So, eleven months later I acquired it residence, unpacked it, connected the battery, wheels & bike seat, connected pedals, and took it for a trip. Clean, shifts higher than something I’ve ever owned, and hopefully I will by no means have to regulate something on it.
A dozen rides on, I began noticing that it felt heavy, like when swashing up hills. So, immediately I pulled the dimensions from the toilet, measured myself with and with out bike… 11kg!!!??? (24.2 kilos)
I’m completely shocked… and upset. Whereas the bike is a 60cm, should not it weigh nearer to 7-8 kg? (15.4-17.6 lbs) It weighs greater than my first BikesDirect bike, a 2010 aluminium body, carbon stays & forks GrandSprint highway bike, which weighs about 8kg iirc.
I am properly previous the return interval. The wheels are metal, that is the one factor I may improve, however for the cash (USD 3,000) I anticipated a lot better. I’ve by no means owned a highway bike this heavy! Even my 35 years outdated bike weighed ~8 kg … a Centurion Ironman.
I am largely right here to forewarn future consumers contemplating BikesDirect… you could not get your cash’s price when shopping for one thing that has “carbon” in it. I additionally am open to ideas.