Strengths: Lightweight, singlespeed, coaster brake, chain guard keeps my pants clean, plenty of room to mount fenders, plenty of holes to mount racks in, if I choose.Front fork is HiTen, so it absorbs more road vibration than aluminum.
Weaknesses: front fork is Hi Ten Steel, so although it absorbs more road vibrations than aluminum, Chromolly would have been nicer, but that would also have added to the price.
This is my first "around town" bike. Usually I ride road bikes or steel commuters with racks and all that. I test rode it as a joke with my friends, and ended up buying it. I love this bike! Surprisingly comfy, quiet and lightweight; it's just EASY. I love the coaster brake-takes me back to being a kid and doing skids in the street. Upright riding position makes it so that I'm seen easier in traffic.
Strengths: light enough to carry onto a subway - nice big balloon wheels, big seat...big wheels mean more contact with the road, so the ride feels steady and safe, and the big wheels roll easily over rocks etc.
Weaknesses: You won't break any speed records, but who cares!...sometimes I miss having a hand brake, but I could have one put on.
I have the women's blue Fuji Cape May. Smooth, comfortable ride, the breaks are in the pedals (no gears to get messed up)...this type of pedal brake is good in the rain...balloon tires add shock absorption, as well as the nice cushioned seat with coils..I had fenders put on, plus a basket...you can ride in an upright position since the handbars are high...safer for seeing traffic...
I am heading to Cape May to visit some family towards the middle of next week.
I am currently plotting some rides, if there is anyone in that general area that would like to hook for for a morning ride, please let me know.
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Is there anyone in the cape may area that rides through the winter? Im from the south and need someone to ride with in the winter because the winters here are insane compared to Texas. Im looking for anyone or any group that rides near cape may and is willing to ride probably once a week for about 1 ... Read More »
Has anyone done this or considered it and if so what route(s) work or don't work? It looks like it would end up being about 210 miles or so...that's utilizing Rt. 206 but I don't know if that is a good road.Read More »
I will be south jersey and looking for a large fast group to ride with, if one exists....otherwise will do early am 50-70 milers in and around cape may county......anyone else going to be down thereRead More »