Portable Audio/Bike Lover
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mastic Beach, NY
Bikes: Micro PedalFlow, Puma Nevis w/Nexus 8-Speed IGH, Lombardo Power 2000, Gravity G29 (3 speed IGH), TernJoeP24, Dahon Speed P8, Dahon Speed Duo
My Puma Nevis is "supposed" to be a flat footed type bike (for the geometry & seating position it's a looonnnngggg stretch for meh), and it's a comfortable ride on flat ground. Even some moderate Hills are doable. But, I'd personally recommend a more traditional fit bike - especially for most commuters. I might be comfortable using the flat foot tech, but it's not the easiest to adjust to. My Gravity G29 SS 29er is what I use most days,... Go figure!
Oh, one other thing. You choice of handlebars & seats are a bit more limited with these flat foot bikes, at least for my ride. I have an Origin8 classique cargounit front carrier on mine,...but believe it or not I prefer bmx handlebars for the Nevis. No drops will work, but a butterfly handlebar might. I keep the basket handlebar for carrying my lunch, so I'll never test the touring bar (butterfly).
Fitness is only a side effect,...I feel alive when I ride!!!
Last edited by tds101; 07-30-14 at 12:55 PM.