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Firmstrong Urban Man Beach Cruiser Bicycle
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- 24-inch men's single-speed cruiser bike for easy, relaxed riding
- Classic curvy beach cruiser design with 15-inch durable steel frame and 24-inch aluminum wheels
- White-wall balloon tires for a cushioned ride; easy-to-use coaster brakes
- Oversized seat with dual springs for added comfort; wide handlebars with foam grips
- Sized for boys and men from 4 feet to 5 feet, 2 inches tall
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From the manufacturer
Classic cruiser blends style and functionality.
Designing Bikes with Style + Functionality
Firmstrong's mission is to design bikes that blend style and functionality, creating an experience for riders, not just a mode of transportation. Our bikes are inspired by the design of classic cruiser bicycles, made to roll smooth on paths, boardwalks, streets, and trails.
Smooth Riding Simplicity from Firmstrong
Urban Man Single-Speed Cruiser Bike
Ideal for casual riding, the 24-inch, single-speed Urban Man cruiser bike is a great choice for many environments — by the beach, around town, or anywhere else on a paved path. Great for an afternoon riding with friends, this single-speed Urban Man doesn’t get any easier. There are no cables hanging off the bike or complicated gear systems, and you'll be able to maintain a consistent cruising speed from 3 to 15 MPH.
- Optional color-matched fenders available
- Fits most men from 4 feet to 5 feet, 2 inches tall
- Bike comes 80 percent assembled
Start Your Ride
Choose Your Ride
The Urban Man rides smooth, pedals easy, and it's fun. With three different gear options — one, three, or seven speeds — you can choose the right bike for your terrain or favorite activities.
While only offering one gear, the single-speed Urban Man is still able to serve the differing needs of various riders. It's ideal for those who want a simple bicycle that is fun and easy to operate.
The single- and three-speed models have rear coaster brakes, while the seven-speed offers front and rear handbrakes for added versatility.
Comfort seat and wide tires
The oversized seat features double coil springs, making the ride smooth and soft. The 2.125-inch wide, grippy whitewall tires absorb the bumps for an effortless ride.
|Riding Type||Ideal for casual, recreational riding on flatter terrain||More gears for climbing hills and longer rides||Top-of-the-line shifting system for more high intensity riding|
|Riding Distance||Up to 20 miles||Up to 30 miles||Up to 40 miles|
|Riding Speed||3 to 15 MPH||3 to 20 MPH||3 to 30 MPH|
|Riding Terrain||Pavement, hard-packed trails||Pavement, hard-packed trails||Pavement, hard-packed trails|
|Pedal-Backwards Coaster Brakes||✔||✔|
|Front/Rear Hand Brakes||✔|
|Tires||Knobby cruiser white wall||Slick tread cruiser white wall||Slick tread cruiser white wall|
|Frame Sizes||24-inch (4- to 5-foot, 2-inch riders), 26-inch (5-foot, 4-inch to 6-foot, 2-inch riders)||26-inch (5-foot, 4-inch to 6-foot, 2-inch riders)||26-inch (5-foot, 4-inch to 6-foot, 2-inch riders)|
|Available Colors||Army Green, Black, Chrome Plate, Emerald Green, Matte Black, Matte Blue, Matte Brown, Matte Grey, Matte Red, Orange, Red, Royal Blue, Shiny Brown||Black, Matte Grey, Matte Black, Orange, Red||Black, Matte Grey, Matte Black, Orange, Red|
Born by the beach, built for anywhere
Start your journey
It doesn’t matter if you’re riding around the neighborhood, heading the store, or just out enjoying the day. It’s all about the journey, and Firmstrong makes sure you'll enjoy the ride.
We have come up with a configuration to make our bikes glide across the riding surface. Paths, streets, or boardwalks, the ride is always smooth.
We pride ourselves on giving our riders the best biking experience possible with the highest quality components while keeping our prices affordable.
The Urban Man design draws on Firmstrong's roots, balancing simplicity with a modern feel. Available in 13 colors, the color palette is vast.
