Was riding bike less than an hour after receiving box, and I’m a careful patient dude.
Ordered the 52cm based on my height and it was definitely too small.
Ordered the 55cm based on my inseam and it’s great.
Transferred the packing material from the 55 to the 52 as I unpacked the 55, and returned the 52 with the $49 shipping label provided by Spot (vs. $250+ I’d have paid for a beefier box and shipper fees), full cost of 52cm bike cordially refunded by Spot.
Stock ‘touchpoints’ (seat, grips, pedals) were pretty good for no-name components.
The arc of the top tube really elevates the appearance of this bike in person.
I too thought the dynamo hub was silly but now I’m quite happy to have it.
I too got a professional fitting as a sanity check on the handlebar height etc, and now I always feel better when I get off the bike than when I got on, physically and spiritually.
Cons: I’d have gone for a dark matte green, red, orange or brown paint color option if it were available. Also I routed the shifter cable on the same side as the rear brake line for a more natural curve/wrap (cable was turning my headlight on and off when I turned!).
I love riding this bike. Here is what it looks like after loading it down with 6 lbs of nerdy urban realityware - I tried hard to stay in keeping with the Helicopter Black vibe. IMHO it still looks pretty BA for a commuter:
Thank you Spot Bikes for providing the platform for my Dream Bike!