Charge Plug 5 Road Bike -- 2015
Save $1,100.02 (55%) $899.97 MSRP $1,999.99
The British brand Charge has been making exceptional bikes for quite some time.They produce innovative bikes that are contemporary, functional, and quite simple to comprehend; no small feat in this day and age of advanced technology and sophisticated materials. That's why we love this brand -- they get people that ride bikes and what matters most to them because they love to ride as well. They think about the design and engineering a lot, so that when it comes time to ride the bike, the rider doesn't have to think about the bike at all.
The value of a bike always begins with its frame. With the Plug 5, the value is exceptional. Tange Prestige steel is seamless, double-butted and heat-treated chromoly that has a high tensile strength. That means supreme durability, performance strength, and ride quality. That's why so many road riders choose steel. You can hold your line when you hit a pothole and keep your muscles from becoming prematurely fatigued over the length of Sunday ride. By choosing chromoly, Charge can unlock all of its virtues when they use it in the right application: the unforgiving pavement.
22 gears? Yes, the Plug 5 features SRAM Rival 11-speed drivetrain complete with powerful hydraulic disc brakes. Charge went with an 11/28 cassette -- the best gear range for lots of hills and descents. Dependable Charge Shield Lite static handlebar, stem, and seatpost components add reliable handling to an already agile bike. Plus, a set of Alex rims with SRAM disc hubs are laced up with Kenda puncture resistant 28c tires. The Plug 5 delivers the goods and the good looks to match.
- Tange Prestige frame and disc brake fork take all of the pavement punishment and still keep you feeling comfortable.
- A SRAM Rival 22-speed drivetrain and compact SRAM Rival crank make an ideal match to sharp grade changes in the road.
- Alex doublewall rims with SRAM brand disc hubs and Kenda puncture resistant tires can handle any daily pavement task.
- SRAM HRD 700 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors bring all of the lessons learned from years of mountain bike braking performance to the road.