Charge Plug 3 Road Bike - 2016. If there's on one thing you need to know about the Charge Plug 3, it's a bike that delivers more fun for every ride. Thanks to its aluminum frame, massive tire clearance, and smart component choices, it's a bike that can take you (almost) anywhere you want to ride. At the heart of the Charge Plug 3 is a 6061 butted aluminum frame, that's stiff, lightweight, and super durable. It's outfitted with fender and rack mounts, and can clear up to a 42mm+ tire. Custom disc tabs at the rear dropout help stiffen up the rear end for optimal braking performance. Up front, the Plug 3 features a straight blade carbon fiber fork to help smooth out road (or fire road) chatter and keep the gram count low. A reinforced disc tab on the left fork leg helps keep brake chatter to a minimum. Charge outfitted the Plug 3 with the all-new, redesigned Shimano Tiagra 4700 10-speed groupset, which just may deliver the best value for the money you'll find anywhere, thanks to a healthy amount of trickle down technology. That's because Shimano did more than just take their old 10-speed groupset and rebrand it. The shifters have been designed for an easier lever throw, improved ergonomics, a smoother shifting rear derailleur, and a front derailleur with a longer lever arm for increased leverage and better shifting performance. A set of Promax DSK-300 mechanical disc brakes provide all-weather and all-terrain stopping power. You'll brake with confidence no matter where you ride. Rounding out the package are some excellent components from Charge. Charge Disc hubs, laced to a set of nice and wide Alex DRAW 1.9P rims, are all wrapped up in Maxxis Roamer Custom 700x42mm tires for plenty of cushion and traction. Charge is well-known for their excellent line saddles, and they've chosen the endurance-minded Spoon model here for plenty of support and comfort. Build kit (seatpost/stem/bars) is also supplied by Charge, with some durable and great looking alloy components.
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