The Civia Lowry is a perfect bike for riding around Tucson and The Loop. It has a comfortable upright style, yet is efficient to peddle, geared correctly for the flat terrain you'll encounter, and weighs only 24lbs. The 1.5" (38mm) tires are the ideal width - wide enough to absorb bumps but skinny enough for low rolling resistance. Best of all, we've upgraded the tires to Schwalbe Marathon Plus, the gold standard for toughness and quality. Has single gear, front & rear lever brakes, & kickstand.