2013 Charge Tap Street Road BikeA nimble and fast riding bike with a more upright riding position for better comfort and visibility in traffic, the 2013 Charge Tap features everything you need to commute by bike or take on the neighborhood with confidence and ease.
One look and you can see that Charge is all about style. On closer inspection, the Charge Tap reveals itself as an incredibly competent commuter bike that everyone can enjoy. At the heart of the Tap is a seamless Tange Prestige double butted chromoly frame and Charge Whisk Tange Infinity fork. Tange steel is custom drawn and feels sprightly, comfortable and forgiving thanks to its road vibration dampening properties. Both Infinity and Prestige are formed using Tange's 90 years of experience in manufacturing steel tubes.
The Charge Tap blends fast-riding flat bar fashion with internally geared efficiency. The Shimano NEXUS 8-speed internal hub looks much cleaner than a regular derailleur and cassette and requires less maintenance. NEXUS Internal Hubs were born out of necessity in urban environments where bicycle transportation is a way of life. All the gear mechanisms, seals and robust construction have been meticulously engineered to deliver accurate and smooth shifting. A set of full-length and color matched fenders add to the urban aesthetic while keep unwanted road splash off of your gear and clothing.
The Tap has great attention to detail. A low-rise Shield handlebar positions you comfortably and increases your field of vision. Its 600mm width is perfect for handling with confidence without being so wide that it becomes a burden to navigating through tight circumstances. Widely used Alex DC19 rims are double walled to increase the overall longevity of your wheel set and a pair of 32c Charge Coaster tires are a great compromise between low rolling resistance and water-shedding grip.
- Designed to have the versatility of gears with the sleek style of the Plug
- Fully rack and mudguard compatible for all-year use
- Shimano NEXUS 8-Speed Internal shifting
- Double wall rims to withstand the rigours of the urban environment
- Charge Coaster tires provide all weather grip
2013 Charge Tap Street Road Bike
- bottom bracket:
- Truvativ powerspline
- Promax RC480
- Shimano 16t
- KMC Z410 rustbuster
- Truvativ E400
- Charge Whisk, Tange Infinity cro-mo
- Tange Prestige, Seamless, Double butted cro-mo
- front derailleur:
- Charge Sponge
- Shield Urban low riser, 600mm wide
- FSA TH-882
- Pro-Max 239A
- Wellgo Alloy trekking
- rack mounts:
- Yes, includes Steel fenders
- rear derailleur:
- Charge Spoon
- Shield, 2 bolt
- Shimano Nexus 8/s
- Shield, 31.8mm
- Charge Coaster, 700x32c
- Alex DC19, Double wall, 32H, R.HUB/ Shimano Nexus 8/s internal