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Varsity Imperial Courier Single-Speed Bicycle

Varsity Imperial Courier Single-Speed Bicycle

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What happens when you take a Quella Nero and put it through one of Britain’s famous universities? You end up with a Quella Varsity Imperial – the same fun, low maintenance and track-inspired speedster, but one which has graduated with added refinement and sophistication. The new members of the Quella Varsity range feature a number of improvements over our Nero models for those who wish to combine classic single speed riding with first class componentry and a top quality frame.

Our 'Courier' range utilises bull horn style bars which suit a more sports/aggressive riding style.  If you prefer are more upright/easy riding style then check-out our 'Classic' model with riser style handlebars.

Built around an upgraded 4130 chromoly frame and fork with double butted tubing, the Varsity models are lighter, faster and stronger feature sealed headset bearings, an intricate aluminium 44T crank, and a full Quella Varsity Premium finishing kit for improved comfort and performance.

Our stunning Varsity Imperial frame has a premium chrome finish complemented with the Quella Varsity premium finishing kit.  Like the great engineering university of London, this beauty is 'world-class'.


  • Full rebrand for 2023 with premium paint finishes and detailing
  • Cro-mo 4130 track frame and fork
  • All new premium Vintage CNC Crank Set
  • Wide bore handle bar with premium vegan friendly leather bar tape
  • Quella premium body geo comfort saddle
  • Sealed bearing headset


    • 51cm & 54cm frames – 10kg
    • 58 & 61cm frames 11.3kg


    Frame: Cro-mo 4130 Track Geometry

    Forks: Cro-mo 4130 Track Profile

    Crank: Quella Premium Vintage CNC Aluminium 44T

    Pedals: Wellgo Platform

    Gear ratio: 44T/16T

    Hubs: Joytech Flip/Flop

    Rims: Quella 40mm Deep-V Double Wall CNC Braking Surface

    Tyres: Kenda West 25c

    Brakes: Radius Dual Pivot Calliper

    Handlebars: Quella Premium Bullhorn with 31.8 Bore

    Stem: Quella Premium 90mm reach

    Saddle: Quella Premium Varsity Body Geo Comfort Saddle

    Seat Post: Micro Adjust 27.2

    Headset: Quella CNC Sealed Bearing

    Stand Over Height: 28.5″ 51cm, 30″ (54cm), 33″ (58cm), 34″ (61cm)

    Weight: 10 kgs (51cm), 10 kgs (54cm), 11.3 kgs (58cm), 11.3 kgs (61cm)

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 113 reviews
    James Smart
    Varsity Edinburgh

    Amazing bike from the start.. Colour is super nice and so are the finishing touches of tan and chrome. I have ridden over 300 miles so far on this bike with no issues or regrets. I wouldn't change anything. Worth the extra over the Nero too for the chromoly frame and sealed bearings etc.

    Great bike at a great price. Looks super stylish....

    Great bike at a great price. Looks super stylish. Extremely quick delivery! Very happy customer.

    I was very satisfied with the level of service, every...

    I was very satisfied with the level of service, every step felt personal and honest. I would highly recommend Quella to anyone wanting a great single speed bike that looks and rides great. The build quality is first class, easy to do the final assembly and rides like it looks, sleek.

    I had my local bike shop receive and assemble the...

    I had my local bike shop receive and assemble the Imperial Western. Everything was perfect with shipping across the pond. Easily assembled. They commented on how cool and different the bike was. I took the bike home, road for a good while. Absolutely loved the bike. Loved the wheel modification in the front. Awesome! The people at Quella were a pleasure to work with. They were quick to get back with questions I had. It was a pleasure all around. Thanks!!! I will be back!

    I can't fault the service and delivery arrangements...

    I can't fault the service and delivery arrangements everything was excellent and spot on. The bike frame is excellent and I think an improvement on the Nero I owned a few years ago. The wheels aren't too great, although the hubs run very freely they are way out of true and don't line up accurately where the rims join, so a little disappointing. I also changed the brake levers to bar end levers, but the internal diameter of bars was too small meaning buying new bars. However as this was a personal choice this isn't a criticism of Quella.