Charge plug 1

MoG

Über Member
Location
Notts
Hi,

Still considering whether or not to buy a Charge Plug 1.
Has anyone ever ridden one off road? I dont mean anything heavier or more demanding than canal towpaths.
 
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MoG

Über Member
Location
Notts
Apologies for posting thread twice. Dont know how to delete?!
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
Haven't had any experience with that bike but my old Dawes 531 bike with drops handles the rough roads and tracks down here fine. I'd advise using min 28c tyres though, which I suspect it has already.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
They have fat chunky tyres, at least the 2014 one did. Personally, I think those tyres would be more suited to towpaths than roads

If the right size, the 2014 is quite a good price from wiggle at £300. 32mm Chunky tread tyres

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-plug-1-2014/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&kpid=5360606250&sku=5360606250&ci_src=18615224&ci_sku=5360606250uk&ds_e_ad_type=pla&utm_source=google&utm_term&utm_campaign=Charge+-+Shopping&utm_medium=base&utm_content=syp1EzrqI_dt|pcrid||pkw||pmt||prd|5360606250uk&dest=1&curr=GBP
 
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MoG

Über Member
Location
Notts
Thanks for the replies.. Have bitten the bullet and started the cyclescheme process for a 2014 Plug 1. Just hope my 51 yr old legs are up to the 20 mile (one way) commute! It has 42 /16 gearing - does anyone know how suitable that is for the long hill up through Castle Donington?
 
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GGJ

Veteran
Location
Scotland
42T-16 will be fine, it gives you a 69.1 gear inch, I run a 48T-18 giving me a 70.2 gear inch on my S/S and am a lot older than 51 and have never had to get off and push the bike up an incline yet
 

Dan87

Formerly fixieplugrider
Location
Coventry
i have the plug 2 which is pretty much the same bike. the 32 tyres are decent and i can imagine they will be fine on the canal paths.
the gearing is at a fair enough ratio too even for the untrained legs i had when i first got it. the bike overall is brilliant especially now with the "end of season" price drops. you wont be disappointed :smile:
 
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