Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike Review
Features of the Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike – A Cycle for Taller Riders
If you enjoy cycling, then you won't want to miss out on buying the affordable and durable Takara Kabuto single speed road bike. The lightweight bike, which weighs just under 30 pounds, is one bike that provides an exceptional ride for commuters. With its strong, superior frame made of steel and horizontal dropouts, you can take on pot holes and other street imperfections as your ride over the city pavement. Indeed, you'll enjoy the support afforded by 32-hole alloy wheels on the Kenda 700 by 32 tires. The bike, which is designed to fit taller riders (at least 5 foot 8 inches tall), features a stand-over clearance of just over 30 inches.
Other Notable Attributes
In addition the bike features alloy side pull brakes, pedals with alloy cage and toe clips, an alloy seat collar and a seat post and kickstand, both made of steel. You can also ride the bike in a single speed, freewheel mode, without having to concern yourself about making adjustments as you ride your bike.
One of the Five-Star Reviews
Most reviewers felt the bike was outstanding for the price they paid and liked the sturdy, steel frame. Adjectives such as “awesome” and “great” were sprinkled throughout the commentaries, with no one giving the bike less than a 3-star rating. One of the reviewers, who gave the bike a 5-star rating, said his bike was an easy, 10-minute assembly, and that he only needed a few basic tools to get the job done.
A Comfortable Ride – Smooth and Fast
He said that the bike was a comfortable ride – smooth and fast. He liked the flip-hub feature on the cycle, which game him the alternative of riding in a fixed gear. He said that the bike, in the single setting, was more challenging to ride over a hilly terrain. However, he, like most reviewers, felt that the bike was almost a steal, given its quality and affordable price. He added that most people he encountered when riding the cycle liked the looks of it and that he received compliments all the time. He noted that the tires on the bike were much larger and thicker than most standard tires used for a road bike.
Another Positive Review – An Amazing Cycle
Another rider, who said that he was happy with his purchase overall, said that the Takara Kabuto single speed road bike was an amazing cycle. He felt that the bike was manufactured with high-quality materials and that it was strong, if not durable. He commented that the bike had a good gear ratio and that it could be ridden over hills as well as go at a fast pace. The bike was easy to pedal as well as accelerate. When the tires were set at the right pressure, he said that the bike could coast for quite a distance too. He commented that he was 5'11 “tall, so the bike was a pretty good fit, considering his height. Just one issue – he felt that the brakes may be a problem, commenting that people who used the bike daily should make sure that they changed the brake pads that were currently on the bike.
One Negative Aside
The most negative comment about the bike came from a user who said that the inner tubes on the bike were not, in his estimation, up to standard. He said that he blew a tire on his second ride. Therefore, although he said the bike was a good cycle for the money, he recommended that riders check the inner tubes before embarking on any biking journey.
Overall – A Solid Frame but a Few Issues with the Brakes and Tires
Overall, most cyclists liked their purchase of the Takuro Kabuto single speed road bike. While most felt the bike offered a good value for the money, some said that brake pads on the bike should be switched or the inner tubes should be inspected before riding the well-made bike.