Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
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Originally Posted by BruceMetras
.. I haven't ridden the Penza, but I think one of our forum members has.. if the gear ratios suit your needs, I could see this as a fine choice .. the shaft drive/3 speed hub option should be a very reliable, maintenance free drivetrain.
Well, I have one - sort of... Loaned it to my sister a few months ago, and I don't think I'm ever going to get it back. She loves the bike, and her 10 year old does too. They say it's their favorite ride. Fits into the van easily for playdates and trips.
The shaft drive is reliable, clean and quiet. It does add weight, so it's not a go-fast bike. But the Abio Penza is a very stable riding bike (maybe because it's heavy?). That's why my sister likes it so much. She likes the wine color too...
Gearing is excellent for the kind of riding that bike is built for.
Last edited by SesameCrunch; 11-18-10 at 11:08 AM.