A Bicycle for all occasions
A bicycle designed for multi-uses has my attention every time. Why should bikes to be boxed into categories? They should be able to withstand all kinds of conditions and any seasonal whim. I have been known to take my 8-speed city bike out for a 25 mile ride, and why not? Lately my mixte with 650Bs has been in heavy rotation. From my morning mental health excursion up Look Out Mountain to that ride out to Boulder for lunch it simply suits me this month.
I suppose this explains my affinity for Breeze's new multi-tool of a bike, The Road & Dirt Adventure Rig (The Radar). Queen City has been a Breezer retailer for going on a decade primarily stocking their city trekking bikes. Their Uptown model is still the best riding city bike and with its complete city-centric accessory package (read dynamo light system) any city dweller can appreciate the usefulness of the Uptown. When I saw that Joe Breeze is designing adventure road bikes I had to go on a test ride.
The Radar’s slack geometry is well designed for touring yet there’s a sportiness to its ride, just in case life’s adventure takes you down a gravel road. You’ll want to take this bike out to complete your weekend errands then go off to explore those dirt trails just east of town. There’s no reason not to because this bike is designed for enjoyment. Although the Radar has a certain gravel bike aesthetic there is no need to put it in that box. It is simply a well-designed bike geared for all around bicycling whims.
The Breezer Radar in a nutshell
- Double butted ChroMoly frame set designed by Joe Breeze
- Dirt oriented, mildly knobby 700x37 tires although will accept even wider tires
- Easy maintenance with quick release skewers and eternal cable routing suddenly those technical adjustments are that much easier to address
- 2x9 drive train is appropriate for the Rocky Mountains heck it’s appropriate for Denver’s Highlands neighborhood
- Drop bars feature a 25% flare out for a stable ride anywhere
- Accepts fenders, racks, and has mounts for multiple water bottles
- Heel clearance for panniers
There are plenty more delights that the Radar offers for it’s not a one trick pony and the price point is pretty to boot.
Up for world class adventures? It may new bike time!