The Hounder is another top-notch offering from the rich collection of bikes by Nashbar. The Hounder is single speed bike which can be used for commuting, fitness riding or just for cruising along the paved town or city streets. The ride quality offered by this bike is extremely smooth and it is ideal for commuting within the city limits. This bike comes with a Steel frameset and fork which make the bike extremely robust. The flat handle bar of this bike offers a comfy and upright ride position ideal for any commuter bicycle. The Alex DC9 rims of this bike come with the promise of durability and are strong enough to handle the undulated road. This bike offers to you a complete package of performance, endurance and style at an unrivalled price and if you are looking for a reliable bike which can be used for commuting, exercising or occasional weekend rides, this bike will suite you perfectly.
The Nashbar Hounder comes with a Steel Frame with H2O and Fender Mounts; Steel Fork; Tange Threadless 1 1/8’’ Headset; 3-pc Euro Steel Crankset (42T); Square Taper Bottom Bracket; Alloy Front and Rear Levers; 1.5’’ Riser Handlebar; 10o Drop Stem; 16t Fixed Cog Cassette; Alloy Long Reach Caliper Brakes; Alex DC19 Rims; 32H Stainless Steel Spokes; Formula Single Speed Hubs(Nutted); 700Cx28 Tires; Wellgo Platform Pedals; Straight Post 27.2 Seatpost (Length : 250 millimetre); Velo Black Saddle; KMC Z410 Chain and Velo Diamond Cross Grip/Tape.
The Nashbar Hounder is a single speed commuter bicycle. Compared to its cousin the Nashbar Bull which has a kind of sporty vibe, this one looks quite different although the performances of the two bikes are comparable.
. The ride quality offered by this bike is extremely smooth and it is ideal as a commuter bike. Apart from commuting, this one is also a perfect fit for fitness riding or for occasional weekend rides. Like the Nashbar bull, this one is also equipped with a steel frameset which gives it a retro feel. The fork is also made of steel and it does a terrific job in handling the road efficiently resulting in smooth and enjoyable ride quality. The bike has a slick and stylish look which is definitely going to impress you.
In terms of downsides, it shares quite a lot with the Nashbar Bull. First and foremost, the saddle is not as comfortable as you would have liked it to be. The wheels are also pretty low-end and the pedals are pretty cheap. If you are willing to ride it seriously, you might want to have these components upgraded to get the best out of the bike.
Overall, the performance of the bike is quite satisfactory and as a city commuter, it definitely succeeds with a flair. Equipped with a steel frameset, this bike is a bit on the heavier side for racing but perfectly suitable for commuting. The price point at which this bike is being offered is extremely reasonable and if you are looking for a stylish and reliable bike which can be used for occasional racing, commuting or fitness riding, this one can be considers as a good option.