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Tropical Cruise

Phat Cycles Aloha Mahalo 3

Phat Cycles Aloha Mahalo 3     Photo: Photo by Adam Levey

So what if you live in Kansas, not Kauai? This cruiser brings the beach to you. Hibiscus blossoms decorate the top tube, fenders, and chainguard. For late nights it has two sets of lights, one switch-activated and one motion-activated and concealed in the tail fin. Whitewall tires on black anodized rims and a smaller geometry (to fit a women's frame, naturally) deliver the final touches. And the ride is pure comfort, from the oversize, dual-spring saddle to the pedals, which have one smooth side for riding barefoot. And the Shimano three-speed grip shift needs just a gentle twist to keep you cruising up hills. For good or bad, this bike makes you feel like you're on vacation every day.

Phat Cycles Aloha Mahalo 3 $479 phatcycles.com

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