Hybrid bikes are a great option for female beginners because they offer a comfortable and efficient ride. They are versatile and can be used for a variety of riding styles, making them a great choice for those who want to explore different types of riding.
Hybrid bikes typically have wider tires than road bikes, making them more stable and comfortable to ride on a variety of terrain. They also have a variety of gears, which can be helpful when climbing hills or riding in different conditions.
The versatile sixthreezero EVERYONE steel women’s hybrid bike features smooth style and strong mechanics for everything from cruising boardwalks to getting off the beaten path. Its low center of gravity makes it easy to mount and dismount and helps keep your back upright and legs properly extended.
The foot-forward seat and pedal position allows riders of varying heights to stop and put their feet flat on the ground while staying in the saddle. Plus the bicycle’s swooping steel frame, brown synthetic leather cushion seat, and matching hand grips with classic stitching make it a joy to look at.
The classic hybrid cruiser bicycle features big 26-inch wheels and 2-inch semi-slick tires designed to let you cruise and coast in comfort. The seven-speed Shimano external derailleur and front and rear handbrakes enable you to handle a wide range of riding and stop easily.
It comes 85 percent preassembled, and the remaining assembly is as easy as insert and tighten.
My husband and I started our full time RV living/working remotely journey 9 months ago and travel to new locations every 4-6 weeks. I knew I wanted a bike to enjoy in the RV parks and for our exploring adventures that allow biking.
I had a nice hybrid bike that I had to sell because I developed carpal tunnel and the pressure on my hands leaning down to the handlebars made biking very uncomfortable. I’m also a plus size woman so I took all of this into consideration when researching the right bike for me.
I found the EVRYjourney, and it met all my requirements, and it did not disappoint. I LOVE this bike. The cruiser style fits me well, especially the handlebars, and it was easy to assemble and adjust so that I ride comfortably.
The seat is even comfortable, and I’ve never had a bike before where I didn’t immediately order a new seat. I added the lift off basket and rear rack bag to have plenty of storage for biking essentials and purchases.
We recently biked the 8. 2 miles around Mackinac Island and my EVRYjourney made the ride so easy and enjoyable. I highly recommend this bike if you are looking for comfort, style and great quality.
I live in a very humid, tropical environment where sulfur emissions from a prior lava eruption continue to pollute the air and cause everything metal to rust. After our 1960’s Schwinn cruiser bicycles became rusted beyond repair, I searched online for new bikes.
The sixthreezero bicycles looked really cool and the prices were fantastic. I did not expect the quality to be anywhere near as good as it is! It is extremely comfortable and a breeze to pedal also! The paint color is very retro and cool; people compliment the bike whenever I ride Amazingly, TWO years after I have purchased it, my bike has NO rust anywhere! This is practically unheard of in our location! We live 5 blocks from 3-month long active lava eruption that continues to emit sulfur into the air three years later! If I had to say something negative about the bike, I can’t think of anything I would change about it! Their customer service team is top notch! Anytime I email them, they respond almost immediately! I would recommend this bicycle for men and women of all ages.
I am 61yrs old and our teenage neighbor loves my bike as much as I do!.
I researched many bikes and manufacturers before settling on Sixthreezero. My research paid off as this bike is well made, easy to handle and transport and a joy to ride. The bike arrived well packaged by Sixtrhreezero to prevent damage in transit.
The only assembly required was the handlebars, seat and pedals. The instructions were super simple for a novice bike rider. Everything is solid and well made. The paint job is beautiful and stands up well to riding.
I have had my bike for almost a year. The handle bars and seat were simple to adjust. Anyone with either lower back pain or knee pain would find this bike easy to use. I have both and I bought this bike as it was advertised to be easy on both issues.
I was not disappointed. I ride for about an hour at a time and I am not sore or in pain afterwards. There is no leaning over on the handlebars. You can sit up straight. The seat is wide, plush and comfortable.
It provides the needed stability for occasional bikers. There are reflectors in both front and rear and on the pedals. Itnis easy to add lights in back and front for night riding. The rear rack is super useful for carrying those needs items for beach or park.
My family loves this bike! Dismounting is easy too as the front bar is curved down allowing for step in mounting and dismounting. A big favorite for my husband. I would and have recommended this bike and this company to friends and family as the bike is well buolt ans the company super responsive to inquiries.
The Nishiki Women’s Anasazi Hybrid Bike is an ideal choice for versatility whether you’re on or off the pavement. Equipped with larger 700c tires, aluminum frame and hybrid geometry, this dual sport bike accelerates quickly while navigating sharp turns with stability.
The Shimano shifter allows you to adjust through the 24 speeds with ease. Kickstand not included FEATURES: Frame Size: 15″, 17″ Wheel Size: 700C Average Bike Weight: 32. 56 lbs. If you choose to assemble the bicycle yourself, DICK’S Sporting Goods is not responsible for injuries or damages resulting from improper assembly.
I was replacing a 20 year old Nishiki mountain bike and had a good experience with the brand. I do not need a mountain bike and wanted something easier peddling to ride on paved surfaces and what I got was a bike that feels like I am always climbing a hill with everybody passing me.
I took the bike in for adjustment after my first ride due to rubbing in front. This didn’t resolve my problem and the bike is now at the store waiting for a new disc. I did not buy a service plan and am concerned Dick’s will try to charge me for a repair even though there were problems starting with my first ride.
I bought this recently and didn’t have a chance to ride it until about a week after I got it. I rode it around the store fine but it was making a small scratching noise so the bike tech person adjusted it.
A week later ride it outside and it squeaks. Went to my closest store and they refused to return it despite the defect. They adjusted it but when I rode it home I still heard the squeaking. I shouldn’t have picked up the bike.
The original store I bought it from warned me that this brand comes defective or broken so the bike order might get canceled. That should have been my first red flag. You would expect a new over $400 bike to not make any noise.
Chatted with support and they refused a refund. Really disappointed purchase. Not sure I want to shop at Dick’s anymore.
I was looking for a hybrid bike for a friend and was so impressed by the quality and appearance that I purchased it for myself. Mine is the aluminum version. The bike was built for me. Went over the check list with the tech to make sure everything worked correctly.
The disk brakes needed a slight adjustment. In a few short weeks I now have over 200 miles. Everything still works perfect. It is quiet, comfortable, shifts and brakes well. I am very happy with my purchase and at the sale price I got there is nothing on the market that comes close to it.
I have compared this to Trek Dual Sport, Giant Capri, and a couple of Schwinns and this Nishiki comes out on top.
Rediscover the joy of biking on the Schwinn Network 1. The Network 1 features an aluminum hybrid frame and Schwinn fork for comfortable, efficient riding. The 21-speed twist shifters provide precise gear changes so you can adapt to your terrain, while the alloy linear pull brakes give you reliable stopping power.
Plus, the Network’s swept-back handlebar and suspension seat post provide a comfortable, upright riding position. Get out there and ride with the Network 1. Enjoy the freedom of riding a Schwinn.
I bought two of these after reading various reviews. They are built like tanks. I have no doubt they will last a very, very long time. The bikes are attractive, and have enough features that it’s amazing to me that they can be sold for this price.
Unpacking and setup took less than 20 minutes for both bikes, with the exception of adjusting the breaks and inflating the tires (more on these later). Do yourself a favor and don’t bother reading the assembly directions, Schwinn now writes generic directions that supposedly fit all their bikes, and you’ll save time if you just put them together.
