Susan G. Komen Courage

78/100
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on Susan G. Komen Courage. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • Dual brake levers allow the rider to safely stop from two riding positions.
  • Numerous cyclists regarded the Courage’s ride quality as ‘smooth’.
  • The Courage is sold at an accessibly low price, for beginner road cyclists.
  • Wide 32c tires with hybrid tread ensured confidence on rougher city roads.
  • Owners admired the Courage’s pink and black color scheme.
  • Many owners said that assembly was easy, especially using an online video.
  • Susan G. Komen bikes contribute to promoting breast cancer awareness.
  • The Courage’s bolt-on wheel axles provide an extra barrier to bike thieves.

8 reasons not to buy

  • New bikes were reported missing a saddle, screws and a reflector.
  • Decals were stickers and peeled easily.
  • Sizing ran a bit large for shorter riders below 5’5”.
  • Front wheels could arrive untrue and weren’t quick release.
  • Stem-shifters require riders to take a hand off the handlebar to change gears.
  • The Courage was heavier than many road bikes.
  • Some owners found the stock saddle uncomfortable.
  • Handlebar tape was foamy and vulnerable to damage and staining.

Bottom line

As far as road bikes go, the Courage is a beginner’s ride. A number of owners described it as a good rig to start on. It should be noted that frame sizes are not well posted on sale pages and are reportedly suitable for riders from 5’5’’ to 5’10’ in height. Shorter riders had some trouble with standover height. While the lack of quick-release levers on wheel axles was seen as a drawback by some owners, this can definitely be seen as a feature. Wheels with bolt-on axles are much harder for thieves to steal in public areas. Of course, owners will need to carry a small tool to change flats, but this can be used to adjust pedals as well. The Courage has both drop-bar brake levers and ‘crosstop’ brake levers on the flat part of the handlebar. This provides extra safety as riders can brake from an upright riding position and also in the racier position, down in the drops. As can be expected for the price, this is not a featherweight.

Expert Reviews

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Mathias Steffen

Susan G. Komen 700c Women’s Courage Road Bike. Review

Level 1 expert

For the most part, the bike seems pretty par for the course of what you would expect from a bike in this price range. …A lot of stores do offer free assembly but we chose to build it ourselves.

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User Ratings

82/100 based on 38 ratings
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78
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