Urban Man Aluminum
|Frame Style||Classic Cruiser Frame||Classic Cruiser Frame||Thick Top Cruiser Frame||Elongated Cruiser Frame||Oversized Triangle Cruiser Frame||Step-Thru Forward Pedaling Frame|
|Riding Position||Upright, relaxed||Upright, relaxed||Upright, relaxed||Upright, relaxed forward pedaling||Upright||Upright, relaxed forward pedaling|
|Gear Options||1-speed, 3-speed, 7-speed||1-speed||1-speed, 3-speed, 7-speed||1-speed, 3-speed, 7-speed||1-speed||3-speed, 7-speed|
|Grip Type||Foam||Stitched synthetic||Stitched synthetic||Stitched synthetic||Rubber||Stitched synthetic|
|Brake Options||Coaster brake (1-/3-speed); hand brake (7-speed)||Coaster brake||Coaster brake (1-/3-speed); hand brake (7-speed)||Coaster brake (1-/3-speed); hand brake (7-speed)||Coaster brake||Coaster brake (3-speed); hand brake (7-speed)|
|Fenders||Sold separately||Sold separately||Sold separately||Sold separately||Sold separately||Sold separately|
|Seat Type||Dual-spring comfort cruiser saddle||Dual-spring comfort cruiser saddle||Dual-spring comfort cruiser saddle||Dual-spring comfort cruiser saddle||Dual-spring comfort cruiser saddle||Dual-spring comfort cruiser saddle|
|Wheel Sizes||24-inch (4- to 5-foot, 2-inch riders), 26-inch (5-foot, 4-inch to 6-foot, 2-inch riders)||26-inch (5-foot, 4-inch to 6-foot, 2-inch riders)||26-inch (5-foot, 4-inch to 6-foot, 2-inch riders)||26-inch (5-foot, 4-inch to 6-foot, 2-inch riders)||29-inch (5-foot, 5-inch to 6-foot, 5-inch riders)||26-inch (5-foot, 4-inch to 6-foot, 2-inch riders)|
|Bike Weight||38 pounds||33 pounds||43 pounds||40 pounds||40 pounds||34 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
Enjoy a smooth, easy ride with the Urban Man cruiser bike from Firmstrong, which comes in two sizes -- 24-inch (for riders 4 feet to 5 feet, 2 inches tall) and 26-inch (for riders 5 feet, 4 inches to 6 feet, 2 inches tall). The Urban Man comes as a single-speed that's ideal for casual riding, a three-speed that's perfect for long rides and climbing hills, and a seven-speed that uses a top-of-the-line Shimano internal gear shifting system, enabling you to enjoy more high intensity riding and to go farther distances than ever imagined possible on a cruiser. The single- and three-speed models have coaster brakes, while the seven-speed offers front and rear handbrakes operated via levers on the handlebars. The classic, curvy steel cruiser frame is complemented by 24- or 26-inch aluminum wheels, which feature 2.125-inch wide white-wall tires that roll smooth and easy as well as cushion the bumps as you ride over them freely. The wide, oversized seat completes your comfort with dual springs that help make the ride soft and cushy. Other features include wide cruiser bike handlebars with synthetic leather grips, waffle tread tires, and a guard to protect pant cuffs from getting caught in the chain. The bike is shipped 80 percent assembled. Firmstrong has been designing high quality, affordable bikes for over 10 years with a focus on blending style and functionality to create a fun, adventurous experience for riders -- not just a mode of transportation.
Style: 24" / 1-Speed | Color: Black
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Let me tell you the pros-
1. Coaster brake means fewer cables and less adjusting, honking, squeaking and just general BS associated with bikes.
2. 36 spoke rims, front and back, heavy gauge steel great for carting 300 pounds of Me with out a lot of maintenance.
3. NEXUS 3 Speed Internal gear hub- this means I get some gear reduction for mechanical advantage on the hills and a nice 'around town' gear for when I need power. This is WAAAAY better than a single speed bike (unless you are a teenager or live on flat ground, skip the single speed) and unlike derailleur style bikes, the chain is fixed on 1 front sprocket and 1 real. The chain does not change gears, the hub does and all your troubles go away (unless you are a serious mountain climber and need all those gears)
4. Surprisingly, this bike is light. It's just about 38 pounds, fully assembled.
5. The beach cruiser style is a nice upright position with plenty of knee room, no knocking the handle bars or odd body position.
6. The seat is serious comfort, 2 springs, nice and wide and the Firmstrong logo in white looks classy as hell.check out the pics I have added.
