The Marine Argenta A6 2013 is a bicycle which can be used for commuting to your workplace, exercising as well as for club rides. Equipped with an aluminium frame which makes the bike strong as well as light at the same time, this one is ready to set the tracks ablaze. The bike comes with Shimano 2300 STI shifters which ensure smooth and efficient gear shifts. The 8-speed gearing mechanism provides you with ample options to face different type of surfaces with ease. Tektro R312 dual pivot brakes have been used to provide shear braking force with precision, stability and control. The slick and stylish look of the bike is a perfect recipe for turning heads. If you are looking for a bike which can serve as a commuter as well as be your companion on club or weekend rides, this bike is definitely for you.
The bike comes with 6061 Double Butted Aluminium Frame with EFG (Endurance Fit Geometry); Endurance Alloy Fork (1-1/8 inches); Shimano 2300 STI Shift Levers; Shimano 2300 Front and Rear Derailleurs; Tektro R312 Dual Pivot Front and Rear Brakes; Composite Pedals with Alloy Cage; FSA Vero Crankset (52/42/30T); Sealed Cartridge Bottom Bracket; HG-50 8 Speed Chain;12-25 8 Speed Cassette; Formula Front and Rear Hubs (28 Hole); Alex DC-19 Double Walled Rims with CNC Side Walls; 15 Gauge Black Stainless Spokes; Kenda Kiterium Tires (700x25C) and Marin Speed Concept Saddle with Cromoly Rails;
The 2013 Marine Argenta A6 is an intermediate level road bike which you can use for club or weekend rides. It can also be used as a commuter as well. Most of the bikes in this segment come with aluminium frames and this one continues on that path. It is equipped with a 6061 double butted aluminium frame. The frame is definitely sturdy and robust but not as light as you would have liked it to be.
Shimano 2300 Series components have been used for gears and they do alright. The shifting is smooth and efficient for the most part although some tuning is required. The Tektro brakes do a fine job and allow for precision braking with superior control and stability.
Assembling the bike is fairly straight forward if you have done something like this before. In case you face any hurdles, be sure to take it to your local bike shop. As mentioned above, derailleurs are not so well tuned out of the box and in most of the cases, they require some tuning to ensure smooth and efficient gear shifting.
The price of this bike is quite reasonable looking at the set of components used and the set of features available and if you are looking for a bike for commuting as well as riding within a small budget, this one can be a perfect choice.