Some Really Great Bikes For Cycling In The Great Outdoors
There are some really classy and classic looking bicycles available on the market today for the cycling enthusiast, who enjoy spending their time in the great outdoors riding on streets or on trails. Riding bicycles has become extremely popular with fitness addicts of all ages and abilities.
One of these great bicycles is the Raleigh Coasting, which is a reinvention of the old fashioned steel English three speed. This has been proven to be one of the fastest bicycles on the market due to its seven hundred centimeter road-bike wheels, which are several inches taller than the twenty-six inch mountain bike size wheels that come on other bicycles. This bicycle has the Shimano Coasting three speed electronic drive train that has also been used on Giant and Trek bikes. It enables this bicycle to shift automatically into a higher gear when a monitor on the front wheel detects speeds of seven and eleven miles per hour.
This bicycle also includes coaster rear brakes that enables the biker to back pedal in able to stop. It also comes with stylish hub caps on the wheels that give it a classy and retro styling. The problems with this bicycle is that it has no front wheel brakes and the bars are too low for long, out of the saddle climbing. For all the Coasting bikes, the coaster brake and automatic shifting, which can some times shift too late or too early, can be irritating for anyone already comfortable with hand brakes and shifting gears. It tends to shift abruptly when the individual is working hard to get up an intense hill.
Another great bicycle on the market is the Ellsworth Ride, which is exotic and a high performance eye candy that has a cutting edge design and drive train. This bicycle has style and speed with head turning looks that features massive two and three-quarter inch wide tires, a dual crown carbon fiber handlebar, and sleek aluminum frame with a clever use of the burly rear fender as a structural support. The NuVinci internal hub houses the world's first infinitely geared drive train with the twisting of the dial ring on the right handlebar grip, which enables the individual the capability of changing the gears.
Most of the gear range of the normal double derailer twenty-seven bike blends a comfy and laid back seating position with a potentially rapid cruising speed. The problem with this bicycle is that the handlebars are low slung, which makes them too low for efficient out of the saddle climbing and that it has no front brake or mounts for water bottles.
The Delta Cycle C Drive is a conventional three speed recreational bicycle that has a clean and hassle free drive train that makes it smooth to operate. This is a smooth and quiet bicycle that has low maintenance with its aluminum frame that features a Kevlar reinforced belt drive instead of an oil dripping chain. The Sturmey Archer three speed internal hub is controlled by a handlebar twist shifter and it includes a rear rack, front and rear fenders, water bottle mount, and a convenient hand pump. The seating position is straight back with an adjustable stem.
The only problem with this bicycle is that the belt frequently slips under high torque such as if the individual is cranking hard while standing up out of the saddle when the bicycle is pushed too hard. The cable cover at the rear hub looks sleek, but it does get knocked off every ten minutes or so by the individual's heel.
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