Specialized Globe Hybrid Bike

DESCRIPTION

Frame Material: Specialized A1 aluminum
Frame Angles: 70.5 head, 72.5 seat
Sizes: 49cm, 52cm, 55cm, 58cm, 61cm
Colors: Blue
Fork: TCR-D, 63mm travel
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano EF-29 EZ-Fire
Handlebar: Specialized aluminum
Stem: Specialized aluminum, adjustable
Headset: 1 1/8" threaded Specialized loose ball
Front Der: Shimano Nexave T301, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8mm
Crankset: Shimano Nexave, 28/38/48 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Alivio
Pedals: Specialized platform
Tires: 700 x 38c Specialized Infinity

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 09, 2021]
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OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

I have owned this bike for 13 years now and it's strongest point is the smooth and quiet ride it has been. So I use the bell quite a lot when on the paved bike trails . I seem to have a fast trip when on the trail because of the gearing but I have nothing for the racers with very skinny tires. I ride the crap out this bike during the warm weather days.

Weakness:

I have had to replace the cassette once and the shifter too. Had a problem with tires going flat very early after purchased but was solved by putting 2 pads inside the rims so the spokes nipple didn't puncture the tube.. Lately there just have been the usual routine of tires being replace along with the chains.

Price Paid:
650.00
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2008
[Jun 09, 2008]
Pscyclepath
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Strong frame and wheels, fairly light, smooth, plush riding and very responsive even when fully loaded. Generator lights work well and provide ample light to see (& be seen) even in the pitch-dark places.

Weakness:

After tooling around awhile in various conditions, I would prefer disc brakes and trigger shifters rather than the direct-pull brakes and grip shifters that come on this bike. But this bike is designed a good bit for the novice rider and commuter as well as us old road dogs. I also replaced the rim strips in the wheels with thicker stuff to avoid problems with the spoke nipples rubbing a hole in my tubes.

My bike is the 2008 Specialized/Globe "City 7" commuter, which came set up with the full commuter schmear... fender, rear rack, bell, kickstand, and the Shimano hub generator for both front and rear lights. For the starting or experienced bike commuter, this is a really good value. I've put around 200 commuting miles on it so far, and have been very impressed with the smooth ride, as well as the way it not only has the gears to ride moderately in traffic but also to kick it up a bit when the streets or trails open up. With 700Cx38 wheels and tires, it handles urban pavement and gravel lots equally well.

Similar Products Used:

Prior to this bike, I used my Fisher Caliber 29er as my city/commuter bike. Also shopped the Marin Muirwoods and Trek 700 series commuters/hybrids.

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