On the flip side, adjusting the breaks is a nightmare. They just aren’t even close to being right from the factory. Of the two bikes, each one had a rim that was out of true. It’s best to have a spoke wrench handy.
On one bike, the bead was broken on one tire and it kept popping off the rim while inflating it. I went through 2 tubes before taking it to my local bike shop and having them replace the tire [and buying a second tube (yes, I know that’s 3 tubes, but the first one came with the bike)].
I could have taken it back to Wal-Mart or called Schwinn of course, but I wanted to ride the same day. Now that everything is tweaked, I’m very pleased with the purchase. But, even though you can get one of these bikes from in the box to on the road in 10 minutes, don’t think it won’t take a good half hour [or more] to get it right.
Only owned this for a month now, so I hope it wont fall apart after I submit this review. I have rode it 55 miles thus far in fierce winter conditions. Compared to a $400 bike that was stolen on me; this bike is VERY similar.
I did not want to spend $400-600 on a new bike just to risk it being stolen again. The gears shift well, and have the same expensive look/feel of the old bike. The brakes (same as old bike) work fantastic.
Gears/brakes come pre-assembled. thank god. Assembly time takes less than an hour. The bike handles well and goes fast on the road and busted sidewalks. Seems to handle any terrain well, even an inch of snow.
Tires and rims have a nice look and solid feel. Seat very sturdy and comfortable. Handlebars are nicely shaped, though the grips aren’t too great and the front shocks seem very sensitive, they are still nice to have.
If you want a decent speedy bike that can handle any terrain and don’t want to spend a fortune on something that might get stolen: give this white steel a shot.
I haven’t ridden a bike in years and I wanted one that was versatile because I live in a somewhat rural community. I also wanted a bike that was simple with no trendy colors or bling. Schwinn is a great name in bikes, so that part was easy.
I was a bit concerned about the 21 speeds and learning the gears, but the shifter is so easy on this and it makes sense to me. I don’t know if all shifters are like this one now, but I love that it’s just a simple turn of the shifter ring that wraps around the handlebar.
It’s a great design! The bike is super comfortable and the shocks really work. My hubby, who is an avid cyclist, test rode it for me and he thought it was really, really nice. The price was fair in comparison to all other bikes and I think the value is excellent.
Setup was so easy because Walmart did it for me free, I just brought it in with my receipt and it was done the same day. I am very happy with it, good luck to you!.
Enjoy comfortable, efficient riding with the Network 6c hybrid bike by Schwinn. The Network 6c features an alloy hybrid frame and suspension fork for a smooth ride – perfect for around the neighborhood, down the bike path, or on your morning commute.
21-speed trigger shifters with front and rear derailleurs offer precise gear changes, while alloy linear pull brakes deliver exceptional stopping power. The Network 6c includes an suspension seat post and swept back handlebar for comfortable riding position, as well as a Schwinn hybrid elastomer spring saddle and ergonomic grips to add extra comfort at contact points.
Plus, alloy high-rise rims add strength without weighing you down. Get out and ride with the Network 6c. Enjoy the freedom of riding a Schwinn.
I found the barking to be a little harsh, I’m sure that can be adjuster, shifting and a ride were fantastic and I think this would make a great weekend or weekday bike. Seat was comfortable and color was nice.
Twenty-one speeds, all terrains, and ready to ride. The Network 3. 0 sets the bar for modern hybrid bikes. This Schwinn bike was built with comfort in mind, featuring a suspension seat post, hybrid saddle, and ergonomic grips.
The Network 3. 0 is a favorite for work commutes ” youll love how easy it is to not only start, but stop with expert alloy linear pull brakes. Take this bike out for a joyride ” you deserve it. Rider Height: 5’5″ – 5’10” Shimano 21 speed EZ-Fire shifters with Shimano rear derailer for quick, precise gear changes.
Alloy linear pull brakes give you exceptional stopping power. Alloy rims are strong and lightweight. Suspension seat post with Schwinn hybrid saddle and ergonomic grips provide a comfortable ride. Schwinn alloy hybrid frame with Schwinn fit geometry and suspension fork provide a smooth ride.
I am 5’11” and this bike fits me comfortably if I lower the seat a little and raise the handle bars. I’ve ridden it about 15 miles so far. I bought it because I needed something that’s faster than a mountain bike yet more comfortable than a road bike, and that’s what I got.
I was happy to find that they shipped it almost completely assembled. I only had to attach the front wheel, the pedals, and the handle bars, but the breaks were already attached to the bars and the wheels and everything else was assembled.
If you plan on racing this is not a good bike, if you plan on mountain biking this is not a good bike, but it you want to comfortably ride to school or work, this does the job well. The gears are a little sticky going up hill sometimes, but for under 300 that’s what I expected in it’s components.
You will need an Allen wrench for set up. It also got to my house a lot faster than Walmart. com said it would.
Fast is Fun. The Reach Your Destination is a smooth and fast hybrid bike built with comfort and performance in mind. Navigate your way through bustling city streets, shake up your routine or escape down new paths to new places.
With a lightweight Aluminum frame and adaptive 7-speed gears, you’ll be an unstoppable mix of performance, practicality, and fun. Easy-mount step-through frame Hybrid tires are designed for a fast effortless ride, with the comfort of a cruiser Click-on attachment points for easy customization Ideal for confident city and commuter riders in urban or suburban areas Not intended for heavy off-road usage What’s included in the box? Your bicycle frame, the front/rear wheels, and saddle, a hardware box including pedals and reflectors, an assembly instruction manual, and a universal multi-tool.
Each bike comes 85% assembled. This means the front wheel, pedals, seat, and handlebars. This includes baskets, cup holders, and bells.
My wife and I ordered new bikes in the middle of summer 2020. As might be expected due to the bike shortage in the midst of the pandemic, we had trouble finding bikes anywhere locally, or alternatively available for direct shipment to us.
We learned that most bike manufacturers do not ship direct To consumers but rather to local dealers for assembly/delivery to the end customer. As such, we initially looked into six three zero bikes because they seemed to have bikes in stock (or at least scheduled to be in stock within a few weeks), and we could get the bikes delivered directly to us.
We got our bikes in August/September. They arrived well packaged and without any in shipment damage (no scratches, dents, dings etc. ). There was some minimal assembly we had to do at home (and we knew this ahead of time, as the self-assembly aspect is plainly stated on six three zero’s website).
The assembly directions were very easy to follow, and all necessary tools were included in the packaging. Essentially, the frame itself and rear wheel assembly come already assembled; and we just needed to (1) install the front wheel/skewer assembly; (2) connect the brake lines (which were already installed integrally on the frame portion) to the front wheel assembly; (3) screw on the fenders and rear rack; (4) and install/adjust the seat post and seat.
The whole process took about 30-45 minutes. Since then, we have been riding our bikes several times a week (both on bike paths and on uneven/potholed streets around town), and they are fantastic! The bikes physically look great.
Mine is all matte black with a light blue strip On the frame just forward of the seat. The matte black has scratched in a few places (due to normal wear and tear and as I expected it would), but a sharpie does a fair job of covering the small scratches.
The Shimano gear shifter has been smooth, with no sticking (although I frankly don’t move out of 4th for the most part). The brakes are right and have not needed any adjustment. The rear rack is also a great standard included feature, and it is compatible with many readily available accessories, including rear baby seats, which I use regularly.
