The Bruiser is a favorite among men looking for that recreational cruiser to fit the true needs of a guy. The Bruiser name suits it well, this is a guy’s guy bike.
With the added gears the Bruiser 3 Speed has added capability versus a traditional single speed cruiser bike. The three speed internal gear system it features is made by Shimano, and is one of the easiest gear systems to use and operate. All of the shifting takes place inside the rear wheel, which means no longer does the chain have to move for the bike to change gears. This means less maintenance and less possibility of future problems. The gears ride smooth, shifts easily and seamless. For the recreational rider, the three gears provide just enough variance in speeds to cover the three basics of all rides, uphill riding, cruising and flat riding, and downhill, high speed, and flat straight away riding. There is only one cable for the gear system so the design is not cluttered or overwhelming. The ride is smooth and effortless, the wide tires and spring saddle make the ride soft and comfortable. The brake system is a coaster brake, which means the rider pedals backwards to stop, just like the original beach cruisers.
The design is catered to the true man with the thick top tube design, extended length frame and the all black components. The frame has an extra two inches of length compared to a standard cruiser design, giving riders more distance from the handlebars and better arm extension. Don’t think you have to be tall to ride this bike though, while it is a good option for taller men, it is also extremely comfortable for average height men. If your arms feel cramped on a standard frame, The Bruiser would be a good alternative. All of the components on this bike are painted black, which not only adds a very tough and sleek feel to the bike, but it also will protect all components from the elements. The paint will act as a protectant and sealant to prevent rusting even if you live in a very moist environment, including by the ocean. The Bruiser 3 speed is available in several colors with different colored wheel options.