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Measurements are stated in millimeters unless otherwise indicated.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and comfortable I have been riding a drop bar bike for several years and was ready to move to a flat bar with a more comfortable riding position. After doing a lot of research I settled on the CTY 1.1. It was just perfect for me. The brakes are excellent. The seat is comfortable. The bike shifts smooth. Everything is simple, well laid out, and just works. The REI staff was amazing in helping me choose and answer questions when I was in my local store. I purchased a seat post bag and rear rack for it as well which REI installed for free on the spot (thanks!). I have also been pulling my three year old in our bicycle trailer and had zero problems. The bike pulls fine and I've been very comfortable up and down hills on our local bike paths. The only con I have found is that the light under the seat is nice but not very effective. For me this wasn't a huge deal as I have my own light set but for those who don't, you might want to consider upgrading to something brighter for nighttime/dusk riding. That being said, I still think including the light is a nice touch. You can never have too many lights is my opinion and it fits in there so well that I am still planning on using it. So far I've put about 80 miles on the bike over 3 weeks and I've had zero problems. I'm planning on doing some bicycle camping (1-2 nights) this summer and using it as a commuter to and from work a few days a week.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good price point for the features. Larry in the Tustin REI store was so helpful in assisting me to choose a bike without upselling me. This CTY 1.1 model has the steel frame and handles road vibrations very well. The shifting system is adequate for my needs and is better than anything that I've ever owned. I was tempted to buy the CTY 1.2 which has the aluminum frame and better shifting system. In my test ride, the shifting is definitely way nicer on the 1.2 but the aluminum frame is just something I'm new to and I wasn't very comfortable with this (Just because I had steel bikes all my life). I felt some road vibrations on the 1.2 whereas the 1.1 was smoother. Was this psychological? I'm not too sure. In the end, the lower price point and steel frame of the CTY 1.1 won me over. I wish REI offered a mid-option of a CTY 1.1 but with the shifting options of the 1.2. Oh well... At any rate, I'm very happy with my purchase. Thanks Larry!
Date published: 2017-06-06
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Questions & Answers

Does the handlebar telescope on this model?

Asked by: Kellian24
​No, this bike does not have a telescoping handle bar.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-04

What is the weight limit for this bike / wheels?

Asked by: Theel
This bike has a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-16

Can you tell me a bit more about this frame and fork?  What kind of steel is it?  Is it butted at all or is it straight gauge?  Is it all chromoly or is there some high tensile in there?  It looks like a great value, but it seems HEAVY.  Thanks! 

Asked by: Devin
The frame of this bike is made from a double-butted chromoly steel.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

Would I need to purchase a disc-brake specific rack for this bike or would I be able to use an ordinary rear rack with its mounting points?

Asked by: Shad17
​This bike will accept a cargo rack that works with disc brakes only.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-14

Would this bike qualify as a "comfort" bike?

Asked by: Barney
​This bike is best used for city cycling. This could be considered a comfort bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-30

What is the bottom bracket? 68mm, 73mm etc?

Asked by: Mike Denton
The bottom bracket is a Power Spline 113/68 mm.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-13

Would this bike work for a female rider 5'2' and under?

Asked by: imahotpocket
The key to finding the proper bike frame size is by measuring your total inseam (not pant inseam) while wearing your cycling shoes, and then comparing it to the standover height of the bike. We attach sizing charts to every bike we sell on to help you determine the correct size and fit. For more information on sizing a bike and measuring your inseam, please click the following link:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-12

Specs say the hubs are 36h which tells me 36 spokes in the wheel. Looking at this bike on display at my local REI, the wheels have 32 spokes. I asked at the store and they didn't know what was going on. What gives?

Asked by: GM biker
The wheels have 32 spokes. Thank you for calling this to our attention, we will have our specs updated shortly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-01
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