The bike also fits well on a standard trailer-hitch mounted multi-bike car rack. All in all, my wife and I could not be happier with our six three zero bikes, and the ordering experience was absolutely seamless, which given the current pandemic situation was exactly what we needed.
Also, the follow up by the six three zero customer service team, in terms of registering our bikes and purchasing the available warranty, was top notch. I would highly recommend six three zero bikes for anyone looking to get a new, fairly priced, general use bike for recreational/around-town riding.
I have the Women’s Evryjourney in yellow and I really enjoy it! I get compliments on it whenever I am out riding. This is my first “cruiser” type bicycle and I can say that I am 100% converted! I will never go back to a mountain bike; sitting upright with the slightly forward pedaling motion and having my arms relaxed is a game changer.
No more sore wrists and shoulders from leaning over the handlebars. Overall, I am pleased with the bike. I have a few reasons for taking a few stars away on the review: 1. The brakes are squeaky and they feel almost cheap.
In reading other’s reviews it sounds like this is an inherent issue due to the smooth texture of the rims. Smooth brake pad rubbing on smooth rims = squeaky brakes. I also don’t 100% trust the brakes if I were going at a moderate to high speed.
They just don’t seem to engage very strongly and I don’t fully trust them to stop me quickly if I needed to. Riding around the neighborhood with my kids is fine (this is mostly what I use my bike for), but I wouldn’t feel comfortable going much faster due to the brakes feeling “flimsy”.
2. My front fender arrived bent and the paint had cracked where the bend was in the metal. I submitted a warranty claim with an explanation and pictures of the bent fender, and I was sent a tiny bottle of yellow paint.
Painting the cracked paint doesn’t fix the bend. Disappointed that sixthreezero didn’t fully fix the issue. 3. Getting the bike took FOREVER. I pre-ordered it and expected it to arrive on the date that was listed when I pre-ordered, but it didn’t arrive until several months after I was originally told that I would get it.
I get that COVID created a high demand for bikes, but seriously. Don’t promise your customers that it will arrive on a certain date when they order it if you can’t deliver on that timeframe.
Due to a medical issue, I needed to find a bike that allowed me to sit up straight. I used the size calculator on the SixThreeZero website and was recommended this bike, among others. I’m really pleased with the recommendation; this bike was a FANTASTIC choice for me.
I’m 5’9. 5”, delightfully curvy, and I have fairly long legs. The bike fits me very well, as the handlebars, seat height, and seat tilt are all widely adjustable. I like that it comes with a rear rack included, because I live in a large city and don’t have a car, so this makes grocery trips easy.
I love the way it looks and I get lots of compliments on it. Most of all, I really like to ride it. I am able to sit up nice and straight, allowing me to ride for longer. The seat is wide and comfy, making these long rides extra nice.
It’s great for commuting and great for fun and has been a really nice way to get out of the house during the pandemic. As no review would be complete without the cons, I really wish it had a better kick stand.
I have a basket on the front of my bike, which throws the balance off, but even without it, the kickstand kind of sucks. It’s a fairly heavy bike and topples over a lot unless you have it balanced just right.
Also, I ran into a couple issues during assembly, as neither the print instructions nor the instructional video totally matched my bike. That being said, assembly was easy overall and can be accomplished by even the least handy person.
All in all, I love the comfort and I love the style. I think the price is certainly fair for what you get. I definitely recommend!.
Rediscover the joy of biking on the Schwinn Network 1. The Network 1 features an aluminum hybrid frame and Schwinn fork for comfortable, efficient riding. The 21-speed twist shifters provide precise gear changes so you can adapt to your terrain, while the alloy linear pull brakes give you reliable stopping power.
Plus, the Network’s swept-back handlebar and suspension seat post provide a comfortable, upright riding position. Get out there and ride with the Network 1. Enjoy the freedom of riding a Schwinn.
We purchased this for our 15-yr old son for his birthday. The Bike arrived ahead of schedule, and unpacking and installation of the bike was very straight forward, and overall, it took about 2-hours from start to finish.
There were no mechanical issues with the bike whatsoever, everything went together smoothly, and work as expected. The bike is well designed, very light weight, and VERY pleasing to look at. My son has always had mountain bikes, so this is his first hybrid bike with the thinner road type wheels, and based on his feedback, he loves both the smooth ride and the handling of this bike.
Haven’t ridden a bike for about 5 years because I haven’t had the occasion, and I have been without a bicycle at my home. My 6-year old has been kind of late in getting off training wheels, so riding my own bike in a nearby parking area was supposed to give her incentive to learn.
She practiced a little on her own small bike, and then mine from Sears arrived, on time and easy to put together, together. We are now happily practicing. She was so unhappy (cried and cried) at first when I seemed better than she was.
Now she is happy, thinks she is better than me, and want’s a bigger bike. Sears?.
Overall, I am very happy with this bicycle. It is much lighter than my previous bike, rides well and shifts even smoother than I expected. There was a problem with a leaking inner tube when I received it, but Walmart customer care addressed that issue and got me a replacement immediately — the kind of customer care that seems to be an oxymoron at most other places.
I considered two other Schwinn models, one more expensive and one less expensive, but I am satisfied that I settled on the right one for me.
FITNESS RIDING HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD Are you ready to make a change? The Super Sport is ready for you. Whether you plan on getting fit, want to stay active, go on adventures, or more. This bike has you covered.
The Schwinn Super Sport is designed to take on the most demanding pavements or trails. This attractive bike has a no nonsense, get the job done attitude. With cool hues of color, onlookers will look twice to take in the details of the Super Sport.
Bike came to me in the mail and I assembled it without any issues – very easy to do all you need is an adjustable wrench and two allen keys. I found it really difficult to locate any good specs on the weight of this bike anywhere – so I weighed it with my luggage scale and it comes to almost exactly 31 lbs.
But the quality is just meh. My 3 biggest complaints about it are: 1. The paint is rubbed down or applied poorly in several spots 2. Both chain derailliers had the cable attached incorrectly. There is a groove that the cable is supposed to be clamped into and in both cases, it was barely held on by just a corner.
3. The chain sprocket on the pedals is pit-of-plane to the bike frame. As you spind the peddles, you can see the sprocket waving in and out. This is the most annoying part because no matter how you adjust the front deraillier, the chain will hit the guide for half the rear speeds.
All in all, its really not bad, but I would not buy this bike again. I was expecting more for nearly $500 and I am certain there are better options out there for the price.
I’m very pleased with my purchase of the Schwinn Signature Sport Bike. First off the bike arrived two days earlier than promised and the bike was really well packaged for shipment; no damage. Also assembly was straight forward and did not require any gear or brakes tuning and the rims were perfectly true.
Road the bike first outing and found the aluminum frame to be sturdy but nimble on rough road. Bike Shifts and brakes responsively. Only issue to address is the bike’s sizing. I’m 73 inches tall and bought the X-Large.
It is definitely at my limit for sizing. If you are 72 inches or less recommend the large frame. Great bike and very pleased with the on-line experience.
Bought this bike almost a year ago now and I couldn’t be happier with it! I bought the Super Sport mainly for a biking trip I took with 3 friends during the spring last year. To say the least, it held up very well! We biked 75 miles from southeast Mass.
to a campsite in Conn. in a single day. My friends and I even took turns riding it because of how smooth and fast it rides on the road. Since that trip, using my Super Sport has gotten me into biking more often.
