The SRAM Omnium crankset w/GXP bottom bracket are definitely pricey, but I will say they are definitely well worth the cost! It is 100% better than the cranks that come stock on the 4130 series. I noticed instantly the smooth feel of the ride as soon as I changed them and it is made everything better on the feel, including sprints, climbing, and sustainment. It was extremely easy to install and definitely bring a much cooler look and feel to the overall aesthetic of the bike. So far, I have had them on my bike for a couple of weeks now and have loved every ride with them! I would highly recommend the SRAM Omnium crankset to anyone who is looking to upgrade. Definitely worth the buy and you won’t regret it.
I’ve wanted a state bike for years I just recently had The means to get one I’m in love great bike for the price good performance and everyone always compliments me on it
Excellent frame and geometry for city surfing and long distance rides(75km +) since I do a lot of uphill in my town.
Bought Blue Jay and love it. Upgraded the bars to carbon fiber with wider grip and an alloy neck riser. Love my bike. I think carbon fiber front fork is next! I get compliments wherever I go. I love the fixed gear and it's hard to believe but whether on flat ground or climbing a hill it's just awesome... Buy one!👍
Really impressed for the quality for the price. Was slightly worried when other reviews mentioned the cap being too small. I have a slightly larger than average cap size, but this cap stretches enough to fit my dome well without being too tight. I also like the design in the side.
Fits under my helmet and is breathable. I feel the bill could be shaped a little better, but that's down to personal preference, I wish it were a touch wider.
Very glad I purchased, now my lady can make fun of me for another 'dorky' piece of cycling gear. If you're considering a cycling cap, this is a great one. Can't beat it at this price.
It's super fun to ride and looks great too. The wheels were out of true when they came but no other mechanical issues so far! I upgraded the seat and pedals for my liking, over all it's a solid bike. I'm 5'3 with a 29in inseam and got the 46cm, it's a pretty good fit. My bf's jealous of the slick sparkly purple.
Bike feels great out of the box. Assembly was reasonably easy.
Overall riding feel is stable and fun.
Drivetrain is responsive and the stock ratio is fine for a little climbing as long as you are happy to hurt a little.
Generally good value for money and great if you want a project bike to customize that rides nice out of the box.
Small dent in the frame but not significant enough to go through the hassle of returning.
the paint work is a little mediocre in general. Lets say It looks great from a distance or going by at 25 mph.
I had to disassemble and properly grease all of the screws, hub bolts, lock-ring etc. Not a big deal just know this is an important step if you are assembling yourself.
Bar tape... not sure why you are wrapped backwards.
Chainring could be better (the teeth look a little rough but it still feels pretty good when you put down some power)
Things I upgraded in the first 2 weeks / immediately
Pedals = Odyssey Platforms with Hold Fast Straps
Saddle = ISM PN 1.1
Bartape = fi'zi:k tempo microtex
I am super stoked on this bike especially after the upgrades I mentioned. It would have been 5 stars had it not been for the dent and the sloppy paint work.
The bike feels like a dream! I love the elegant and simple design. I think about it all day at work and can't wait to get home to ride.
I can’t believe how much these forks eat the bumps and vibrations from rough roads! They are so light( actually thought the box was empty when it was delivered)! They are worth every penny! You won’t be disappointed with this addition to your bike!!!!!
I like the bike - wanted to just exchange handle bars but just got a 50% new ones instead...
If you aren't able to commit more money to a bike, this is a great option. I bought it as my first bike, and have been slowly upgrading the parts/ personalizing the look as I go. The only thing I had to change right away to enjoy the ride was the seat and the pedals. The other modifications were nice to have's. I was originally pretty regretful about going with a hi-ten steel frame instead of a nicer material, but after upgrading the wheels, stem, and handlebars, I got the weight down to sub-20 lb's and I couldn't be happier with the bike. I'm still rolling on the stock drivetrain and have not complaints about it.
The frame color is also gorgeous - I get compliments all the time.
Super solid straps and grippy, comfortable pedals as advertised. Very pleased with my purchase
This is an awesome bicycle, especially at its price point. I bought it to take my toddler on rides and it serves that purpose wonderfully. I'm nit-picking here - but I would have loved to see a higher quality hand brake (there's a bit too much play in the included ones) and steel/chrome pedals (as opposed to the standard black plastic).
Very pleased, the 18 tooth freewheeling cog gets me up these hills. Service and and support were terrific.