Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike Review

Posted June 30, 2013 by admin in Bike Reviews

takara kabuto single speed bikeThe Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike is an cool inexpensive road bike perfect for going around campus. I’ve been cycling for years now and I didn’t want to bring my more expensive bike on campus because their have been a lot of bike thefts so I bought the Takara Kabuto as my school bike.

One thing that’s pretty cool about this bike is that you can switch between a fixed geared(fixie) or road bike. I personally prefer to ride fixie but the bike rides well with both styles. The bike in general is extremely light weight, which I love. I’m also fond of the look, I personally took off all the stickers to make it all black but either way its an awesome looking bike. Some people have said that they’ve had issues with the brakes on this bike but I personally can not say I’ve had any issues with them at all.

This is definitely a great bike for the money. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive bike or just starting out getting serous with biking.


Road Bike Specifications

  • Steel frame and fork; 54 centimeter top tube
  • Alloy rims with alloy hub
  • Rear flip flop hub
  • Brakes: Alloy side pull
  • Tires: Yellow Kenda 700 x 32
  • Frame: Tig welded steel frame with horizontal drop out
  • Fork: Tig Welded 1 inch Threaded
  • Handlebar: Steel Road 42.5cm wide
  • Stem: Alloy Quill 1-inch 90 deg x 100mm
  • Crank: Steel 3-piece 170mm 44 tooth steel chain ring
  • Bottom Bracket: Loose ball and cone, English thread
  • Pedals: Alloy cage with toe clips
  • Rims: Alloy singlewall 32 hole with stainless steel spoke
  • Hub Rear: Joytech alloy 16-tooth freewheel and fix gear, bolt on
  • Hub Front: Joytech alloy high flange, bolt on
  • Tires: Kenda Yellow 700 x 32
  • Seat Collar: Alloy
  • Seatpost: Steel 25.4
  • Kickstand: Steel
  • Bar Tape: Cork
  • Weight: 29.5 pounds
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