The Takara Kabuto road bike is a single gear bike, designed for the simple commuter. It has been praised for its vibrant colors, smooth riding, and low cost point.
Front and rear alloy side pull brakes, rear flip flop hub.
As long as you’re not riding through hills and mountains, the single speed is sufficient for long distances. The brakes and slight added weight leaves room for improvement, but for the low price point, it is more than worth it.
The price is cheap and reasonable, and the only assembly required is the pedals, headset, front wheel, and nut and bolt tightening.
A little height is required to comfortably use this bike: some users report needing to be at least 5’7″ to ride comfortably.
- Steel frame and fork; 54 centimeter top tube
- Alloy rims with alloy hub
- Rear flip flop hub
- Brakes: Alloy side pull
- Tires: Yellow Kenda 700 x 32
- Frame: Tig welded steel frame with horizontal drop out
- Fork: Tig Welded 1 inch Threaded
- Handlebar: Steel Road 42.5cm wide
- Stem: Alloy Quill 1-inch 90 deg x 100mm
- Crank: Steel 3-piece 170mm 44 tooth steel chain ring
- Bottom Bracket: Loose ball and cone, English thread
- Pedals: Alloy cage with toe clips
- Rims: Alloy singlewall 32 hole with stainless steel spoke
- Hub Rear: Joytech alloy 16-tooth freewheel and fix gear, bolt on
- Hub Front: Joytech alloy high flange, bolt on
- Tires: Kenda Yellow 700 x 32
- Seat Collar: Alloy
- Seatpost: Steel 25.4
- Kickstand: Steel
- Bar Tape: Cork
- Weight: 29.5 pounds