I’m very happy with this purchase and plan on using this bike for years to come! Other notes: -I’m 5’11” and own the large size frame, which I think it great. -Gears shift well. -Assembly was no issue.
The Retrospec Amok 8 Speed Hybrid Bike is perfect if you want a versatile ride with the sophistication of a commuter bike and agility of a trail bike. Amok’s lightweight 6061 alloy frame lays the foundation for comfort.
It’s frame, riser handlebars, and urban saddle work to support an upright riding position and keep you comfortable even on your longest rides. This bike also features a Shimano Acera 8S derailleur, that gives a wide range of gearing while the Rapidfire shifters make those gear changes effortless.
Equipped with a threadless steering system for less flex and more precision, trek across road and dirt on thick, dual-purpose tires and stop on a dime with responsive mechanical disc brakes.
I had been looking for a commuter bike and had settled on the Beaumont plus city bike as it had everything I wanted. I worried about the wheels and frame being sturdy enough for the route I need to take to work though.
I contacted service with some questions and IMMEDIATELY Zac was able to answer my concerns. By answering my questions I settled on the Amok. I love everything about this bike. I was able to find a rear rack and fenders to fit this frame to make it an ultimate commuter/adventure bike.
The service was really top notch. Zac even got me a refund as the bike had gone on sale the week after I purchased it. It wasn’t a lot of money, but the fact they cared enough to bother speaks volumes about this company.
I have been riding this bike for a little over two weeks every day around 15 miles a day here are my thoughts. To start the bike was pretty easy to set up. Shipping was overnight which was nice, especially since the bike cost little under $500.
When I received it there was some cosmetic wear on the crank that rubbed together because the shipping foam fell off, not a big deal to me but could be to others. I will come out and say that I am mechanically inclined and have done maintenance on previous bikes before, so I did not find it hard to put together.
If you have never held a wrench in your life or don’t have a basic mechanical sense I would suggest eating the $70 bucks or so and get a shop to build it. Once assembled I went on a shakedown ride an immediately threw the chain in high gear and needed to adjust the breaks and rear derailleur.
I came home and adjusted the drive train as well as the brake pad contact on the rotors and the brake levers. After one week of riding the brake contact needed adjusting again (this could have been my user error).
The pedal reflectors had started to come off and needed to be pushed back in and I applied a little super glue to keep them in. The brakes were screeching like a pig so I made sure that they were cleaned with some brake clean but alas they’re just super noisy.
After two weeks using the bike the inevitable happened and I laid the bike down after turning too hard in a puddle, rookie mistake on my part. The bike held up fine and nothing broke after being tossed down on concrete at about 15 mph.
I am pleased with the bike and find it very comfortable to ride. Let me share the negatives and positive of this bike. Positives: Great feeling to the bike, it feels sturdy and is comfortable on long distances.
Shimano trigger fire shifters, a great feature for an entry-level bike like this, shifts are smooth, and the gearing is perfect as long as you aren’t doing any crazy mountain biking rides. Disc brakes make the stopping power incredible and reliable; you could stop on a dime if you wanted to.
700cc tires and rims allow for customizability you could easily switch to a narrower or wider tire depending on your ride style. Looks, the bike looks aggressive yet subtle at the same time, it is just a good-looking bike.
Tons of braze-ons for accessories Negatives: Assembly, the assembly was a little sloppy out of the box, everything needed to be tightened and nothing was super optimal just kind of assembled and thrown in a box.
Cheap resin pedals, they had to cut costs somewhere, while it is sad that Retrospect has outsourced to China for bikes and only designed in California some part quality was cut. The pedals feel okay for now, but I have my bets on them being the first thing to fail on the bike.
For $500 I would have liked to have the cable and brake lines run through the frame instead of on the outside. I would have also liked to see a better crankset with double or triple to really take advantage of those gears.
Brakes, super squeaky out of the box but they get the job done so I can’t complain too much. All together this bike is at the upper end of budget hybrid/gravel bikes. Is it a great gravel bike? No. Is it a speed dedicated urban road bike? No.
Can it do both of those adequately well? Yes. This bike is for the person that wants some adventure to the bike rides, you can ride on a gravel path, you can climb that dirt hill, and you can comfortably ride along your local bike path.
While I do wish there were some higher quality parts on the bike for the price, the versatility of the bike is it’s the biggest advantage. This bike can do many things just fine, the bike is meant to do many things well not just one thing great.
If that sounds like what you want then I would highly recommend the bike.
Really nice looking bike with a smooth ride, lots of control. Aside from the pedals and seat, everything else seems of good quality. The assembly was a lot more difficult than I thought. It took a seasoned bike guy about 3 hours to assemble and required tools that weren’t included to get it right, and then another hour or so of tweaking on the ride.
This is a picky thing but I was surprised about the large branding and bike model name all over the large exterior packaging that was left on my doorstep – discrete would be much preferred with a higher end purchase.
Whether you need a commuter companion or weekend warrior, the Schwinn Women’s GTX 3 Hybrid Bike provides the perfect ride. Featuring a lightweight, aluminum dual sport frame and reliable 21-speed drivetrain, it rolls smoothly on city streets, local paths, and everywhere in between.
Kickstand not included The manufacturer may substitute components with components of equal or greater performance level. If you choose to assemble the bicycle yourself, DICK’S Sporting Goods is not responsible for injuries or damages resulting from improper assembly.
It was my starter to get into cycling. I loved it at first, shaved about an inch off the bars, rotated and added drops + comfort grips, schwalbe touring tires, and replaced the crap shifters on it. Did everything I wanted on it and started planning bikepacking trips.
Then a very noticeable clunk started happening in the pedals. I bought this before reading reviews (my mistake) and learned that this seems to be a common problem with this bike, being the stock crankshaft eventually goes to crap.
After about 500 or so miles of riding and isolating the trouble and attempts to repair it (requires new assembly) I decided to upgrade and keep this as my dog walker bike. I regret this purchase (got it on sale for 399 during early 2021) and the upgrades I’ve sunk into it.
Upgraded to a Specialized Diverge E5 since then and the experience is like night and day. If it wasn’t for the inevitably faulty part I would recommend this to anyone looking for a simple hybrid made in China.
let’s preface all of this with the fact that i ride this bike five days a week about 15 miles a day for my commute to work, no matter the conditions. the good first: bike is comfortable, bike looks good, is a nice versatile machine.
put a rear rack and lights on it and it’s a pretty nice city commuter, grocery getter, etc. the bad: the bottom bracket on this bicycle is complete garbage. if you don’t know what the bottom bracket is and how to service it, OR don’t want to really ever work on the bicycle, BUYER BEWARE.
it is a very bad and simple design and busted after a few weeks of use. this causes the crank arms to wobble in all directions and will make the chain jump off the front sprockets under heavy pedaling.
i have taken it apart not once, but three times, to replace bearings and make adjustments to the bottom bracket. the first time i opened it up the bearings were all over the place and were not intact whatsoever.
the tools needed to take the unit apart cost about $60 alone. i’ve been struggling to make it work properly for over a year. i recently bit the bullet and spent another $30 on a SEALED BEARING BOTTOM BRACKET and took the whole thing apart again to fix it.
