2945Re: Comfort for long distance?
- Feb 9, 2008HI, My boyfriends townie 21 with the xtra is really light, well for a
hauling bike. we weighed it at the LBS & it came in @ 40lbs. I dont
know if that helps you at all, but in my opinion it is a light & very
capable bicycle. The only thing I personally dont like is that it's
hard to ride out of the saddle. I will personally get out of it to
gain some power, but my boyfriend rarely does that, so it works well
--- In email@example.com, "marniegalloway"
> Hi everyone--
> I am considering buying one of xtracycle's S.U.B. townie/free radical
> bikes as a car replacement. I have been relying on public
> transportation since getting rid of my car a few months ago, but I'm
> spending $20/week on the train and it takes 45 min to go my 3 miles to
> work. With that cost and time spent, it seems silly NOT to
> I need a bike that covers 3 needs:
> 1) hearty enough to handle daily 3 miles 2x a day to work
> 2) solid enough to serve as a car replacements for heavier loads
> (groceries, cat litter, furniture?, etc)
> 3) not too heavy that a 10-mile, 2x a day daily commute is brutal
> (which will be the case in late Summer)
> So obviously the SUB was built to cover 1 and 2. But what about 3?
> Does anyone regularly use their bike+radical for commutes that long?
> Is it particularly heavy--or, if it is, is it worth it? The SUB seems
> ideal to me, but if it is so cumbersome that I get discouraged from
> long rides, I'd rather get a lighter bike.
> Thank you all for your much appreciated expert advice!
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