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Retrospec Beaumont Hybrid

Retrospec Beaumont Hybrid
$260.00
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This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.

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(Excerpt from Retrospec)

Retrospec stuck to the classic tried-and-true diamond shape in this lightweight, hand-built, high-tensile strength steel frame with rack & fender braze-ons. All this and more makes for an absorbent, soft, easy to maintain ride ready for your daily commute. The Shimano rear derailleur and RevoShift grip shifter help you take control of your ride for smoother, faster, and easier transitions. Front and rear alloy brakes guarantee precise stopping. Beaumont’s robust 700x35C tires for reliable gripping and improved shock absorption.

At $260 pre-tax, the Beaumont is the cheapest new, fully professionally tuned up bicycle you can buy. 

At this pricepoint, there are some cons of course. 

Here's a few that we noticed:

The bike weighs around 28lbs. (size 50cm)

If you're planning on keeping up with the weekend warriors, forget it. Hauling it up three flights of stairs will also be a daunting task. 

The parts are entry level.

This is kind of a given but don't expect racing-level shifting or tires that can pave through a trail of nails. The parts are fairly basic but the only components you should be focused on changing first is the tires. Higher end tires = less chance of punctures = less frustration!

It's not meant for speed!!

The geometry, weight, and components point this bike towards being used for leisure / commuting.

We're positive you could get a great workout with it as well biking along the Schuylkill River Trail, but don't expect to consistently push 22mph on this tank!

Overall, if you're looking for a solid commuter bike for as cheap as possible, this is your bike. It's cheap. It's tanky. It's assembled and tuned correctly.

Specs

Frame Hand-Built Diamond High-Tensile Strength Steel Frame with Rack & Fender Braze-Ons
Fork High-Tensile Steel Classic Urban Fork
Rims/Wheels 700c Stars Deep-V Double-Wall Alloy Rim 30mm 32H
Hubs KT 32H
Tires Kenda Kwest 700 x 35c
Crankset Forged Alloy 44T 1-Piece Crankset
Chain KMC Z50, 1/2” 3/32”
Rear Derailleur Shimano TX35
Shifters Shimano 7-Speed Revoshift Grip-Twist Shifter
Handlebars Alloy Riser City Bars 620mm, 60mm rise, 15° sweep, 25.4 Center
Stem Alloy 30° Rise, 220mm, 25.4 Clamp
Brake Levers Alloy Four Finger Lever
Brakes Alloy Dual V-Caliper Brake
Pedals Urban Pedal Alloy ½”
Seat Post Alloy 25.4 x 300mm
Seat Binder Alloy 28.6
Accessories & Extras Rear Rack, Fenders, Bell
Weight 28lbs

* Subject to change without notice.

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