Ideally if you have decided to go hub geared for commuting then you want all the extra plus points which go with that choice.....
Number 1 on that list is a fully enclosed chainguard which you can always have on a hub geared bike.......but as you know so well is hard to find on the same old bikes you are shown in most bike shops !! So the T300 has the chain glider chainguard which is compact and very neat but still protecting the chain from adverse weather and your trousers or skirt from oil contamination.
The 8 speed shifter is twist grip but entirely reliable (unlike the derailleur geared twist grip monstrosities which have been prevalent over the last 15 or so years). A decent reliable twist grip changer means you can change gear on the move but also when stationary.......meaning that you do not have to anticipate gear selection each time you roll up at traffic lights.
The recently revamped Magura HS 22 rim hydraulic braking system is perfect for commuting bikes. The brake blocks from my experience last 3-4 times as long as vbrake pads and somehow produce much less swarth and dust. The hydraulic system is powered by mineral oil which is not hydroscopic and therefore needs no bleeding and almost minimal maintenance! They are superb!
Mudguards(SKS) , the lighting system ,the rack,the stand,the Japanese bell,neatly configured mini pump ........all coming as standard just make this bike the ultimate commuter .
The tyres at 42 mm give a great balance between comfort but still keep the bicycle incredibly sprightly.......and the T300 is very sprightly. It is a hard task to keep a hub geared commuting bike nippy and willing to "go". VSF are experts at this .......come and try and you will see what I mean.
One final point is the flexible handlebar positioning thanks to the very adjustable quill stem .......enabling you to sit up high if cycling in busy traffic or lowering to make the bike more sporty.
This is a great,great commuter cycle even if I say so myself !! But I do know about bikes........I have been doing this a long, long time and I know what is best for my customers............
|Showing upgraded Magura HS22 brake lever and easy to use and reliable 8 speed shifter.|
|Showing colour coordinated matt SKS mudguards and BandM 30 lux front led with standlight|
|Matt midnight is a beautiful yet discreet colour and very popular.|
|Showing attractive black coloured nexus chainset and front section of chainglider chainguard.|
|Shimano LX front hub dynamo|
|Adjustable quill stem with comfortable handlebar shape.|
|Revamped and stronger bolts allowing for easy adjusting of saddle.|
|Ever faithful Exal TX19 double walled rims with stainless spokes.|
|Rack mounted BandM rear led with standlight|
|The 2016 T300 8 speed. It is a perfect city commuter.|