THAT BEING SAID. If you know how to work on a bicycle and don’t mind it, not too bad for the price. I’ve used mine almost daily for over a year and a half, and even though it’s a headache for me almost weekly, it gets the job done.
Also FYI for buyers, Dick’s is very little help for service assistance, so I’ll save you the phone calls if you decide to buy a replacement bottom bracket. Shimano UN300 68 mm x 127. 5 mm. Good luck.
I bought this bike a few days ago and have gone for 1 bike ride on it. When the associate at Dicks did the safety inspection on it he told me that the chain was rubbing on a metal piece when on the biggest and smallest gears in the front and to keep it in the middle one to avoid the rubbing.
That should have been a red flag, but purchased it anyway. Went for my first bike ride the next day to find out that the front gears don’t just rub. the chain won’t even move the the biggest or smallest gear.
I am stuck with only being able to use 7 out of the 21 possible combinations. I am going to take to a local bike service shop to see if they can correct the issue as I do not believe that Dicks will be helpful since they knowingly sold me the bike in this condition.
Aside for the issue with the gears, it seems to be an OK bike. Just wish I could have gotten more resistance on my ride.
Designed for recreational use and around-town commuting, the 700c Kent Ridgeway Hybrid Bicycle features a hand-crafted, lightweight 6061 aluminum frame and a 60mm travel front suspension fork for a comfortable ride on a variety of road surfaces.
This well thought out hybrid bicycle is equipped with 21 speeds to suit any terrain up and down hills, and has linear pull brakes for confident stopping power. Additional details include 36 spoke double wall alloy rims, an alloy quick release seat clamp, a rear rack, and front and rear fenders.
I was a little concerned when my bike came with a large tear in the box. Everything looked to be complete in it though. I was unable to assemble the bike myself so I paid a local bike shop $100 to assemble it for me.
Worth the headache to me! She rides smooth and is easy pedal. The seat is the most comfortable bike seat I have ever sat on. I just took it out for a spin for the first time this morning and can’t wait until the weather is cooler so I can enjoy my new Ridgeway some more!.
If I could get it assembled. It’s been two days and I still haven’t been able to complete the assembly. If it’d have come with the brakes fully assembled. I followed the instructions, but something didn’t work right and now the front brake wire is stuck in the handle bar, unattached.
It came loose after I assembled it. With something as important as brakes, I’d think they should have been fully preassembled. If the required tools were included. I don’t have all the tools that it says I need.
There doesn’t seem to be any tools included although the instructions say they are.
I’m really happy with how well this bike performed. It felt like I was gliding along the pavement truly awesome! Also, the rear rack it such a necessity people who actually ride bikes often should understand what I mean that sometimes you don’t know how badly they are needed.
The new Quick Women’s is Cannondale’s all-rounder – a fast, versatile and fun bike that appeals to a wide range of riders. Perfect for enjoying a workout, cruising the city or just getting out and feeling good.
Feel the Light. Quick bikes are the lightest in their class, making them easier to pedal, easier to lift, and easier to love. All Quicks feature a new, updated frame that’s lighter weight, with refined SAVE micro-suspension features, easy-to-use StraightShot internal cable routing, and a sleek new look.
Connected. Most Quick models feature an all- new way for riders to connect with the ride experience. An integrated wheel sensor pairs with with a new, free Cannondale App and tracks activity (like speed, distance and calories burned), registers the bike, sends service reminders and more.
Comfortable & Capable. Bump-absorbing SAVE micro-suspension, comfy grips and new pressure-relieving saddles for comfort. 360° reflective accents for visibility.
This bike was worth the price and extra for direct shipping! I’ve been riding hybrid road bikes for commuting more than 25 years. My previous bikes were used, well-worn-in and never fit my body shape.
The lighter weight frame, improved disc-brakes and high quality tires are a bonus. I ordered this without trying the bike out in-store. It was a gamble, but I’m glad I did. I took measurements and had been looking for a new bike nearly 2 years.
I wanted something quick, easy to ride and maneuverable in a city. This bike is just that! Very responsive, good brakes and extra reflective features on the frame. I feel confident riding this in an extremely dangerous city environment.
The only reason it doesn’t get an extra 5th star is that it’s not a pure road bike. I give this 4. 8 stars for value for price but I am a true long-distance road cyclist and the gears feel limiting to me.
I can’t achieve the kind of consistent cruising speeds I prefer with a hybrid bike, but it’s not designed for that, so I acknowledge the limitation. I’m satisfied with the out-of-the-box purchase. REI made the order and delivery smooth.
The freight driver was local and even suggested some great urban trails. I’m looking forward to riding this in-between my road-running intervals.
I was expecting another slow hybrid bike, but this thing has exceptional wheels and can really go when asked, almost as fast as a good fast road bike, but with more comfort. I own a 2020 version and was glad to see the hand grips got the needed improvement, I changed mine out, first thing.
The tires have also been changed, I can’t comment about that, I found mine satisfactory and durable, having almost worn my rear tire smooth at this time. I use the bike often, mainly to replace my car for casual around town needs, so changed the stem to a more upright riding position, which surprisingly still felt good with the supplied saddle.
I changed the saddle needlessly to one I was more familiar with, and kept the OEM seat as a spare, because I might spend hours on the bike and didn’t want surprises. I added a rear rack which allowed me to severely overload the rear wheel, hitting holes and bumps in the street while carrying lots of heavy groceries plus my 220 pound self home, and the wheel remains true.
I inadvertently learned not to lay the bike down repeatedly on the derailluer side , which , in time, allowed it to catch and wrap into the wheel, destroying the plastic spoke protector along with the chain, but the wheel is still very true, with the spokes still straight and tensioned.
Thank goodness this bike has a replaceable derailleur hanger, so with that new part and a new chain, I was back riding, good as new. My main attraction to this bike was that it was the nicest hardtail I could find with room for a center mounted kick stand to be added, I didn’t want the screwy rear position type.
Now I think I might love the high quality brakes more, they are a complete joy and really add to a quality experience at an important touch point. The shift controls are a little small for my hands, requiring some repositioning of my hand to use, but not a deal breaker.
I can say the same thing for the thumb bell I added. I also added a rubber tip on the kickstand, to better accommodate various floors when parked, along with fenders and a good U lock, which I carry secured on my rear rack when not in use.
I learned the hard way about U locks , and suggest it is the superior design choice. I even have a second thug weight kryptonite lock to use if I go downtown. I also switched to theft resistant axles, no quick releases on this city bike, same with my lighting.
I once stopped for lunch at the pier and every bike had their lights stolen except mine. Frame is really nice, impressive tech and finished to a high standard. I am glad they went away from the very boring, invisible at night, black paint used on my bike.
The reflective gold trim under the clear coat on mine doesn’t seem to do much.
I bought 2 weeks ago and done 100 miles on this and have become used to it and got to know the bike. Firstly really good service from the chap at Sigma that served me. And for the bike, it’s great. Positive; It rides just like a normal bike, it gives you that kick you need to ease the lumps and makes a 30 mile ride feel like a breeze.
It has 3 settings I’ve mainly had the first one green which gives the kick you need and had at least 25% left after 45 miles, flat riding lumpy fen roads. It has two extra levels orange and red for more boost.
