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.
- Full Shimano Drivetrain including Chainwheel, Derailleurs and Cassette
- Lightweight Alloy 6061 Frame
- Fast 23C puncture resistant tires
FRAME: 700c Alloy 6061
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano M191
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano TY500
CASSETTE: Shimano TZ21
CRANKSET: Shimano M311
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
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.
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.
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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)