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
  • SEATPOST Alloy, 27.2mm x 300mm
  • BOTTOM BRACKET square taper sealed
  • WHEELSET Alloy 32H double wall rims, alloy Formula hubs, ED spokes, brass nippels, steel quick releases
  • HANDLEBAR Alloy, 5d sweep, 25.4mm clamp
  • LEVERS Alloy 2.5 finger lever
  • SADDLE SE w/ foam padding, steel rails
  • BRAKES Alloy mini-V
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney, band type 31.8mm
  • STEM Steel, 25.4mm, +/- 20d
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera 8-speed
  • TIRES Road 27 tpi, 700c x 28c
  • CASSETTE Shimano Altus, 11-32T, 8-speed
  • SHIFTERS Shimano Altus trigger, 24-speed
  • CHAIN 8-speed
  • PEDALS Resin/ Alloy
  • CRANKSET Prowheel, 48/38/28T, 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
 
4.4

(based on 61 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well (44)
  • Good geometry (38)
  • Comfortable (34)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Responsive (28)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable seat (22)
  • Brakes could be better (13)
  • Heavy (8)
  • Poor components (3)

Best Uses

  • Casual riding (44)
  • Exercising (44)
  • Commuting (42)
  • Climbing (6)
  • Serious training (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (24), Avid cyclist (23), Commuter (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56), Yes (5)

Reviewed by 61 customers

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5.0

Excellent

By Rick

from Medina OH

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Geometry
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding

    Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

    This bike is for my 14 year old Grandson. He has outgrown his mountain bike and wanted something faster and comfortable. We put it together with no problems. Adjusted it to fit him and on Saturday went to the rail trail. We rode 30 miles at an average 16 MPH. At the end he was tired but, not sore.
    He loves it and I think it is an excellent value.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Could have been assembled better

    By Mark

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poorly assembled

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

        After a lot of research I decided to buy this bike thinking it would be a good value. For the most part I would say that it was, but there was one major problem. The bike came mostly assembled, but the assembly was done incorrectly, which caused me a great deal of time and aggravation. The cable to the rear derailleur was routed incorrectly so I had to completely disconnect it, cut the end cap off and re-run it the correct way then adjust the derailleur. I think the collection of components you get for the price is good, but if you're not mechanically inclined, or you don't want to spend a ton of time setting the bike up when you get it, you should include the cost of getting it set up and adjusted in your budget and decide if you still think it's a good deal.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Decent entry level all around bike.

        By Long distance hauler.

        from San Diego, CA.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Good Looking
        • Lightweight
        • Shifts Well

        Cons

        • Some Cheap Components

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Errands
        • Exercise

        Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

        Assembly was pretty easy. Allen wrenches and screwdrivers were the only tools needed. A little experience is helpful. There is no adjustment for sizing on the height of the handlebars. The bosses for the water bottles are only for two. There is one screw location available on each wheel hub but, the frame is terrific and everything works perfectly. The narrow wheels and tires speed the bike along nicely. Because of the narrow wheels, wider tires don't work too well. I changed the crank set for a little lower gearing and more durability. I added a Brooks saddle, wider tires, fenders and racks. I changed out the handlebars to a touring (moustache) style and I now own a terrific, rugged and stable touring bike. For the money, this is a very good value and I couldn't be happier.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Lotta bike for a little cash

        By Uncle Vitus

        from Adams, MA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Exercising
        • Serious Training

        Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

        I ride our local rail trail 22 mi. daily (except for rain). Purchased this bike in the spring and rode it all summer without any problems, mechanical issues or need to make adjustments. I love this bike and do't know how you could find a better deal for and excellent bike with good components and great handling.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Get what I paid for

        By Ben

        from New York City

        About Me Commuter

        Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

        I assembled the bike in an hour, no instructions, today I took it for a ride and in 12 miles the tire gave up. Had a flat tire, sadly I didn't even brought my adapter valve, the wheel is a Presta Valve and if you do not have an adapter you cannot use it on a gas station to fill the tire with air. What I am saying here is that if you live in an environment that roads are nice and paved well this bike is good but I am in NYC where we have a lot of bad roads.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Perfect starter bike for beginning road cyclist

        By Lisa, wanna be serious cyclist, avid mom

        from Johnson City, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Exercising

            Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

            My 13 year old daughter has shown interest in road cycling with me. We split the cost of this bike, which was on clearance for a very affordable price. I was glad we could get her something of good quality for her to explore whether cycling is for her or not. We have been enjoying riding together. Thank you, Nashbar!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            .... Wasn't Usable .... Never Rode It

            By Danimal

            from Fort Collins, Colorado

            About Me Commuter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Customer Service
            • The Price

            Cons

            • Need Quality Control
            • Poor Manufacture Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

              I'd give it a one star because of the bad experience, but I can't because of the very fair/reasonable customer service. They worked with me because they ran out of stock for my 21inch frame size while in the return process matching the sale price I bought the flat bar road bike on and counted it towards any other bike from the website. They also gave me free shipping waiving the overweight shipping cost in addition to giving me free expedited shipping because I've been waiting three weeks now without a bike... At this point that's what I'm most disappointing about, but they did seem to genuinely care about their products and back them up with fair customer service. And for that I'm giving this a 3 star review as I think that's really important to know when buying a product online. So thumbs up in that department!
              To explain what was wrong with the bike. I got the bike and the main bracket where the pedals and chain rings attach to where rotating horribly off in an oblonged manner. It was so bad the pedal's couldn't be spun without the chain significantly rubbing the derailer every rotation (I would be afraid of it derailing the chain with each rotation it was that bad bending the chain off a straight line so much).

              Below, I can't recommend this bike to a friend if I was never able to ride the bike!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Just what the doctor ordered!

              By None

              from Portage Indiana

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great For The Price

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nashbar Flat Bar Road Bike:

                Bought this for my wife . She loves it lot faster than riding her Mt bike on the street .
                Good bike for the price .

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  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!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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