Old 05-13-12, 05:14 PM
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joel52
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My wife has a commuter 1 and and while it has been sturdy enough for around town, I personally would not want to be hauling our trailer without a triple chainring up front, which neither of the linked bikes have. If it's flat enough where you're at or the trailer is going to be only really lightly loaded it may be okay but I'd steer clear of the Belleville 3 gear.

One thing to consider with add on stuff is whether the included accessories are the ones you would buy anyway. The Jamis polycarbonate fenders are lightweight (read flimsy) and don't really compare to planet bike cascadias or most other fenders that you would buy aftermarket. Likewise, if you were going to rack up a bike you would at least want to consider a lower rack for the front, as opposed to the one on the Belleville. The first time I put significant weight up high on my rear rack I could barely ride it due the changes in handling. No experience with a front rack but I would bet you can't comfortably ride much weight up that high.

Hopefully others can speak directly to the hub light lighting internal gearing.

Last, given the price difference between the two and intended use, you should definitely expand your search. A couple others to consider:
with rack and fenders:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us...ty/8910/48611/

http://www.khsbicycles.com/06_urban_x_12.htm

have rack and fender eyelets:
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ility/pdx/pdx#
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