Upgraded ultimate fitness / cruiser / commuter bike. Get the best of both road and mountain bike worlds: lightness / speed with comfort / durability.
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by Anthony P (Sutter Creek, CA)
by Donald M. (Louisville, KY)
by paul m (cumming ga.)
The Speedster R2 is the ultimate hybrid bike whether for fitness, to use commuter bicycle or even a neighborhood cruiser bike. It's lightweight and rides smooth like a road bike, but the mountain bike-style geometry, including straight handlebars, allow you to sit more upright, making it comfortable, safe, and controllable to ride in all types of traffic
Use It as a Commuter Bike
As a commuter bike: because you sit upright more, it’s safer in traffic. It’s also light (approx 23 lbs) so you can carry it up stairs if you need to. The narrow tires and gearing make it about 20% more efficent than a mountain or other large tire bike. You can also add accessories easily: there are mounting bolts on the front and back for racks; we also offer quick release fenders specially designed for the Speedster series of bikes.
Use it as a Cruiser Bike
As a cruiser bike: the Speedster is at least 10 lbs lighter than a traditional cruiser bike, so you’ll go farther and faster. The upright seating position allows you to talk easily with others as you ride. Plus you have multiple gear options (27-speeds) for hills and valleys. You’ll enjoy the ride around the lake or the beach much more with this bike. It also has mounting bolts for child carriers.
The Ultimate Hybrid Bike
As a Hybrid bike: You can get optional mountain bike treaded tires to take the Speedster on trails. The all-aluminum frame and components are extremely durable. The hydraulic disc brakes will also stop you in any condition.
Here are the main upgrades you get on the Speedster R2 over the Speedster R1:
- Frame - a new lower-standover height frame that minimizes lateral flex and is comfortable and efficient
- Upgraded Brakes - the hydraulic disc brakes make it even
- Upgraded Fork - the carbon fork makes it lighter and absorbs more road chatter
- Upgraded Derailleur - with Shimano Ultegra derailleur you get smoother silky smooth shifting
- Upgraded Shifters - smoother more precise shifting
- More gears - it has 27 (vs 24) gears, giving you more mid- and high-range gears