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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Detroit Bikes Sparrow. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
17 reasons to buy
- At 22 pounds for a low-cost single-speed, the Sparrow is a very lightweight bike.
- The Sparrow is designed and assembled in Detroit, USA.
- Assembly of the Sparrow was easier and quicker than for many delivered bikes. Setup was 90% complete, with owners only needing to adjust saddle height and attach the front wheels and pedals.
- Sparrows come packaged with a floor-pump, bell and required tools.
- Owners appreciated the simple, straight-forward approach of this no-frills bike.
- Buyers saw the componentry as quality, with mention given to the solid FSA headset.
- The 44 / 17 gear ratio was well-suited to city riding, hills and attaining decent speed.
- Owners praised the simple, clean design of the Sparrow. It was described as beautiful.
- The Sparrow’s caliper side-pull brakes worked well.
- Customer service from the manufacturer was said to be outstanding.
- Tires were not skimped on. The WTB Thickslicks at 28mm wide, were perfect for city streets.
- In a rare situation for a new bike, the SDG Duster was rated highly for comfort.
- The ample packaging only received compliments from buyers, who received bikes scratch-free. This is unusual for a bike distributed through a major online retailer.
- Ride quality was deemed to be smooth and fast.
- Handling on the Sparrow felt responsive.
- Owners regarded the construction of this bike’s frame as sturdy.
- Reviews often mentioned the attention to detail given to the Sparrow, describing it as ‘beautifully finished’.
1 reasons not to buy
- The plastic Wellgo pedals gave the impression of being cheap.