This seems like a good deal for this bike. Normally $399!
This is going straight to the pool room.
lol yes… mine is in the garage. Its a very light bike, great for fitness!
Bonnie Doon here I come.
Freewheel. Okay for a pub bike or someone who rides a bike a few times a year but not even good enough for a regular commuter
I'd say it's perfect as a commuter…particularly if someone's not too fit and they won't notice too much of a difference…could certainly do much worse
Maybe as a starter but it will require replacement after some point
This might be better than the ones I had years ago but I wouldn’t bother if it was to be ridden daily
Riding is 10% brains and 95% muscle. Rest is just good luck.
@dins: Good equipment certainly helps
Bent axles and worn bearings needing repair or replacement every couple of thousand kms isn’t ideal
My advice is avoid freewheel if you plan to ride regularly
@choofa: But it's every Aussie family's dream. A quarter acre block. A Pool Room. A barbie. An airport over the back fence. And a trusty Triban freewheeler.
@dins: 95 + 10 = 105% sorry I'm confused now
@UrbionPT: You telling me you haven’t unlocked the extra 5% of your brain?
@UrbionPT: It’s the constitution. It’s Mabo. It’s Justice. It’s Law. It’s the Vibe.
It’s been this price for ages, I would go for this for the same price https://decathlon.com.au/products/triban-100-road-bike-15207...?
Same bike but with drop bar?
May I know why you would go for this?
Usually it’s easier to resell drop bars from my experience
Drop bars are so much more comfortable. You have so many extra holding positions, so you're able to rest your hands simply by changing your grip. Add a handle bar riser and you have the best of both worlds. That's my config. I can ride almost upright and go low when I need to (though I generally prefer upright).
That's just appalling.
The 7 speed 14-34 rear cassette (or is it a freehub?) looks exactly the same as one that was on my son's kiddy mtb.
It's not clear what the front chainring is, but if it was 40 tooth front chainring, you'd spin out on 40/14 pretty quickly.
40-34 should get you up most inclines, but be aware, this is a heavy bike that isn't going to be that nice to ride.
But if $200 is all you have…
This is a bike for riding to the train station, shops, or school.
The gearing is fine for city riding where you can't go very fast.
I have a folding bike of similar quality and gear range, and it does the job. Doesn't go on 50km group rides on a Sunday though :)
It is $199, will work okay. 11kg isn't heavy but its not light for a basic road.
The freewheel is junk though. That is a cheap mountain bike freewheel and a useless first gear on a road bike. The Altus shifter is a minor plus on an entry level bike.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone
11kg is incredibly light for a cheap bike.
I hope the wheels are not too easily bent.
@manic: True. It’s not bad value. I wouldn’t buy it as I know the paths I ride on it wouldn’t last. But for $199 it’s actually reasonably good
$199 bike, $194 shipping.
Am I reading this right that it's only got 7-speed gears? Isn't that woefully inadequate? Most have 21?
The right 7 gears are more than enough. The first gear on this bike is a joke. The rest are fine. You will do 95% of your riding on 3 or 4 gears.
This bike isn’t for ozbargainers.
When you only have seven gears, that set of ratios makes a lot of sense. Google "alpine freewheel".
Fair enough. I guess I don’t ride up hills steep enough to warrant a gear like that.
I’ve had similar and probably the same ratios on my bikes and never used that first gear. But I can see maybe if I was riding up a huge hill I might need it
@choofa: It depends on the chainring size, and where you live, but its nice not to have to get off and walk on a steep hill.
No big climbs here, but plenty of short-steep ones around the river.
This bike looks crap sorry!
Couldn’t agree more! Try Gumtree instead.
This would bbe a good bike to put a front hub electric motor kit and experiment with electric transport!
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