I can’t comment to much as with no hills it’s hard to judge the extra output. You can also turn the electric off totally on smooth flats and bike as a regular bike. The negatives: The light button is a little fiddly especially on bumpy road to make your selection for what level you’re on.
The ride is quite hard on flat bumpy roads as it’s a ridged frame. To conclude a great bike a nice ride but as most are roads are so alwful be prepared to get used to the vibration.
Using the sizing guide I chose the medium Merida Crossway. Given that I am 5ft 8 and the sizing guide states it fits 5ft 3 to 5ft 11, I felt confident it would be a decent fit. When it arrived, even at the lowest seat height I could barely reach the ground.
I have ended up having to swap out an old seat post to lower the position slightly to make it more comfortable. Now it’s been adapted I’m off and running and so far the ride is pretty comfortable.
I’ve been looking for a hybrid bike after riding my old, heavy mountain bike on the road and on canal trails. The Merida Crossway fits exactly what I needed – great on roads with its thin tyres, lockout suspensions and wide gear range, and also great and canal trails and gravel tracks with having the front suspension fork, hydraulic disc brakes and good tyre tread.
I have swapped a few things on it – I found the handlebars very wide so have installed thinner bullhorn handlebars which I find comfier on longer rides and commutes, and also swapped the saddle for a Selle SMP Extra, which I find the perfect shape for me.
About the Trek FX 3 Disc Women’s Stagger FX 3 Disc Women’s Stagger is a versatile hybrid bike made for performance, comfort and utility. It has a lightweight aluminium frame, a classic step-through geometry that’s easier to mount and dismount, a carbon fork, disc brakes and Women-Specific Design touchpoints that can provide a better fit and feel from the start.
This bike will surprise you with its performance and versatility, equally suited to speeding to work or leisurely Sunday rides; this is the essence of what a great hybrid bike should be. Trek have carefully selected components which inspire confidence, all whilst making sure the final product looks outstanding.
It has a lightweight aluminium frame and an even lighter carbon fork, with reliable performance parts like sturdy wheels and disc brakes that give you complete control, rain or shine. Key Features Alpha Gold Aluminium Frame is light weight and responsive, providing excellent hill climbing ability and handling.
Also features rack and mudguard mounts FX Carbon fork is designed to flex and absorb vibrations and small shocks giving you greater comfort and control over your ride whilst keeping the bikes overall weight low Shimano Acera 2×9 Speed Drivetrain offers fast, reliable and accurate shifting with the range of to tackle any gradient Shimano MT201 Hydraulic Disc Brakes give powerful, controllable and consistent stopping power in all conditions Bontrager H2 700x32c Tyres feature a minimal tread allowing for excellent rolling speed on the tarmac whilst still ensuring good grip in poor conditions or when venturing off-road About the Brand Trek Bikes began in 1976, and their mission was simple: Build the best bikes in the world.
Today, Trek gives the brightest and most passionate cycling designers and researchers the resources to question everything. Because innovation happens only when you have the courage to ask the hard questions and go where no one has gone before.
At this time of the year I stow away my all singing all dancing carbon framed bike and normally spend the winter on a steel framed single speed, and have done so for the last eight years or so, but as I push ever on into my fifties the thought of riding those hills on a singly filled me with a bit of apprehension this year – it’s time for some gears.
I wanted a mid range(ish) flat bar hybrid bike, didn’t want suspension, wanted disk brakes so did a bit of Googling – this one had good reviews so I went for it. And. It’s fine. That’s not fair really, as it’s better than fine, it’s quite good – solidly built, quite nice styling, quiet, slick changes considering the components, and the saddle is lovely.
I’m also really impressed with the brakes – never really had disk brakes before, and they will stop you on a sixpence. I like it, and am happy with the purchase, and would recommend it if anyone asked.
I’ve done just over 100 dry miles in the week I’ve had it, and perversely I’m looking forward to a wet and windy ride to see how it copes. Any complaints? Well – it’s a bit dull. Now this actually is a positive – I wanted dull, reliable, boring, and I have to keep telling myself this is what I wanted.
But it’s just a bit unresponsive. I suppose after summers on a carbon bike with big gears, and the challenge of a single speed on climbs over the winter this was inevitable. I get to the bottom of a climb, one I would normally huff and puff up, drop it into a low gear and have no problems with it.
Where’s the fun in that? Its also a lot slower, no matter how hard I try to push. Biggest gear on a nice flat road and it just doesn’t – go. This is what I wanted, but I think I perhaps could have had another year on the singly.
As for Evans themselves – no probs whatsoever. The staff at Sutton Coldfield were pleasant, courteous, helpful. I’ve used Evans before and will do so again, some of my bike nerdy friends shun them, but I don’t really get that, I’m no bike snob and they offer a good service.
So to sum up – a nice bike, if nothing spectacular, and I think I’ll be on it for a few years yet. At least I haven’t gone over to the devil’s work of the “Electric Bike” yet.
Back in 2015, I brought a Trek Fx 4 (£1000), Trek decided to make a racing bike a hybrid bike, initially I thought this was strange way of going around it , as traditionally it’s the other way around MTB to Hybrid that most manufactures do, and continue to this day.
FX4 was technically the best bike I had for commuting to work, there no effort and the seating position, ideally for hills and general avoiding idiots on the road. Design for solely road only, no fancy coil forks, proper disc brakes the list could continue.
Sadly, the FX4 got stolen, searching for a replacement, went on for years and years. And finally, I found the FX 2, this is a exact copy of the FX4. With unique features that you expect on a £1000 bike.
For example, there’s Bluetooth detector, that if you get the app it will give performance feedback. OK it has 24 gears, but they are ample, the discs brake are standard but brakes pad are cheap. I can fault it.
It should be 4/5 stars. I would like to rate this bike higher but as it is I can’t. I caution anyone buying a bike on line (sadly I had to due to time constraint- lesson learnt) The bike itself is sound, the brakes good, and its a fast, light, comfortable ride and at the price ideal as my daily commuter hack doing 120+ miles a week.
However the rear cassette and free wheel are terrible. Having seen a few forums since it seems it is a common problem with this entry level bike with lots of references to loud, wobbly, and grinding freewheel.
If you want one I recommend you get it at the shop and try it out so you don’t end up with a Friday model. Balfes Bikes have been great about dealing with the issue and are taking this problem back to Trek to try and get a replacement freewheel.
or credit note to replace the rear cassette completely. Good luck!.
FX 1 Disc is a lightweight aluminium hybrid bike that looks great and feels just as good to ride. It has lots of gears so you can cruise any terrain comfortably, and powerful disc brakes give you confident stopping power, rain or shine.
Great commuter bike as well as great for a leisurely ride in a park or even tracks. The seat is more comfortable than I was expecting, and the handlebars definitely take some of the vibration out of any bumps.
That all saves on not having suspension and weight. Sigma also delivered the bike in a very sturdy and organised box. All I had to do was pub the pedals on and alight the handlebar. All pretty easy, and Sigma supplied a set of allen keys to boot.
I’m extremely happy having not ridden a bike for a while, the gears are smooth for the price, and theirs probably too many gears, but the choice is their if you need it.
Atlas sports Shimano Tourney front and 7S rear derailleurs to give you a wide range of gearing with smaller intervals of effort input. This allows you to get the exact pedaling feeling you’re seeking with smoother transitions in between.
Easily switch gears with at-your-fingertips Revoshift twist shifters. Plus, its threadless steering system lightens your load, gives less flex and more precision, and is much easier to maintain or adjust as needed.
