Claudette Wadsworth Naturopath Eastern Suburbs - Claudette Wadsworth - Naturopath practicing in the Eastern Suburbs and Sydney. Specialist in women's health and natural fertility.
Country: 220.127.116.11, Oceania, AU
City: 151.1 New South Wales, Australia
I got my Trace Sport at Performance Bikes with a white/red/black color scheme (it was a special edition I think). I actually didn't know how to ride a bike before I got this one (go ahead, laugh) but don't be fooled, I've tested other bikes after this one but this is a great bike for the price and I'm really happy with it. It has all the speed of a road bike with the ruggedness (and heft) of a mountain bike. The fastest gear is super-fast and if you're in city traffic you'll find yourself pulling out in front of the car next to you from a dead stop. Along with the fast, smooth drivetrain comes a pair of cabled disc brakes which are extremely useful among Pittsburgh's many hills. Don't touch the rotors after a long, steep descent though. It's a very confident ride especially where potholes are common; this bike handles all sorts of hazards like a champ. It's pretty light as well for everyday commuting but it can't beat a road bike in that department. My only qualm is that the frame is pretty wide to make space for the brakes and since disc brakes still aren't terribly common, you're going to need to spec order some parts (rear racks for instance). Even so, this bike has great value written all over it.
We used these on a trip to Cancun and a trip to Australia recently. All the bags and pump work exactly as expected with no leakage. The medium size seems to be the most practical for us but the large size fits in my suitcase if I fold it in half before completely vacuuming it out.