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Customer reviews for Kona Paddy Wagon TT 2013 Single Speed Road Bike

Kona Paddy Wagon TT 2013 Single Speed Road Bike

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Customer reviews for Kona Paddy Wagon TT 2013 Single Speed Road Bike
Review 1 for Kona Paddy Wagon TT 2013 Single Speed Road Bike
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JohnnyDangerous
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Chiswick

Amazing value for money

PostedMay 14, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
I bought this a couple of weeks ago as a 40-mile-a-day commuter, and so far so good. The frame and paint job are really nice looking, and while it feels a bit heavy compared to aluminium, the ride quality of the steel frame is so much nicer. Hard to explain, but it just feels less harsh, and generally smoother.
Only changes I made to the bike out the gate were to fit a set of 28 armadillos (I won't commute with anything else, particularly single speed), and a set of SKS mudguards on there (black). Maybe I'm getting old, but I think the mudguards actually add to the look of the bike.
The TT bars are quite good and comfortable. I tend to only ride on the hoods with drop bars anyway, and the horiziontal area of the bar is really wide and comfortable for a more upright style.
Geraing is ok, but I think once my fitness improves I'll be wanting to dop a couple of teeth from the rear cog as my ride is fairly flat and the downhill sections see me spinning out too easily.
For anyone looking to purchase, I'd say for a fixie there area couple of things to be aware of. First, it comes with no pedals, so you'll need to put some on. For me not a problem as I had a few sets lying around. Also, it comes with a 3.32 chainset, so true fixie fanatics might be a little put of. I however prefer the availibility of 3/32 gear, and haven't seen any chain stretch so far even on the brand new chain. Also, might be specific to me, but I'm suffering from a lot of discomfort from the saddle. This could just be my back side not agreeing with the stock saddle, or because riding fixed you are in the saddle a lot more than a not fixed. Either way if it doesn't improve much in the next few weeks I think I'll be going for a swap.
Love the bike, especially for the money. Looks good, rides well, and has decent parts. Looking forward to putting a lot of miles on this one.
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