Kent Front Runner 21.25-inch Hybrid Bike Review
A good bike isn’t hard to come by. However, when you think of the thousands of bike brands available in myriad categories, the choice suddenly becomes a tough one. It gets even harder when you have to work within a budget. Fortunately, most manufacturers have focused on producing the more affordable, remarkably functional hybrid bike types. Whether you are a beginner, an enthusiast, or a professional cyclist, you can trust hybrid bikes to offer an exceptional riding experience. What’s more, for a little under $200, you can land on a high profile hybrid bike. I recommend the Kent Front Runner Hybrid Bike for two reasons. It is a high performance machine, and it won’t put a hole in your bank account.
53 x 28 x 8 inches
700 x 28c tires
Important Features of Kent Front Runner Hybrid Bike
If you enjoy it when a bike quickly responds to your movements, you’ve got to try out the Front Runner. This bike gives you full control of every turn. Wherever you go, you ride with confidence. The aero straight blade fork allows for confident handling. You’ll love, also, how the handlebar holds firmly in the stem to facilitate responsive turning. It complements the bikes suspensions to give the front tire a good allowance for excellent handling.
Twist Shimano shifters allow for the smooth and efficient gear shift. The shifters are accurately calibrated so you know what gear you are riding in every time. The heads-up display helps you shift to the right gear when riding on the slopes.With a rear 7-speed Shimano derailleur, you get multiple speed options to handle sloppy terrains.
It offers a wide gear range to make both slow riding and speed racing feel great. And, if you find yourself at high speed, trust its advanced braking system to bring you to a nice and steady halt.With superior power alloy calipers, and center pull brake design, you get adequate stoppage time. This allowance helps avoid the risk of falling over from an emergency stop.
Standard 700c Wheels:
While most people have little to say about the standard 700c wheelset that comes with this bike, I feel they are about the right size for a bike of its weight and dimensions. The wheelset features robust 36 spokes on the fortified aluminum rim making it a stable ride even on the rougher paths.
You’ll realize that the wheelset works in concert with the aero dynamic suspension system to make riding as comfortable as possible. However, if you feel the standard wheels are a terrible match for your riding needs, you can easily have them changed for more advanced wheels to suit your style.
Vibrant Frame Design
The frame is lighter and stronger. Weighing at a meager 30 pounds, the bike’s lightweight profile conveniently allows for agile riding on any kind of terrain. The frame color scheme makes it distinctively aesthetic, perfect for city cycling. Speaking of which, commuters must love how this bike is able to retain an upright comfortable riding position. Riders between 5'6" and 5'10" will find this hybrid a perfect fit.
Even so, anyone slightly taller or shorter can comfortably ride around. The manufacturer claims to have designed the bike such that the pedaling system is much lower, providing an adequate allowance for leg extension. Together with a comfortably cushioned seat, and a well-positioned handlebar, this bike offers a relaxed riding experience.
You simply cannot believe me when I say this bike comes ready to ride until you have seen just how quickly it comes together. Most of the parts have been assembles. You only need some basic tightening tools – nothing you don’t already have in the garage toolbox. It should take you no more than 30 minutes to complete the assembly, no exaggerations here.
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the shipping weight of this bike?
A: The bike weighs slightly over 30 pounds. The box says its weighs 37 lb net.
Q: Does the bike come in white?
A: I am afraid not. It comes in charcoal gray with neon green graphics.
Q: What is the recommended size to use this bike?
A: They say it fits riders between 5’6” and 5’10” but I’m slightly taller and I’ve had no problems navigating.
The Kent Front Runner is ready to ride. From its design and performance features, you know it’s a high profile ride. It is the kind of bike that endures through even the toughest and most damaging rides.It is stable as it is lightweight. This makes it ideal for both avid riders, commuters and adventurers. So, if you are looking for a bike that you can easily handle, the bike comes highly recommended. And, it doesn’t break the bank.