Hi guys this is a review of my Specialized
Langster bike. In this episode I will tell you
about its advantages why I think this bike is the
best and the most efficient bike I’ve ever ridden
and I will also explain you some tech around this
bike. First of all this bike is a single speed
freewheel or fixed gear bike
equipped with a freewheel cog
which you can see here, that works
basically as a free wheel and
on the other side of the wheel you can see
a fixed gear cog. So basically you can flip
this wheel around to go from freewheel to
fixed gear. Personally I ride single speed,
so I’m not that extreme some people would
say “Okay, you are not a proper fixed gear
racer”, but I don’t really care about this stuff.
I prefer my bike to be comfortable to ride and
I don’t really want to go to the extremes.
Tis bike is equipped with Tektro rim brakes.
I really find them efficient and I’ve never
had any troubles with these. It’s been several
thousand kilometers that I’ve ridden on this
bike and i still haven’t changed the rim brakes,
and I don’t even need to change. So
basically um they work quite efficiently,
find them really useful and really easy to adjust
so when I need to take my wheel off, I just
put this little thingy up and it loosens the
area so that I can take off the wheel and
when the wheel is adjusted I just put it back.
So it works like wonders. The
frame in this bike is aluminum
but the fork, the brand of work is called FACT,
it’s carbon fiber. I ride the frame size 58.
The weight of this bike is about 10 kilograms
which is quite a lot for a single speed bike with
no gears but basically I just find it really stiff
but also quite responsive so it rides real fast.
By default this bike is equipped with 25 mm
wheels and I think the default one is Schwalbe.
I find these slick tires really really
efficient so even though you only have
like a really small choice of gears (basically
you just have one gear) it rides real fast. The
rolling resistance is really really low on these
25 mm tires and I think as the next choice for
my tire setup I will go for 23
mm tires, but so far so good.
To tell you a bit more about the spec of this
bike: the wheel set on this bike is Axis Sport.
These are like really good quality aluminum
tires: really light, really stiff. I’ve
enjoyed it so far: it’s very responsive, very
nimble. When you compare this wheel set with,
for example, a gravel wheel set up,
it’s not as efficient in terms of
absorbing bumps. This wheel is quite responsive,
light but maybe not so comfortable for off-road
riding, but that’s not the main purpose
of this bike that’s like not where this
bike feels the best. This bike is for is mostly
for city riding or for riding on smooth tarmac.
The chainring on this bike is a five bolt chain
ring, 48 on the front and I guess it’s about 17
on the back. The ratio that Ihave here
it’s like really good for riding on
on on the flat surface but also it can be
quite good for a certain amount of climbing and
yeah of course for downhills it’s like it’s
not enough you just freewheel most of the time.
So, guys, a couple of reasons why I find this
bike the most efficient bike that I’ve ever
ridden. I bought this bike second hand on Facebook
Marketplace for just about 1500 PLN which equals
about 350 USD which is a really low price, and
I made about 3 000 kilometers on this bike so
far. The price that I paid is really low for the
value that I got. Basically, the average spending
on this bike I counted in price per kilometer
it’s just about 0.5 PLN (0.15 USD) per kilometer
which is like a really low price it’s probably
like the lowest price that I’ve ever paid for
a bike per mile or per kilomete. Usually the
price would be about like 2 PLN (0.5 USD) per
kilometer butthis bike is probably the most
efficient spending that I ever made on a bike
To top it up. What do i like about this bike? I
like the average speed that I’m able to sustain
on this bike in the city conditions.
Basically when i do my urban rides
my average speed is about the same as on my
cyclocross or road bike. Basically when I ride
this bike I don’t feel like I’m limited with
the gear choice, because basically in the city
one gear is more than enough. This bike has
a really low rolling resistance which means
that these tires roll really fast, but also the
ratio 48 on the front 17 on the back it’s perfect
because it’s good for flat but also it’s good
for slight uphills and of course for downhills I
don’t pedal at all so basically it’s just
enough, this setup is just perfect for me because
in the city you don’t have many uphills also you
mostly ride on flat surface and you have to break
and stop quite often and these brakes are really
efficient, so personally this bike made me feel
like disc brakes really suck and the rim brakes
like feel much more efficient than disc breaks.
Thanks to this bike I just really felt the
difference between disc brakes and rim brakes.
On an average city ride I’m able to sustain the
speed of about 26 to 27 kilometers per hour.
I have to stop quite a lot at junctions but also
I’m able to like gain speed real fast thanks to
the gear ratio that I have. Also I don’t have
to worry too much about the gear choice because
basically when I ride a single speed bike I only
have one gear so I don’t have to think about
which gear to choose and it takes away all the
hassle from city riding, because like you just
don’t choose gears you don’t have
to make choices: you just ride,
and that’s what I like about this bike. Thanks
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