7. The detail in the hand grips is beautiful. Nice simple leather wrap with baseball glove stitching over foam. See the pics.
8. It's just a damn good looking bike. Retro classic style, with just 1 cable for the rear hub, the lines are clean and maintenance is near nothing.
I have a 31 inch inseam. The bike I bought has a 17 inch frame. I was a little sketchy on the size, at first, but standing flat footed and straddling the bar, it's a comfortable height. I raised the seat up high and the handle bars, too. When the pedal is down, my leg is fully extended so I'm getting the most out of every crank, no short changing.
10 days in...
I have been riding an average of 15 miles per day, I have ridden every day since I got it Aug 1, 2016.
I started out in a beach town, all flat riding. I use it for commuting around town and for playing Pokemon go so there is a lot of on and off, sudden stops, close quarters turning, speed up and slow down. Pokemon go beats the hell out of a bike and this bike can take it (so far).
The seat remains comfortable for hours of riding and my body is okay because the body position is nice and natural.
I have been back home in suburban New Jersey for 3 days and have used it to commute to work. Lots of hills, bridges, steep inclines that take 1 to 3 minutes to ascend in the easier gears. I'm VERY glad for the 3 speed over the single. Potholes are rough, the frame is stiff with no shock absorption. Because I'm big, I go on and off curbs where there is a curb cut or access ramp. Otherwise I get off the bike and pick it up. I do not want to wreck that back rim.
On my suburban terrain, I'm not struggling to keep an 11 mph pace and it's plenty fun and comfortable for my 4 mile each way commute to work and home, plus a lot of time in the parks, bike paths and paved trails where we ride with the kids for leisure.
10 days in and I'm pleasantly surprised, I'll keep you posted.
I changed the tires to Orange Kenda (the same it came with, just orange instead of white wall and added Slime Nail Proof tubes), For commuting to work, I added an Ibera Pak Rak Commuter Bag and some safety lights.
I have ridden this bike, now over 500 miles, the wheels are solid, the spokes are good and tight. The frame is holding up nicely and the seat remains comfortable. Nothing appears to be deteriorating.
Here is the Amazon link to the RakPak https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LBHDP9O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Update 3: a little over 1,000 miles, now, about 50 days in.
I have done 50+ mile riding days and routinely commute to work on this bicycle. I have gone to New York City and tested this bike in traffic, up hills that I would rather forget, down steep hills and busy sidewalks.
1 flaw I'm starting to find, now, is the rear wheel. The spokes are starting to break. I went to the bike shop to have 2 spokes changed and broke another one on the way home. All on the rear, where the weight is.
The repair is about 35 dollars at my shop, that included 2 spokes that were 2.00 each so the cost is in the labor.
If I'm goi g to be commuting year round I can see I will need to get into a serious bike upwards of 1,000 dollars but if you are going to the park or riding around down the shore, leisure, and not doing 500+ miles a month commutes, this n
Bike is tremendous fun and a great value.
For how I use it though it is ok. In the future I plan to spend more on a better quality bike from a local shop.
Took my bike to a local bike store. Bike tech said my front wheel was well out of true (which I already knew) and the rear wheel was slightly out. Cost $48 to fix. Bike rides very well now.
When I bought the bike I was expecting no frills, hard seat, etc. I wrongly assumed the wheels would be correct out of the box. I would not buy another bike online after this experience.
I was out riding last Saturday when the rear tire started to wobble and before I could stop the bike, the tire had blew out and the rim was caved in. In essence, the rear wheel had a catastrophic failure. I have never really been happy with this bike and this was the last straw. I left the bike where it lay and took an Uber home. That afternoon, I went to a local bike store and bought a real bike that is much better quality. For casual riding this might be ok but it is just too cheap of quality for real riding. I rode 27 miles last Saturday when the bike failed. It didn't even make it 200 miles total while I owned it. Whoever finds it is welcome to it as it their problem to deal with now.
Then I rode over a half inch branch laying in the road and heard a spoke snap. Turns out all the spokes are overtightened. And the cluster has been overtightened so badly I haven't been able to remove it--my next option is an impact wrench which is probably going to break something. So I'm probably about to have to buy a new wheel for an 8 month old bike. My "cheap department store" bike lasted years and thousands of miles and if the bearings were a standard size I'd still be riding it