Dawes Galaxy

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A 1995 Dawes Galaxy

The Dawes Galaxy is a range of touring bicycles manufactured by Dawes of the United Kingdom.

The Galaxy series is popular amongst touring cyclists because of features such as a long wheelbase and a slightly heavier but stiffer frame which allows luggage to be loaded on the bike.[1] When introduced in 1971, the Galaxy was an off-the-peg touring bicycle at a time when tourers were usually expensive custom-built machines.

By 2009, the range included the Galaxy Cromo, Galaxy Plus, Galaxy Classic, Galaxy Excel, Galaxy Al & Cross Al and the Galaxy Twin tandem bicycle. Frame materials include Reynolds steel,[2] Aluminium alloy[3] and Titanium.[4] In 2011 the range was slimmed down and the Galaxy Plus and Titanium Ultra Galaxy Ti models dropped.[5] In November 2020 it was announced that manufacture of the Dawes Galaxy line of touring bikes would cease with immediate effect.[6]


  1. ^ Cycle magazine, CTC, June/July 2001 p 52
  2. ^ "Super Galaxy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. ^ "Galaxy Twin". Archived from the original on 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  4. ^ "Dawes Goes Titanium for 2009". Archived from the original on 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  5. ^ "Dawes Cycles - Touring". Archived from the original on 2011-02-05. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  6. ^ Stevenson, John (10 November 2020). "Dawes ends Galaxy touring bike line after 49 years". road.cc. Retrieved 24 November 2020.

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