Bikepacking. Have it all.
If you have never ridden a dropbar handlebar bike or never ridden one in dirt then a flatbar may be a good option for you. It's the handlebar position you have likely known how to ride with for as long as you have been riding.
Being in a familiar riding position gives you confidence in steering and balancing. The shifting is all done with your thumb so you can maintain two fingers on the brake levers for those sudden stops.
With the flatbar you are able to fit bags and racks onto the handlebars without worrying about interfering with the handlebars themselves. Or you can leave the bags at home and ride those trails like a rigid mountain bike.
I was pleasantly surprised that the bike arrived within 5-7 days as promised. I ordered it on a Monday afternoon and received it that Sunday. Way to go! Although I had a bike mechanic assemble it, I got to ride it 3 days after original receipt! I was GLAD to get a new bike to ride. I like the handlebars and the color (green). I REALLY like the gear shift on the right side bar (on the flatbar model). Compared to my old bike, shifting is REALLY SMOOTH & easy. I am looking forward to putting it through it's paces on future rides (as I am currently riding on paved greenways/some dirt & gravel in the city). Thank You Poseidon!
I'm so glad y'all went with a flatbar version of the Redwood. This is a great looking bike with plenty of places to attach gear. Speaking of gears, it shifts smoothly and has a good range for what it is built for.
I had the green Redwood with the drop bar and sold it after my first ride. :) I loved the bike but my friend loved it more and wanted a gravel/adventure bike. I put a dropper post on it, Bontrager bar tape, xt pedals, bottle cages, tubeless WTB 650b x47 Venture tires. Now I have the black flat bar Redwood at the bike shop :) . Switching chain ring, cranks, bb. Installing XT pedals , Jones handlebar, seat post, ciclovation bar tape, bottle cages, WTB 650b x 47 Venture tires. Will post pics when done. Think I’ll keep this one. The bike rides great, comfortable and the capabilities are endless. Get one you won’t be sorry.
Bitchin bike for a bitchin price. Poseidon could raise their price and they’d still sell these without question. Smooth shifting and super comfortable ride.
Love the old school 90’s mountain bike look too. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it. Folks that see it mention how they like the color and the style.
Hit this one out of the park. Thanks again!