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2018 Studds 100 Flat Bar Road Bike

Rated 4.95 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)

$549.99 $399.99

A great alloy flat bar road bike with 21 speed Shimano gearing and efficient 23c tires perfect for getting to work on time. FREE SHIPPING*

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Description

The Studds 100 flat bar road bike is our flagship model with commuters in mind and has been running for 4 years with some great reviews. In that time, we’ve made several upgrades to components, but the quality alloy frame with teardrop shaped tubes and blue and black decal design that has proved so popular has stayed the same. The frame is lightweight alloy 6061 and the bike as a whole is around 11.5kg (XL size). If you’re looking for a flat bar commuter bike, then this is the place.

The speed and efficiency of a flat bar road bike is down to its tires more than anything else and that’s why we’ve gone for low profile 23c CST tires that can be inflated to a solid 110psi. This makes the flat bar road bike perfect for commuters who want to get to work at efficiently as possible. If you’re unsure about whether to go for a standard road bike with drop handlebars or a flat bar road bike then our advice to customers is this; a drop bar road bike is great for long distances because you have three hand positions, which helps rest your wrists and also changes your back position rather than being in a static position, however, a flat bar commuter bike has a more upright position, which can be safer when riding along side traffic and enable you to see over the tops of cars better than you would do on a standard road bike.

Though the bikes are designed for road, they can be taken on paths with light dust and we have left room in the design to fit other size tires at a later date. The rims are standard 700c and can accommodate 23c-28c. Some customers have even taken the extra step of ordering 2 sets of wheels, one set with 23c tires and the other with 28c, so that they can switch them when swapping their commute for trail riding.

The bike comes with good quality Shimano, Zoom, Wellgo and Quando parts and should stand the test of time.

What’s the difference between the Studds 100 and other bikes at this price point?

There are many bikes on the market at this price and lower, however, none of these will come with a Shimano Crankset and good quality Shimano brake shifters. We also make sure that our bikes come with nice alloy pedals, a sealed bottom bracket and proper rim tape. Most bikes below the $500 mark come with a simple rubber band on the inside of the rim, but if you want your tires to be pressurised correctly at 100 or 110psi, then a rubber band simply wont cut it for very long.

Key Features

  • Full Shimano Drivetrain including Chainwheel, Derailleurs and Cassette
  • Lightweight Alloy 6061 Frame
  • Fast 23C puncture resistant tires

Specification

FRAME: 700c Alloy 6061
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano M191
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano TY500
CASSETTE: Shimano TZ21
CRANKSET: Shimano M311
SPEEDS: 21
RIMS: Double wall alloy rims (700C)
BOTTOM BRACKET: Sealed Cartridge
TYRES: CST 700x23C (blue stripe)
BRAKES: CSTAR V Brakes
BRAKE SHIFTERS: Shimano EF500 SIS INDEX
STEM: Neco Alloy Stem
SEAT: Black VaderTM Competition Saddle
PEDALS: Wellgo Alloy Pedals
WEIGHT: 11.5 Kg
SIZES: Med 48cm, Large 54cm, XL 58cm

Assembly

The flat bar road bikes arrive with all major assembly already completed (known in the industry as 85% assembled), which includes all cabling and cranks. The only assembly left to complete is the attachment of the front wheel, handlebar, seat and pedals. Final assembly takes around 20 mins to complete.

Delivery

By default, the bike will be sent as a recorded delivery to your home or work address, but you can nominate a safe place the carton if you prefer, which may save a bit of hassle. With a recorded delivery, if no one is home to sign then a card will be left, a redelivery can then be requested or you can collect the carton from the nearest ‘Couriers Please’ depot.

*Regional Areas may require a surcharge. Please contact info@studds.com.au

Size Guide

There’s a touch of personal preference when it comes to choosing the right size. Saddle height can be adjusted to suit, so actually the main difference is the reach to the handlebars. If you’re finding it difficult to decide between 2 sizes, then a useful tip is if the distance of your wingspan (fingertip to fingertip with outstretched arms) is greater or equal to your height then you should choose the larger size.

Med 48cm – Suitable for riders 5’3″(160cm) – 5’7″(170cm)
Large 54cm – Suitable for riders 5’7″(170cm) – 5’11″(180cm)
XL 23″ 58cm – Suitable for riders 5’11″(180cm) – 6’4″(193cm)

Additional information

Size

M 48cm, L 54cm, XL 58cm

20 reviews for 2018 Studds 100 Flat Bar Road Bike

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shawn

    Great value for the money, excellent customer service. The product was sent to me exactly as described and worked perfectly. It arrived quickly and looked and rode great. I think for the money you would be hard pressed to find a better entry level road bike. Customer service was great with quick, helpful replies. Nothing bad at all to say about this company.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nathan

