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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
13 reasons to buy
- Owners called the Detour sturdy and well-built, suiting a burly man over 370 lbs.
- 24 Gears were deemed ‘more than enough’. Smooth operation and shifting were reported.
- The Detour’s fit and finish was complimented by owners.
- Component specification was seen as generally good quality.
- This bike was lightweight , making it easy to carry up stairs or to lift into a vehicle.
- Larger sizes suited cyclists up to and exceeding 6’4”.
- For some, assembly took 40 minutes from unboxing to riding. The Detour comes with tools.
- More than one owner mentioned that maintenance was easy, without professional assistance.
- An upright riding position offered comfort when riding on city streets and paths.
- Some buyers called the price ‘reasonable’. Others dubbed it an outright ‘bargain’.
- The step-through model held unisex appeal, suiting any shoulder-bag and a rear rack.
- A handful of long-term owners praised the Detour’s durability.
- Customer service was said to be knowledgeable on the phone and prompt via email.
7 reasons not to buy
- Sizing was criticized for running big. The XL was too big for a 6’2” rider, the L too big for a 5’11” man.
- A few riders felt that the saddle was uncomfortable, excessively wide and heavy.
- Assembly was difficult for those without mechanical aptitude or relevant experience.
- The accompanying instruction manual was described as unclear and confusing.
- Despite them being rare on new bikes, many owners were upset at the lack of a kickstand.
- Some buyers felt that this hybrid was expensive.
- 24 Gears were deemed ‘more than enough’.
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