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Cruising Comfort with Trail Bike Versatility
on March 15, 2011
I LOVE MY NEW BIKE!! I actually bought this from another retailer for about $3o less, but it is still worth the price at $160. I had been looking for a new bike for about a month, and I read all the reviews and tested all the cruisers out there...I had recently sold my old cruiser because it was uncomfortable and I didn't want to be in the same situation again.
While I was in the bike section at the sporting goods store, the guy helping me out explained that although a cruiser is okay for pulling a bike trailer with two kids (my planned biking activity) It is better to be able to change gears...but I find the 18-21 gears just too much.
Then I saw this bike. It is shaped like a cruiser with the high and wide handlebars and larger seat, but it has hand breaks and only 7 gears. When I am riding, I feel like I am sitting up straight, and the suspension works great. It is PERFECT! I love the hand breaks because when I ride with my older daughter and son I have to peddle backwards and coast a lot so that I don't run them over (one is still learning with training wheels and one is just off of training wheels...they go kinds slow). I couldn't do that with a cruiser because of the coaster breaks.
It looks great, too - not very often do you find flair and functionality in a bike. I have had so many compliments - from a group of junior high boys waiting for thier bus to an older lady hollering out her car window!
I am 37 years old, and not in great shape. If this bike is comfortable to me, it should be for everyone!
***UPDATE*** I have had the bike for a few weeks now and I love it more every day. I did finally get a trailer, and I am SOOOOO happy to have those gears. I think I would have given up trying to pull a trailer without them. I usually cruise around in 4th-5th gear...with the trailer and both my little ones, its stays in 2nd.