


    Product Code 346115-A
    Brand Dawes
    Gender Womens
    Model Year 2022
    Frame Dawes Hi-Tensile Steel Heritage Style Frame
    Fork Dawes Hi-Ten Steel Classic fork, Brazed Crown
    Shifters Shimano SL-TZ20 Thumb Shifter 7spd
    Derailleur (Rear) Shimano Tourney RD-TY300 7spd
    Brakes Tektro Dual Pivot Caliper Brake
    Crankset Prowheel 170mm Alloy crank, 42T chainrings
    Cassette Shimano Cassette CS-HG200, 7 Speed, 12-32T
    Chain KMC HV-500
    Hub Front 32H Nutted, alloy
    Hub Rear 32H Nutted, alloy
    Rims Double Wall Alloy, with CNC braking surface
    Tyres Kenda Kosmos, 26″x1 3/8″ , Black with White Sidewall. Kenda Kosmos, 700 X 32C, Black with White Sidewall,
    Handlebar Riser Bar, 66mm Rise, 43 degree back sweep, 610mm wide
    Stem Alloy Quill Stem, 80mm extension, 30 Degree Rise
    Headset 1.1,8” threaded
    Saddle Dawes Comfort Heritage Saddle with coil Spring
    Seatpost Alloy micro adjust, 25.4mmx300mm
    Pedal 9/16″, Alloy
    Wheel Size 700c
    Number of Gears 7

    Ready to ride

    Every bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
    This process has a lead time of 5-7 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.

    Making sure you are home

    Once fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.  

    Taking Delivery

    Any mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.  

    First Service

    After a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.

    It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.

    If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.

    *Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.  

    Bike Servicing

    Bicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Absolutely love it!

    I've had a (very) old original Rayleigh bike in the same style as The Duchess for years and although I loved riding it, riding my new bike was like floating in comparison.So smooth, really comfortable seat, fab to look at and the double basket is simple yet genius - I love it and would totally recommend

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