Simplicity is the idea behind the Nashbar Single Speed Bike. If you are looking for a bike for coasting along the town and city streets, this bike can be your perfect choice. On the other hand, if you are looking for a cyclocross bike which can efficiently handle the gravel and mud, this can come to your aid. It comes with the Chromoly frame which makes this bike robust. The ride quality offered is extremely smooth and delightful. The riding position of this bike is also extremely comfortable and it is ideal for riding along the paved city streets. It comes to you with the promise of comfort, endurance and fun under a small budget. The bike has a slick and rakish look and it is ready to sizzle the city streets with you.Specifications
The Nashbar Single Speed Cyclocross comes equipped with Chromoly Frame; Chromoly Fork; Threadless 1 1/8th Headset; Alloy 46t Chainring; Square Taper Bottom Bracket; Tektro Alloy Levers; Alloy Handlebar (420 millimetre width; clamp size 25.4 millimeter); Alloy 25.4 millimeter Stem with 10o rise; 17t Freewheel; Tektro Alloy Brakes; Alex Alloy Wheelset and Formula Alloy Hubs; Kenda K1047 Series 700x32C Tires (60 tpi); Wellgo Alloy Pedals; UNO SP-359 Alloy Seatpost; VELO VL-1205 Saddle; KMZ Chain and Velo Ergo Grip.
The Nashbar Single Speed Bike is a very simple bicycle that can be used for commuting, exercising or racing. The bike comes with a Chromoly Frameset and fork. It is extremely easy to handle and is quite light. The ride quality offered by this bike is extremely smooth and it will be fair to say that as a city commuter bike, this one is superb. Riding this bike around the city streets is immense fun.
On the gravel, the bike is a little shaky and not as smooth as you would have expected it to be. Nevertheless, it performs quite well on the city streets as well on the gravel. The Tektro alloy brakes provide ample braking force and have the ability to bring the bike to a quick halt. The saddle is fairly comfortable which is rare for bikes in this category and price range.
The wheels of this bike are not aligned properly out of the box in most cases and needs to be tuned. They are also quite cheap and if you are planning to ride it seriously, you might have to get them replaced. The pedals are also quite low end and need to be changed.
Overall, the bike performs quite well in all kinds of surfaces and provides a fairly comfortable ride experience. It comes with a very reasonable price tag and if you are looking for a city commuter bike within a small budget which can be used for participating in cyclocross races or for off-road riding, you can definitely consider this one as one of your choices.