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The Felt Café 24 Deluxe W is an adorably affordable ride that might be the perfect solution for the fiscally-responsible female commuter.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Dam
Price: $599 USD | $689 CAD
Find it at: feltbicycles.com
The Felt Café 24 Deluxe W is an adorably affordable ride that might be the perfect solution for the fiscally-responsible female commuter. It came with a lightweight, step-through aluminum frame, white-walled puncture-resistant tires and a kickstand. You can pick from either a sassy Tangerine or a more organic Swiss Coffee color scheme.
Its 24-speed Shimano Revo twist-shift gears are easily accessible, comfortable and readable while riding. The brown super-soft grips, seat and saddlebag (in the Swiss Coffee model) give the bike a clean, finished look, which is complimented by a chic rear rack, cup holder, clip-on saddle bag, rear carrier and safety bell.
The Café is finished off with an adorable cup holder, which is great if you avoid uneven terrain. One good bump, though, and you can kiss your coffee goodbye.
The Café’s thicker frame gives it a much younger look and feel, which could be more appealing to the 20- and 30-something crowd.
The Felt Café 24 Deluxe W is a great buy for any girl looking for a chic and stable commuter. It gets great style points for those who aren’t brand snobs, is an appropriate segue for beginners into the bike lifestyle and offers appealing affordability.