My CommentsANT Light Roadster
I took delivery of my LR in July, and have loved every minute of being on this bicycle. I commute 7 miles round trip, including quite steep grades. Mike was very accomodating and helpful in choosing the right options for my tastes and needs. I like the ride, the build, the aesthetics. What a great combination, and worth every penny spent.
All in all, this has been a pretty good transportation appliance, a good deal for the price. I haul a laptop, clothes and tools in panniers on my 4 mile commute each day. I added a genset for lighting, and changed out the puncture-prone Kenda Kwest 700 x 38 tires for Kenda KwickTrax 700 x 32, a big improvement. The SRAM DualDrive is superb: easy to use and a very practical range of gearing, which I fully use. A couple of 10% grades on the way can be handled without coming out of the saddle, and on flat smooth surfaces it's a comfy ride. On the other hand, this bike's handling does not inspire confidence at speed coming down the hills, so I don't, and the frame amplifies every pebble on rough surfaces, even on the 38s. The SRAM DualDrive is one of the best features of this bicycle, it's too bad it's not featured on more commuting-oriented bicycles.
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