Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike

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Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike
Let Nashbar put you on the right road with their aluminum-framed Flat Bar Road Bike. The Flat Bar means the added comfort of a cross-training bike but with the performance you need for a good jaunt on the road. This unique frame is amply adorned with shifting components by Shimano, and featuring a comfy saddle and other lighter weight goodies such as aluminum brakes, seatpost, and handlebars, the Flat Bar Road Bike is an excellent way to fall in love with cycling and never look back.
  • Aluminum frame is durable but takes away unwanted weight
  • Alloy mini-V brake system provides amazing stopping control
  • 24-speed drive train means excellent top speeds as well as advanced climbing ability
  • Flat bars offer comfort positioning and added control
Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike
  • FRAME SE 1 aluminum alloy w/ shaped top tube, w/water bottle moun
  • FORK 1 1/8 Steel
  • HEADSET Nico 1 1/8" w/caged bearings
  • CRANKSET Prowheel, 48/38/28T, 8-speed
  • BOTTOM BRACKET square taper sealed
  • SHIFTERS Shimano Altus trigger, 24-speed
  • LEVERS Alloy 2.5 finger lever
  • HANDLEBAR Alloy, 5d sweep, 25.4mm clamp
  • STEM Steel, 25.4mm, +/- 20d
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney, band type 31.8mm
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera 8-speed
  • CASSETTE Shimano Altus, 11-32T, 8-speed
  • BRAKES Alloy mini-V
  • WHEELSET Alloy 32H double wall rims, alloy Formula hubs, ED spokes, brass nippels, steel quick releases
  • TIRES Road 27 tpi, 700c x 28c
  • PEDALS Resin/ Alloy
  • SEATPOST Alloy, 27.2mm x 300mm
  • SADDLE SE w/ foam padding, steel rails
  • CHAIN 8-speed
  • GRIPS/TAPE Kraton rubber, closed end
  • RACK MOUNTS N/A
  • BARS
  • GRIPS/BAR TAPE
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well (43)
  • Good geometry (36)
  • Comfortable (33)
  • Responsive (27)
  • Fast (25)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable seat (21)
  • Brakes could be better (13)
  • Heavy (8)
  • Poor components (3)

Best Uses

  • Exercising (42)
  • Casual riding (41)
  • Commuting (41)
  • Climbing (6)
  • Serious training (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (21), Avid cyclist (20), Commuter (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49), Yes (4)

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1.0

You get wht you pay for

By TrevorL

from Alexandria, VA

About Me Commuter

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding

    Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

    I read the reviews here but didn't find many reviews on thrid part websites. The reviews here seemed to say" as good as a $500 name brand bike but without the name brand parts". No true at all. The bike is heavy and clunky the the green color is horrible. The parts are cheap. I do like the shimano parts, they may be low-end but they function well. I had a problem with the bottom bracket and support told me to take it to the local bike shop. Not such a good deal tacking on a bike repair bill right away. I do not recommend this bike. Go buy a cheap Giant.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great bike

    By Juandelust

    from The Berkshres, Massachusetts

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting
      • Exercising
      • Serious Training

      Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

      Perfectly tuned right out of the box!

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Entry Level Road Bike

      By Steve

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting
      • Exercising

      Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

      I was looking at the Trek 7 and 8 series bikes, which varied in price between $570 and $900 at a local bike shop. I have never owned a road bike before, but checked this site out based on a family member's suggestion. I took a shot on this (reviews were great, price was even better). So far, I have completed over 100 miles in 3 weeks, and I love this bike. I had a kickstand installed when the bike shop built it, and also picked up a gel seat (agreed with the other reviews that the stock seat was very uncomfortable). I use the bike mainly on the roads, it handles dirt/gravel better than I expected, but I only drive through that since some of the roads around here are rough from the winter. I have already recommended it to 2 people who are looking for a similar platform road bike.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Quality Bike For The Cost

      By Joe

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Commuter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

      I ride this bike around Brooklyn, NY for errands, a couple of times a week to work (which includes a trip over the Manhattan Bridge), or for occasional recreational bar hopping type days.

      For the cost, so far, it's great. But take it to a shop and get it set up after you attempt to put it together. The documentation in the box and online isn't great, and you'll probably do something wrong that you'll need fixed.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good bike for the price

      By Chrish4011

      from Houston, tx

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

          Was looking for the most bike I could get in this price range. Wanted something to ride with the kids/use to workout but better than a box store. I found this bike online and glad I purchased.

          Would recommend to others.

          Only issue I noticed is the pedals are low to the ground so taking hard turns fast will cause the pedals to scrape the ground.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Ride, Great Value

          By Lawstudent

          from Riverside, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry
          • Handles Well

          Cons

          • Brakes Could Be Better
          • Heavy
          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising

          Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

          I really enjoy this bike, I'm 5'10" with 30" inseam, so short in the leg and long in the torso and the 21" frame fits me great and in my opinion is the correct size. Out of the box, only the brakes needed tuning/attention. I had hard shifts on the front derailleur but after a little cable stretch it settled down. Components that I found uncomfortable where the pedals (too small), seat (too hard), and grips (too chunky). Otherwise, its performs great as a basic bike for exercise and getting around town on streets and paths.

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          • No

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          More Value than cost

          By Jim

          from Silver Lake, Ohio

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Handles Well
          • Upright Position

          Cons

          • Brakes Could Be Better

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting
          • Great "path" Bike

          Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

          I was looking for something to ride with the family, and perhaps a little casual travel. This fit the bill. Easy to assemble, easy to ride, easy to upgrade. I'm 5'11", and ordered the 21 inch frame. The 19" frame was probably the correct size. This is a good all around bicycle, better than big box store quality, lower price.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice bargain bike

          By Casual Kate

          from NC mountains

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Good Geometry
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Exercising

          Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

          I got this bike to ride around town. It's great, I can just grab a helmet and go. I replaced the very uncomfortable seat and put on a rack. It's nothing fancy, but a good ride and fabulous for the price.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great value

          By Jim

          from akron Ohio

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry
          • Handles Well
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Brakes Could Be Better

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting
          • Exercising

          Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

          Bought this for my townie/local rail trails... enjoyed it so much I added rack and pedals and traveled to Cumberland Md. Great ride... I can see a few components will get upgraded as they wear, but a great performing bike overall. Assembly was about an hour, all is well, just ordered a 2nd for wife.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          No printed instructions

          By A commuter

          from Boulder CO

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

          Despite a full page about pedal installation and numerous other pamphlets w/ unimportant documentation there are no printed assembly instructions. It took several customer service interactions before anyone would admit this. Just open the box and go straight to youtube.

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