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Charge Bikes Plug 2 Complete Bike - 2016

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Item # CRB0002

Your exploration command station.

Expanding on its lineup of purposeful bikes that get you from one rowdy place to the next, without a fuss, British-based Charge Bikes unveils its all-new Plug 2. This model within the Plug range gets treated with disc brakes, a carbon fork, and a reliable component package, giving you the ideal platform for both a speedy commuter and epic adventurer, without emptying your wallet.

Constructed with Charge's "All-Road" geometry and the tried-and- proven material of choice, 6061-series butted aluminum, the Plug range provides the versatility and durability necessary to take on the pavement, gravel, and dirt roads you’re likely to encounter out in the wild. The Plug is characterized by its burly wheels, rack and fender compatibility, and solid component selection, which really just means it's ready for you to throw a leg over it and get after it. The neutral geometry keeps you comfortable as the miles stack up, and its carbon fork and large-volume tires add up to cush rolling and long-haul durability.

The Plug 2 receives Shimano's reliable 2x8 Claris groupset, complete with a compact 50/34t crankset and an 11-32t cassette out back. Pro Max DSK-300 mechanical disc brakes handle stopping duties, with Maxxis' custom skinwall Roamers providing big doses of comfort, traction, and that all-important touch of retro style.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
6061 aluminum
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Headset:
1-1/8 in FSA No.16 integrated
Shifters:
Shimano Claris
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Claris
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Claris
Crankset:
50 X 34 t Shimano Claris
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano
Cassette:
11 - 32 t Shimano PG-280
Chain:
KMC X-8
Brakeset:
Pro Max DSK-300
Brake Type:
mechanical disc
Rotors:
160 mm Promax
Handlebar:
Charge compact bar
Grips:
Charge U-Bend 45deg
Stem:
Charge alloy
Saddle:
Charge Spoon
Seatpost:
Charge single bolt
Seat Collar:
Charge single bolt
Wheelset:
Alex DRAW 1.9P disc
Hubs:
Charge disc
Front Axle:
quick-release
Rear Axle:
quick-release
Tires:
Maxxis Roamer
Tire Size:
700 c X 42 mm
Pedals:
Wellgo alloy trekking
Recommended Use:
commuting, touring
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years
Actual Weight:
Satin Blue, M: 11330g

sizing chart

Plug size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Charge Bikes

Geometry Chart

 

Plug 2/3/4
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 50cm 55.5cm 14cm 71.5° 73° 6.9cm 43.5cm 101cm
M 54cm 56.5cm 15cm 71.5° 73° 6.9cm 43.5cm 102cm
L 57cm 57.5cm 16cm 71.5° 73° 6.9cm 43.5cm 103cm
XL 60cm 58.5cm 17cm 71.5° 73° 6.9cm 43.5cm 104.1cm

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Would this bike work for cycle-cross? Not the competitive kind, but the beer drinking recreational kind...

Hey Ben,



You could probably get away with using the Charge Bikes Plug 2 for cyclocross, at least recreationally, but it is going to be pretty heavy and I would recommend upgrading to a different tire better suited for dirt. Check out the Ridley X-Bow, X-Ride and X-Trail as other options that are cyclocross-specific.



Feel free to contact me directly with additional questions on this or other bikes.

Kyle

Expert Gearhead

klivingston@backcountry.com

801-736-4337