Civia Bryant Commuter Bike

3/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1850.00

Product Description

The Bryant represents the true modern touring/commuting bike. A Gates belt-drive drive train mated with Alfine 8 speed hub and disc brakes on a steel frame make for a comfortable, reliable, and great riding all day bike. The Bryant makes b...

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mgramckow a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2011

Strengths:    Carbon Belt drive and internal hub, make for an extraordinarily quiet ride.

Frame has numerous mount points for racks and fenders.

Weaknesses:    Avid BB5 brakes are not up to the task. What is otherwise an incredibly quiet and tight ride, is interrupted by the noise of disks rubbing against the pads. I will need to replace the brakes.

The Belt drive eliminates the ability to have a quick release on the rear wheel. This makes repairing flats a bit more challenging.

The bike does not come with fenders. A must for the serious commuter. The fenders offered by Civia do not fit properly. The left front fender stay must be bent so that it doesn't interfere with the disk brake. I bought fenders from Electra

Weight. This bike is heavy, even for a commuter.

Handle bar drop is abnormally deep. I replaced the bars.

Bottom Line:   
The Bryant has the potential to be a great commuter bike for the most vigorous commutes. The belt drive and Shimano Alphine internal 8 speed hub combine for an extraordinarily silky smooth and quiet drive system.

The bike is on the heavy side, but still acceptable for a solid commuter.

The Avid BB5 brakes are a deal breaker. For $1750, the bike should come with brakes that work. Plan on replacing them if you purchase this bike.

With a a proper set of brakes this bike could double as a touring bike. Anyone that is looking for a quality commuter or touring bike should consider the Bryant.

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Favorite Ride:   Hwy 33

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

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