    Having not rode a bike in 16 years, let alone ever a road bike, I was requiring a bike with quality but affordable. Look no further. The bike arrived within 3 business days of James advising that it had been shipped. The final assembly of the bike was not too difficult and I have enjoyed a quite a few rides over the past month. The bike is a solid unit and gives confidence when riding. A couple more gears would be nice, however overall I am very pleased with the bike and would recommend James and his company to anyone.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris M

    Just got my bike from James. Great value and great service. Happy I found this.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will B

    I was looking for a bike to get around town. At first I considered buying a road bike on the off chance that I would take up racing as a sport. After I saw the prices of a decent racing bike, however, I changed gears and began focusing on commuter bikes. Practicality became the word to describe the bike I was looking for. Coming across the Studds flat bar, I knew I was taking a risk: first model of the brand. Nevertheless, it seemed like a good deal and I like to support local business. After 5 or so weeks on the bike, I have had no problems. It is a perfect commenting bike, especially after attaching Ortlieb panniers. The bike is light enough to pick up easily. The brakes are responsive. The gears smooth. It has been a joy riding the bike, and having the 5 year warranty makes the deal even sweeter.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    PerezJ

    Firstly, I have to say that I am not an experienced rider, and this is the first proper road bike I have ever purchased. I purchased it a couple of weeks ago and have been very happy with it!

    Rides well, gears are easy to use, and excellent weight.

    I think it is a pretty good bike, but when you factor the price into the equation, I think it is EXCELLENT. Better still, it’s from a local company!

    Definitely recommend it!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mahcl1951

    The bicycle is cheap in price, comfortable when cycling.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    Excellent transaction, was received within 48 hours of placing order. Took 15 minutes to assemble and required little technical skill. This is the perfect bike for commuting in Adelaide; very light and great value compared to what is in the market!

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    I made the decision to purchase my Studds after speaking to the man himself. I have not been disappointed. Great touring bike for the price point. The drive train is on the budget side but the rest of the frame and build are fantastic. I plan to upgrade components when they wear out, insuring my Studds will be doing K’s for years to come. They all so worked out a great deal on shipping to Tassie, well done and thanks.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mani

    Perfect light weight bike and great value for Money. The online transaction was fantastic and in couple of days the bike was received, assembled & ready to ride in Adelaide !!! I would definitely recommend Studds 100 FB to my friends.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Neal

    Have been having a great time around Brisbane with my Studds bike. This is my only transport, and in the last weekend alone I got to the Davies Park Market, West End (Brisbane), the Lifeline Bookfest, the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, and a slog up to the Mt Coot-tha Lookout. My lightweight Studds has never left me on the road, and it can easily be taken on the great public transportation system, particularly on the City Cat. I also easily carry up to my apartment high above the river, where it rests with a great view! Thanks, Studds Bikes, for a very cheap, lightweight, stylish, and reliable city cruiser. Much appreciated!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gordon

    Sale of the century. I wanted a good road bike that could take panniers as I cycle to and from work and shops etc. This is the perfect bike. I used to have a beautiful racer and this is just as light. It’s runs well and Studds even helped attach the pannier rack for me as I live nearby. Would definitely recommend this bike unless you are a competitive cyclist wanting a super fast, super expensive bike.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    James

    Been running the bike for a couple of months now and it’s gone really well. Thanks James for a great deal.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harry Johnston

    Great bike and great service. Perfect for commuting in the city. Thanks James. Highly recommended.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Have been running the bike for a few weeks now. Overall very happy with it. Runs very well, incredibly light, and easy to handle. For a great price, with the warranty thrown in and the personal service as well, I would definitely recommend this product to someone in my position.i.e. Looking to get a good reliable commuter bike without breaking the bank or taking the risk of buying second hand.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Murray

    Thanks for the super bike and wonderful service with delivery in 3 days. As an aged rider returning to cycling I like the 12 gears as being all that is necessary and the weight is just right for me. The only tiny issue with the whole deal – it needed 3 Allen key sizes to assemble not just the one listed. In summary for me – a great bike for a great price.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Corin

    Over the last 2 years this bike has been excellent for Melbourne: lots of short commutes, the creek/river trails around town and the Victorian rail trails further afield. A great value bike that requires little maintenance, but it was reassuring to easily get hold of a spare part 2 years later. Gears are excellent. Suggest upgrade tyres and attach mudguards for the perfect about town bike.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pierre

    I’ve been cycling with it for the last 2 years, never faced any issue. The contact with James was very good too. Would definitely buying it again !

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    William

    I bought my bike 8 months ago, Very happy with it, good quality price ratio, Studds is always available to look after my bike if necessary. I recommend this brand. WB

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angy Campbell

    Finally got to put the bikes together – even easy for a novice! Will get a safety check though. So happy with the quality! Had a few reservations of buying online after an epic fail a couple of years ago (made in China). No worries here! Buy Australian and avoid disappointment. Can’t wait to ride for the first time. Thanks to James and the team for a great product and service!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patrick Burke

    Bike looks fantastic! Arrived in 3 days as promised and was easy enough to assemble. Would recommend.

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