sixthreezero Pave N’ Trail

81/100
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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Wheel Size
Numbers of gears
7, 21
Weight
33.00 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on sixthreezero Pave N' Trail. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • The Paven Trail was comfortable for the casual rider on varied urban surfaces.
  • The Shimano Tourney drivetrain usually shifted easily and reliably.
  • Unbranded V-brakes stopped riders without concern.
  • Owners liked the ‘stolen look’: matte black and mostly unbranded.
  • Despite recommending a pro tune-up, owners said it was ‘fairly’ easy to assemble.
  • A suspension seatpost allowed riders to hit chuckholes while remaining seated.
  • A casual, upright riding stance was well suited to urban visibility.
  • The Paven Trail comes with a commuter-ready rear rack.
  • The suspension fork’s lockout feature increased efficiency on level roads.
  • Owners who weren’t particularly tech savvy found this bike easy to maintain.
  • Some owners found the padded seat to be plush and comfortable.

14 reasons not to buy

  • Owners said that extensive tuning was required on most areas of the bike.
  • Some owners felt that the unbranded components were low quality and unreliable.
  • Wobble was occasionally evident, from the freewheel cassette.
  • A few bikes arrived with missing parts and in a condition that appeared used.
  • Scratches were evident on new bikes. Touch-up paint was mismatched.
  • Assembly was frustrating for some less-tech-proficient owners.
  • Instructions were often for a sixthreezero coaster brake cruiser bike.
  • A 5’2” rider felt the women’s Paven Trail was uncomfortably tall.
  • Some owners were not fans of the bob caused by the suspension seatpost.
  • The padded saddle caused discomfort to some riders, after a few miles.
  • Pedals struck some owners as being cheap and warranting quick replacement.
  • One owner’s right-side crank creaked loudly from new.
  • From rider reports, there are no bosses available for a water bottle cage.
  • Colors were sometimes markedly different to the pictured product.

Bottom line

Perhaps more pavement than trail, the awkwardly named ‘Paven Trail’ is a low-cost big-box bike that appears to have given casual bikers a lot of bang for their budget buck. The drivetrain is entry-level Shimano Tourney and everything else is unbranded. Like many online-only bikes from certain retailers, reports of bikes with damage and/or missing parts do emerge in a decent percentage of the reviews. However, if the many five-star reviews are taken at face value, it would seem to be a brilliant bike. Ratings seem to be based on short-term reviews and priority being placed on low cost. The women’s Paven Trail is available in 7 and 21 speed, the men’s in 21 only. A budget short-haul commuter.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews

User Ratings

85/100 based on 75 ratings
  • 5 star
    72%
  • 4 star
    15%
  • 3 star
    4%
  • 2 star
    3%
  • 1 star
    7%

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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#20 Best Commuter - City
Bottom 40%
#12 Best Hybrid
Bottom 40%
#4 Best sixthreezero Bike
Bottom 30%
#74 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 40%

Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
sixthreezero Pave N’ Trail
81
Average All Bikes
80
Average sixthreezero Bike
86
Average Commuter - City Bike
79