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Aluminum Road Bike / Commuter Shimano 21 Speed Bicycle 700c

This aluminum road bike is excellent value for the money. The list price was $499.95 but now it’s on sale for less than $200. The bike features a 6061 aluminum frame which is amazingly lightweight. There are some significant upgrades made to the 2013 model – upgraded Shimano thumb shifter and upgraded brakes.

The bike is often pictured in black but it is available in blue, white and champagne as well. It is available in 3 sizes. The bike is recommended to consumers mostly for commuting.

Aluminum Road Bike / Commuter Shimano 21 Speed Bicycle 700c
Specifications
Frame: 6061 Aluminum
Shifters: Shimano A050 Thumb Rear indexed 7-speed, Front Friction 3-speed
Seatpost: Alloy
Brakes: Alloy Caliper
Wheels: 700C Double Walled Alloy
Brakes: Dual brake levers
Pedals: Free platform pedals included
Saddle: Urban Commuter
Handlebar: Alloy
Stem: Alloy 7° Rise
Weight: 45 pounds

Review

According to amazon reviews the bike comes in a quite impressive packaging. Assembling is quite easy. You will not even need the instructions. There’s no need assemble the gears or to run the brake lines.

This is a great bike for someone who wants to get into road bikes. It’s a great entry level road bike along with GMC Denali Road Bike, Vilano Drift Single Speed Road Bike and others.

The frame itself costs $150. The brakes and tires are cheap so it would be wise to have them upgraded. You might want to consider upgrading the tires with Vittoria Zaffiro II Wire (700x25c) and the brakes with Pyramid Dual Pivot(better stopping power). If you want to save yourself the hassle to change the cheap parts you can check out the Schwinn Men’s Prelude Bicycle.

Buying accessories is a great way to enhance your experience.
You can wrap  the front wheel or frame to a post or bike rack with Avenir Tightrope Cables.
Getting Ultra Bike Club will make running errands even easier. It will help you hold backpack and shopping items.

Overall most customers are very pleased with this cheap road bike. It rides great and is perfect to get around with.