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Raleigh Bicycles Cadent 2 Fitness Hybrid Bike Review

Raleigh Bicycles Cadent 2 Fitness Hybrid Bike Review

Raleigh Bicycles Cadent 2 Fitness Hybrid Bike is a mid-ranged hybrid bike that is suitable for urban riding in all weather conditions. The lightweight bike appears sleek in design and simple in structure but includes everything that will guarantee a smooth, fast and comfortable ride. If you’re a fitness enthusiast or just like to cruise around town for fun, you would love to do so on Cadent 2. See what else it offers and then decide for yourself whether it suits your style.

Features

Cadent 2 is available in a lightweight frame that comes in 4 sizes. You can choose between small, medium, large and extra large from the sizing chart included with the model depending on your height. The sleek design supports an upright riding position for the rider and the aluminum construction makes it durable enough to stay in your possession for a very long time.

Raleigh Bicycles Cadent 2 Fitness Hybrid Bike lightweight

The mechanical disc brakes installed in it are low maintenance and are known to deliver excellent stopping power whenever the cyclist wants to make a stop. It’s not only the brakes that are worth praising but also the Shimano EZ Fire gearing system that it uses which makes it incredibly simple to shift among its 24 speed choices. 3 gears are installed at the front and 8 at the back which together allow you to choose from among a broad range of 24 speeds to help you ride through any form of terrain and ride uphill effortlessly even if the incline angle is large.

Raleigh Bicycles Cadent 2 Fitness Hybrid Bike Disc Brakes

Even though the bike does not come entirely assembled, it has all the tools and instructions that will help you put together the remaining 15% that’s not assembled. Once you have put it all together, it turns into a full-sized hybrid bicycle that is stable and comfortable to ride. The wheel size is 700c which is suitable for a fast and efficient ride while the tires are 35c which provide just the ride degree of traction on the road for a safe and enjoyable ride.

Raleigh Bicycles Cadent 2 Fitness Hybrid Bike wheel

Besides the basic performance features, this hybrid bike is also loaded with extras that will added to your comfort while you are on the bike. 2 water bottle mounts are included together with fenders and a rear rack that will carry all your stuff while you can concentrate on the road.

Specifications

Sizes: 4
Colors: blue, gray
Frame: aluminum
Fork: aluminum, steel steerer
Brakes: Tektro M280 mechanical disc
Wheel size: 700c
Tires: 35c
Speeds: 24
Gears: Shimano EF500 EZ Fire
Accessories: fenders, rack, water bottle mounts

Pros

  • Mechanical disc brakes are superior-grade brakes that offer excellent stopping power.
  • The components of the bike are very durable.
  • It works well on rough terrains as well.
  • The bike is lightweight and easy to haul in places where you can’t ride it.

Cons

  • Unlike the rest of the parts, the tires aren’t very durable.
  • The bike does not come entirely assembled.
  • It’s not super cheap as many other hybrid bikes present in the market.

Conclusion

It may not be as cheap as many of the entry-level hybrid bikes in the market but the slightly higher price tag on Raleigh Bicycles Cadent 2 Fitness Hybrid Bike is worth every penny. Built with durable and lightweight parts, it will stay with you and keep performing up to mark for a very long time. Whether you are looking for a reliable and low maintenance commute to work or as a sport bike for your fitness rides that will keep you active and in shape, Cadent 2 guarantees to deliver it all.