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Pedal Magazine - - Buyers Guide 2017 -

Kona Dewey

The Kona Dewey is a light, de­pend­able ur­ban bike that fea­tures an alu­minum frame that de­liv­ers power to the road cou­pled with a ge­om­e­try that keeps things com­fort­able. The Dewey of­fers a great mix of Shi­mano com­po­nents with Acera shifters and Al­tus rear de­railleur, brake levers and crank. Tek­tro disc brakes top things off while the rest of the bike con­sists of a nice blend of Kona parts. A set of Kenda 700x35 tires smooth the ride out and make the Dewey cruise like but­ter. The SRP is $749.

Opus Or­pheo LRT

The Or­pheo LRT is the per­fect Light­weight Rapid Transport for your daily com­mute. The LRT comes with a full set of fend­ers to of­fer pro­tec­tion from the el­e­ments, as well as a rack with a built-in U Lock bracket. Other cool fea­tures are a rust­proof chain and flat-re­sis­tant tires. The frame and fork are both alu­minum, and there is a full com­ple­ment of Shi­mano parts. Shi­mano hy­draulic disc brakes de­liver stop­ping power, while Al­tus shifters and Acera pro­vide a nine-speed driv­e­train. The cap­per to this bike is the rub­ber cover on the top of the top­tube to pro­tect it when you lock the bike up. The SRP is $999.

Bianchi Im­pulso S-Sport 105

With the clas­sic good looks that Bianchi is known for, the Im­pulso S-Sport 105 takes clean road-bike lines and puts them on a city bike. A triple-hy­dro­formed alu­minum triple-butted frame is matched with a full-car­bon fork and flat han­dle­bar to com­plete the look. This cool ride uses a sin­gle front chain­ring with a Shi­mano 105 rear de­railleur and an 11-speed 11-32 cas­sette. The Avid BB5 me­chan­i­cal disc brake­set is matched with a set of For­mula hubs and Reparto Corse Draw al­loy rims. Reparto parts com­plete the rest of the bike de­signed to take you any­where. The SRP is $1,899.

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