Huffy bike company moving Dayton headquarters near Dayton Mall

From their seat posts to the handlebars, everything offers a comfortable ergonomic position. Today, huffy mountain bike are designed with comfort and value in mind, with well-padded saddles, big tires, and comfort-focused designs throughout their range. The competitive pricing of Huffy’s sale models can be a very appealing choice for those looking to start their electric bicycle journey. However, be aware that budget bikes are only suitable for light use and may require more maintenance than higher-priced models.

The frameset, made from fully butted 6061 aluminium, features front and rear rack mounts as well as mudguard, (or fender) eyelets. This makes it well suited for light touring, commuting and winter training rides. This versatility is reflected in the generous stack height, the slack-ish headtube angle and the long chainstays, all of which point to a stable and comfortable ride. A recommendation from one of our trusted US testers, the Diamondback Haanjo offers something a little different when compared with the pure road bikes in this list. In 1966, Huffman introduced a new long-wheelbase bicycle frame called the Rail. The new frame was approximately 4″ to 5″ longer than previous models.

Go gravel riding farther and faster with high performance, full suspension. Huffy Corp., now based in Centerville, is planning to move to a 50,000-square-foot headquarters that will give the company 40 percent more space to design and showcase its sample bikes. The Huffman Manufacturing Co. had a plant in Celina, where the bulk of the company’s bicycles were being produced. Often, you’ll not get a full Shimano groupset, with the chainset swapped out for one from FSA or another brand.

Most cassettes at the rear start with an 11-tooth sprocket, giving you a usefully high top gear. As you might expect, the Brand X road bike is fitted out with rim brakes rather than the more expensive disc brake calipers. Cables are also external rather than running through the frame or boasting full outers, so they may be more prone to contamination. This isn’t an unusual feature in a lower priced bike though. Rebranded and redesigned, the aluminium frame now comes with a carbon bladed fork. The Triban 520 has also switched to disc brakes in the form of TRP’s well regarded HY/RD mechanical offerings.

But we were impressed by the frame’s efficiency and the quite racy geometry, although there’s a bit of road buzz on less smooth surfaces. The Boardman own-brand components work well and are comfortable. Boardman’s wheels are tubeless ready if you want to upgrade the tires.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but something to be aware of. The lowest price bikes may use 7-speed Shimano Tourney or derailleurs from Microshift. There are even fenders / mudguard and rack mounts if you want to use the Brand X road bike for commuting or all-weather duties. Designed with ‘balanced’ geometry, its ride position is comfortable enough but you can slam the stem for a more aggressive ride.

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This means it’s not as stiff but rather more forgiving over long distances. If you’re planning on tackling a gruelling Gran Fondo or Sportive then comfort is of greater importance. Importantly though it still makes for a lightweight frameset – when we last reviewed it our size small tipped the scales at just over 8.6kgs.

The wartime “civilian transport model” was a stripped-down version that consisted of little more than two wheels, a brake, fender, frame, seat, pedals, light-weight tires and no chain guard. On the other hand, with the smaller jumps between gears, you may be more comfortable with a closer ratio cassette, as it will better allow you to choose an appropriate gear for the terrain. There can be quite large jumps on a wider ratio cassette and lower spec groupsets may give you clunky shifting between them.