viernes, junio 17, 2011

My Review of Marin Bridgeway FS Bike - 2011

Originally submitted at REI

With a touch of classic style, the Marin Bridgeway FS bike cruises comfortably on everyday jaunts and is equipped with practical features like fenders, rear rack and suspension fork.

It like this bike, even with its defects

By Feliponcho from Folsom, CA on 6/17/2011


3out of 5

Pros: Stylish, Fast, Lightweight, Versatile, Great gears trigger shift

Cons: Wears fast, Uncomfortable, Not Durable

Best Uses: Trail, Street Riding

Describe Yourself: Commuter

Was this a gift?: No

I bought this bike one month ago. I use this bike mainly to commute to work, the bike is very fast and swift. I have received very good comments on how it looks. The maneuverability is awesome! you can do very short and quick turns even at high speed. But, I have found a lot of things that I didn't expect to occur in such a short time: 1) the nuts and bolts that holds the rear fender dropped and got lost and now the fender is loose, 2) one of the threads of the cables that is attached to the top post of the frame got broken in the very first week, so now I must be careful of not hurting myself with the loosen thread. 3) The chain keeper got wear in the very first use because it was maladjusted (got wear with the pedal pole) 4) The painting tears very easily.

Also, as previously commented, after one hour of riding, the saddle becomes unconfy. There are also other problems: 1) be sure of not buying this on-line, please go to the store and try it, because the height of the bike changes when you ride it; the suspension get lower with the rider weight, so substract 2 or 3 inches from the stated height. 2) If you use the rear rack to load some groceries, you will feel how instable this bike is.

Wow, after writing it I have realized this bike has more cons than pros, :'( sniff. Nevertheless, it looks awesome!