Even with the 140mm disc rotors,
the mechanical disc brakes were
adequate for this bike. They’re easy
to adjust and reliable. The levers have
stickers warning of adjustments on the
brake levers, likely because that may
affect the cutoff sensors for the
The seat is the most plush
we’ve ever ridden. There’s a
ton of gel in the seat, so any
energy from bumps that come
up through the frame are
absorbed before it transfers
to your derrière. The
fork handles the front end and helps
save your wrists over the rough stuff.
Working against that are the square-shaped grips, which look nice, but we
found them uncomfortable on longer
rides. The small rise in the bars and
modest sweep feel very comfortable.
The bike feels solid and planted.
The tires are a great choice for this
size bike; instead of putting huge
tires on, the 1.95 tires are grippy yet
have relatively low rolling resistance.
They hold corners really well, even on
slippery, sand-dusted bike paths by the
“ We took it out on some city streets and own to the beach bike
path, and it is