Charge Bikes Plug Road Bike

4/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: Tange Infinity, seamless, double butted cro-mo.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ben a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2015

Strengths:    Comfortable over all applicable terrain, including rough roads gravel and unpaved roads, trails and sidewalk. Feels strong and unlikely to crack or break. Versatile and has good classic look.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, sluggish acceleration, hard to pull uphills. Mine came with a cheap group set. Heavy wheels. Literally wheels alone are about 6 or 7 lbs.

Bottom Line:   
Very strong, cross bike worthy. Has good promax breaks. Extremely comfortable and any use, like for commute, touring, club rides, gravel, single track (do not ride over obstacles) and very comfortable over rough roads that have potholes and cracks. Feels strong and might be durable. I haven't had it long enough to be sure of the durability. Heavy wheels make acceleration and hill climbs sluggish, momentum on flat land at 30km per hour is good. My bike was built up with claris 8 speed which has a good gear ratio range, including a 34 tooth chainring is good for off road. Good rugged bike. I payed half of official retail and got it on sale. It is good for the money I paid for it. Not as worth it for full price. Not race capable, large chain ring is too big for cross biking, but disc breaks take away road race legality. Head tube is not tapered. frame is easy to re-shape and align after a wreck.

The seat is very good looking and Feels good to the touch, I find it comfortable but quantitative observations say it is medium stiffness, and has a bit of a slope, no cut out. The handle bar wrap tape feels grippy. You should note that the stem is reversible but the charge bike badge looks upside down when angled up.

Even though it is rugged you should never treat it as seriously as a mountain bike. Dismount when navigating over large rocks and boulders

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Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   performance

Bike Setup:   claris group set, 32mm tires, spd pedals. (not normal)

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