Framed Elite 1.0 for Women is another offering by Framed. Simplicity has been the theme for many framed bikes and this is also one of those bikes where the main idea is keeping things as simple as possible. The bike is ideal for cruising along the city roads with ease and grace. Equipped with an Alloy frameset with Steel fork, the bike weighs only 30 pounds and is extremely easy to handle. Shimano components have been used for gearing and the bike has a 7 speed gear range which makes it ready to face any kind of terrain. The stylish looks of the bike also works to its advantage as the bike naturally attracts eye-balls. All the components of the bike have been chosen keeping in mind the performance of the bike and the comfort of its riders. The best thing about the bike is its price and if you compare it with other bikes with the same set of components and features, you will straight away see that this bike is quite a bargain.
It is equipped with 700Cx28C TIG Welded Alloy Frame; 700C Steel Rigid Fork with Steel Steerer Tube; A-head Headset; 10 millimetres x 3 pcs. Spacers; Sealed BB Bottom Bracket and Axle; Steel Black Chainring and Steel Black Cranks; Z50 Chain; Steel Low-rise Handlebar (Width 600 millimetre, rise 30 millimetre); Alloy A-head 4-Bolt Stem (Ext: 90 millimetre); Steel 14Gx36H Front and Rear Hubs; 14G Steel Spokes with Steel Nipple; Shimano Front and Rear Derailleurs; Shift Lever (Right only); 700C Single Walled Alloy Rims (14Gx36H); 700Cx28C Tires with Butyl Tubes; Steel V Front and Rear Brakes; Alloy Silver Brake Levers (Right and Left) with Plastic Black Brackets; PP, 9/16 inches Pedals with Ball and CPSC Reflectors; PU Padded Black Saddle; Alloy 300 Millimetre Seatpost and Alloy Seatclamp with quick release feature.
Shopping for women’s bike can be difficult and the options are limited. The Framed Elite 1.0 for Women is an excellent option in this category. The bike is equipped with an aluminium frameset which keeps the weight of the bike in check and makes it weigh only 30 pounds. As a result, the bike is nimble and extremely easy to handle. The 7-speed gear range of the bike makes it ready to scale a variety of terrains. This bike can be used as a commuter or just for riding.
The bike is fairly straight forward to assemble. The Shimano shifters of the bike do a good job allows smooth and efficient shifting. The brakes also do a fine job in bringing the bike to a quick halt. The saddle though might seem a bit uncomfortable and it is best to have it replaced if you feel any kind of discomfort.
The ride quality offered by this bike is pretty smooth and the bike can serve as a reliable and solid alternative city commuter. The price of the bike is quite reasonable and this bike is definitely value for your money.