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Excellent for the price and does what it says on the tin!
on 11 June 2012
Bought this for my husband to use mainly for going to and from work - short city commute. It was remarkably easy to assemble; altogether, I spent about an hour unpacking it and putting it together. After that, it could be ridden 'out of the box' without needing to adjust even the tension on the gears or brakes - fantastic!
It has now been used daily mon-fri without any issues, it runs very well. We took it for it's first longer cycle, about 20 km, partially off road, without any difficulties - performed nicely.
There are only a few small drawbacks / problems:
1) the saddle pole is a bit loose, and needed a layer of heavy-duty tape around it before it could be tightened enough for the saddle to stay at the right height. This is not great but it was easily solved and shouldn't put anyone off.
2) It is heavy! the boxed weight is 24 kg, so that the bike weighs around 20 kg. It is therefore not a bike for super-speedy whizzing around. But it is sold as a commuter bike and in this capacity the weight isn't much of an issue.
3) the back brakes rub slightly as assembled - could use minor adjustment (although we haven't actually bothered); but this is to be expected and it was more of a surprise to us that more adjustments of gears and brakes were Not needed.
So, overall, a fab cheap bike that is exactly as advertised.