I will start by saying that I don’t think my experience is the same as everyone’s, and I know that the bikes are not low quality as we bought this bike, a bike for my wife, and a trailer to pull our two kids.
We got the bikes and trailer, and I put them together, seemingly without issue. We were able to test the bikes, and again no issue with the low stress test, everything seemed in order. The first time I added the trailer the added stress was too much for the bike, and the entire rear derailleur fell off mid ride.
When I reached out to customer support, I was told that, “our derailleurs do sometime require adjustment right out of the box due to being bumped around during shipping. ” Which I understand as I spen two years in college assembling bikes for a sporting good store.
While I understand that different parts of the bike require adjustments out of the box, a derailleur falling of a bike does is not a normal thing for a bike to do out of the box. When I was taking pictures of the damage for customer support I noticed multiple threads were worn bare which should not come from less than a week of owning the bike and less than 2 miles of riding it.
After the back and forth with customer support all that was offered was a replacement hanger and derailleur which are not easy installs and would require to pay to have it installed or take the time to do it myself.
The communication from customer support was slow, taking multiple hours to respond to each message, and one time taking more than 24 hours. While I understand that sometimes bad products ship, how it was very frustrating and disappointing to say the least.
You get what you pay for. And then China kicks in. It’s okay quality and will last two years I guess – and that is what we planned. The frame is low. If you don’t know about bikes and how to fix them you should not expect this to work right away- the brakes are rather cheap and you need to adjust them.
There are tons of videos about it. My bike came with some rusted parts but I figured it out- don’t forget about the price point. Also you need to grease up all the parts and the brake lines of course – just to manage expectations.
The tools are provided except of the saddle part that won’t fit. Anyway there is no cheaper way to get a ride… also my first bike came totally smashed up and the rear derailleur was bend – as well as the wheel and the frame- but customer support was spot on I have to say! Not their fault but I got a new bike that was okay!.
As a senior adult who used to ride and is coming back to it I started shopping online for a new entry level bicycle to use for exercise and rebuilding my riding chops. Most of the bikes in my price range were bikes (mostly Schwinn, Huffy and the like) for sale in retail stores like Walmart and Target.
I have nothing against Schwinn or any of them. My last bike was a Schwinn I bought at a bike store over 20 years ago and sadly let the weather get to it. My local bike shop had nothing close. I stumbled upon Retrospec when searching “best men’s bikes under $500.
” The Atlas was on sale and had very positive reviews – more positive than most of the retail store bikes. It comes with Shimano transmission components with the shifters built into the grips and the latest modern braking systems.
Otherwise it is a simple, straightforward 21 speed hybrid. Of the two colors offered I liked the matte blue finish best. It rides good so far though I have had it only a week. It arrived in a box with instructions and tools to assemble it but I took it straight to my bike shop and paid them $99 to get it road ready.
At a fraction under six feet tall I thought I would need the largest frame. It is almost too big. My crotch barely clears the top tube. I probably could have gone either way on this or the next size down.
The saddle is an appropriate size but very firm. I intend to buy a gel-filled saddle cover. Tomorrow I plan to go for my first long-ish ride. After a few short-ish rides I have to say I’m looking forward to it!.
The Marin Women’s Terra Linda 2 Hybrid Bike has the speed of a road bike with a more comfortable upright position for meeting your weekly riding goals. Built with weekend bike path and weekday fitness riders in mind, the Terra Linda bike is equally at home on shorter after work rides or longer weekend adventures.
Disc brakes provide sure stopping power in all conditions, and all frames feature rack.
The Marin 2 Fairview is fantastic. When I brought it into my local bike shop, the bike mechanic ogled it like he wanted to bring it home and have it meet his mother. “That’s a nice bike. Really nice.
” Then he cut in front of me and lifted it to check the bike weight. “Yeah, that’s a really nice bike. ” He’s right. I rode a Specialized hybrid for a dozen years. Great bike, but time to upgrade for fitness/workouts/longer rides.
Sun & Ski were one of only a few places that actually had bikes in stock, in my size especially, a Medium. It shipped right away. Got it right away. There were only two issues, nothing major, both of which they corrected in a timely fashion.
Not right away but in a decent amount of time (within 5 days). Great follow-up. They made things right and I’m a loyal customer now. Back to the bike: it’s sleek, handles well, and is a GREAT deal for the dough.
I did my due diligence because I’m like Ahab when it comes to chasing the Great White Whale of deals.
My regular commute is an undulating to flat 20 kms each way – four to five days a week in all weather. My trusty old commuter was rusting out and deserved retirement. I found an excellent range of fast commuters to choose from on Bicycles Online.
For performance, durability and comfort I had decided I wanted internal gearing, belt drive, discs, dynamo and didn’t want to lose any top speed – no matter what. I picked out a few bikes over the months and after a few emails to Charles settled on the Marin Presidio 4 DLX.
I bought the last Large one in Australia. And pleased I did too. The bike was delivered to my door in Perth within one week, all boxed up and in excellent condition. An hour or so later, I had assembled the bike and was test-riding around home getting the set up ready for the morning commute.
That was nearly a month ago and I have ridden several hundred kms since then in rain, hail, wind and shine. The Marin has exceeded my expectations and in particular, the internal gearing and the belt is as smooth, fast, quiet and clean as I had hoped.
What I didn’t want was to have a kitted out bike that couldn’t keep up with the other riders with good speed. I need not have worried. This bike sets a fast pace as well as carrying the kit. An excellent feature of this bike is the dynamo on the front hub powering the lights – that is another job I don’t have anymore – recharging lights.
So good. I completely recommend Bicycles Online as a store and the belt-drive Marin Presidio as a commuter.
As an unfit, overweight 54 year old wanting to get back into cycling, I stumbled across the bicyclesonline web store and discovered bikes have changed a fair bit since my old 5 speed of the 70’s. What a lot of options for getting back on the road.
After much research and deliberation, I chose the Marin Presidio 3 as it was “different”. Gone are the gears of old to be replaced by the low maintenance internal 8 speed hub, gone are the oily chains, now we have carbon belt drive and gone are the old brake shoes, now super stopping disk brakes all round.
This was the one for me. Wanting a bike mainly for pavements and fresh air, the urban commuter ride fitted my needs and I was keen to see if the new tech made the experience any more enjoyable. Delivery to county WA was less than a week and assembly (minimal)was easy.
A break in the winter weather meant time for a test ride, and wow. No noise, smooth gears and the wind in my face resulted in a longer than expected first ride that was both enjoyable and refreshing.
Now, over a week later, I have an app for the phone that tracks my rides and I will be giving myself some personal challenges, with regular rides and plenty of fresh air. A great all round experience from Bicyclesonline.
Bike is well built, smooth and quiet on both the pavement and roads, and handles a short cut across the park easy. Mine came with shimano disks, not the listed tektro, don’t know enough about bikes and parts to know if one is better than the other, all I can tell you is be careful pulling the front brake in anger, it works real good! Overall, one really happy “going to get fit” man.
The dual sport 2 equipped is, at first, fantastic. Beautiful in its design with hidden pannier rack supports, built in rear light (on / off, no other function) and the different shapes of aluminium tubes make the frame a really lovely thing to behold.
