The Cabot lives for adventure. A stout, reliable touring bicycle, the Cabot carries riders way out into the world where the routines and responsibilities of everyday life fade into distant memory. Designed to deliver comfort and reliability over the long haul, it is the perfect partner on any cycling adventure. To explore the world by bike is to open oneself up to new places, people and experiences.
Strengths: This bike offers great components for the price. 30 speed, alloy frame, V-brake, high riding position, confortable and stiff, easy to set-up, great FSA pedals, pre-drilled holes almost everywhere on the frame for racks and 3 bottle cages scenario
Weaknesses: The Continental Puncture Protected tire ... flat tire after 1000km of riding...only weak point!
I've test this bike on the Utah roads for about 1000km (600 miles), carrying more than 50lbs of payload, climbing high and descending on packed gravel roads ... never had the feeling that this bike was suffering ... really stiff and confortable with its high-sitting position, way better that Trek or Surly... it comes with 28mm tires ... good pick if the road is not perfect and if the payload is over 50lbs...I've been using Trek520, Kona Sutra, and few others ...of course, it's an underdog in its category, but it's sure a really good bike! Give it a try prior to move on more expensive ones, it deserves it for sure!
Is there anyone planning on doing the Cabot Trail Bike Tour, in Cape Breton Nova Scotia, on September 2-4? This is going to be my first tour and am getting nervous. It is going to be quite a ride. Here is the link, check it out.
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