It is seriously let down though by cost cutting and lack of thought. Firstly the front light. It fell off after riding it home – despite checking all was solid as I left. The replacement light and fitting fared no better with the light falling out after half a mile.
I managed to find that one though but the very, very cheap and nasty design makes the usb charged light, with only two modes (shiny / not so shiny), practically useless. The light coverage is very poor, I thought I had been transported back to 1992 and the need to squint as you ride along.
The other major issue is the frame. What you see here is the medium and above. The small frame has a huge kink in the top tube, which is not mentioned when you order it, so small folk can use it BUT this makes fitting a water bottle or D lock completely and utterly impossible.
This is lazy and unforgiveable, which is a huge shame as the bike is lovely and is a great ride. If you don’t want the issue light and want to use your own, although the built in light fitting will need removing, and as long as you don’t intend to fit a water bottle or D lock it’ll do but this could have been so much better.
Hi all. I’d like to tell you about my new Trek DS2 First off, there is a load of snobbishness in many bike reviews I have read… as far as I am concerned the DS 2 is not an Entry Level, Budget or first bike…….
I am never going to be a pro cyclist but, what I am is a regular dude that is sick of tubes and trains and a few years ago decided to ‘get into’ cycling on the ‘Danger of Death Streets’ that are London….
So I went from my first bike, a nice armchair like Dawes so what I am told was a aggressive road bike – a Cannondale – don’t ask, not a great idea…. To the DS 2 Enough rambling. I ordered on line and Evans delivered to me just one day late from their anticipated delivery date.
A large brown box appeared on Friday morning and the DS 2 was here. All in pretty easy enough to order – bit miffed about paying delivery charges and zero incentives like a fiver off vouchers. but I paid up and took my chances.
So out of the Box The bike was very well packed up and had lots of bubble wrap and stuff around the frame. In theory, all I had to do was bolt of the pedals, tighten up the handlebars and I was good to go.
There was a very handy little multi tool of allen keys and a pedal spanner included. Alas not that easy. I opted for the equipped model which came with mud guards, kick stand and lights – not dynamo powered as I have seen on other websites by the way.
First off, mudguards were put on too tightly. There is no mention of them in the Evans manual you get with an on-line bike so just check them out. The front derailer was put on at a very very odd angle meaning that out of the box I could only select the lowest gears but a bit of fiddling and a few you-tube vids later I more or less got is sorted out.
I have been trying to call my local Evans shop for four days for some help but I can never get through. There were a few different fittings for the lights none of which worked, so I am reverting to my old set of Cats Eyes In my experience the lesson here is do not buy on line.
I’d never spend £675 again this way. The Ride All aside from what I completely blame on Evans putting pounds over service. I think my DS2 is amazing. What I love. Comfortable ride, great disc brakes, brilliant gear range – eventually and the front suspension is amazing.
I ride to work via canal tow paths so suspension is a great idea! I am not a super fit bloke!!! But I can maintain 14 – 15 MPH on my DS2. I totally trust the bike in traffic too which is blessed relief when riding into central London.
Ignore what you read about entry level, beginners hybrid and all the other stiff on bike websites. The DS2 is a strong well-made bit of kit which I can highly recommend. I would certainly recommend it but in person sale not on line! Happy cycling and ride safe.
Chose this Dual Sport to replace a much-loved hybrid I’d modified myself for riding to work, with mudguards, pannier etc. They’d served me well, but this factory fitted equipment is just that bit more robust.
The kickstand for instance has direct attachment to the frame, and the mudguards are well made, with supports firmly integrated. It also comes with lights, and Evans Cycles had it all set it up ready for collection, so essentially all I added was a bell (and in my case, a simple adaptor to use an existing MTX-type bag with the pannier frame) and I was up and running immediately.
The front suspension has enough travel to take the edge off potholed roads and mixed surfaces, so all in all this had everything I was looking for, off the shelf. Rides well, with smooth gear changes and disc brakes for wet conditions.
A choice of colour would have been ideal, but this metallic grey is smart and well-finished in line with the overall quality feel of the bike. An excellent all-rounder, very pleased!.
Combine a lightweight and durable aluminum frame with comfortable suspension forks and you have the perfect town, city, fitness, and do-everything bicycle. Dependable disc brakes, a wide range of Shimano gears, easy handling, and fantastic looks mean that the Transeo is set for sweeping by traffic jams, going green on the errand-runs, and putting a spark back into your lifestyle.
All the staff @ the Histon store (both pre sale & during and after test ride) and were fantastic and so helpful and patient all much appreciated as Im a novice returning after many years. As for the bike its fantastic value for the specification and has everything you could want from a Hybrid & superior to many at this sale price.
The Cannondale Adventure 1 Comfort Hybrid Bike is comfort focused that keeps the effort low and the enjoyment high. The Adventure begins with the lowest step-thru frame, a thoroughly modern take on a classic design, resulting in the easiest bicycle to kickstart your ride.
Anyone can step on, set off, and park easily with the built-in kickstand. You’ll love the smooth-shifting gears that will ensure that every ride is a breeze, while trustworthy disc brakes and larger-volume tires will handle every road with ease and new-found confidence.
Lastly, the Cannondale Adventure 1 Comfort Hybrid Bike is made for comfort with an upright riding position, lightweight feel and riding style, a plush saddle combined with squishy front suspension that turns bumpy streets, parkland paths, and gravel roads into a smooth-sailing journey.
I’m so happy to have found this bike. I had barely cycled for years because I have low pain tolerance and my last bike was causing a lot of pain due to the seat and riding position. After a ride around the city paths on Adventure 2, I am pain-free and actually feel so energized that I can’t wait to get out with it again.
The seat is everything, and the front suspension absorbs the bumps for me. The gear shift is smooth like butter and the pedals have a sandpaper-like strip through the center so my feet don’t slip. The stem height isn’t adjustable, but the seat is and I was able to find my ideal position using the seat (but I suggest trying one out to see if you can find your comfy position in your size — as sizes go up, the reach gets longer).
As a bonus, I love the beautiful colour and the nods to classic cruisers.
Ten peddles in, I was sold. Bike is brilliant. For my purposes, this urban ride is great. Big fan of the ergonomic grips. I’m 6Ft – got a size L – first bike in many many years that actually fits. I rediscovered my love for cycling again.
There are a few things to consider when choosing the right bike for you and your goals. If you are a beginner, you might want to consider a hybrid bike. Hybrid bikes are a great option for female beginners because they are versatile and can be used for a variety of activities, from commuting to leisure riding.
When choosing a hybrid bike, it is important to consider the frame size and the type of riding you will be doing. If you are planning on using your bike for commuting, you will want to make sure the frame is large enough to accommodate a comfortable riding position.
If you are looking to use your hybrid bike for leisure riding, you might want to consider a smaller frame size.
It is also important to consider the type of tires you want on your hybrid bike. If you are planning on doing a lot of riding on paved surfaces, you will want to choose a bike with smooth tires. If you are planning on doing more off-road riding, you will want to choose a bike with thicker tires.
Finally, you will want to consider the type of brakes you want on your hybrid bike. If you are planning on doing a lot of riding in wet or muddy conditions, you will want to choose a bike with disc brakes.
Disc brakes provide more stopping power in wet and muddy conditions than traditional rim brakes.
No matter what your goals are, there is a hybrid bike out there that is perfect for you. With so many different options to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect bike for your needs.
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