Gravity Ave FB 

July 13, 2014 0

Gravity Ave FB 

The new Gravity Avenue FB is an entry level bike which can be used for riding, exercising or just for cruising along the city streets for fun. This bike comes with the Gravity RSeries Frame made of aluminium which makes the bike strong as well as light. The ride quality offered by this bike is extremely smooth and delectable. The bike uses Shimano components which have a proven track record of excellence. The Shimano Sora shifters allow smooth and efficient shifting and offer a 24 speed gear range which allows it to scale any kind of surface with utmost ease and grace. This bike is available in different sizes and the following is a rough guide that you can use to pick the right one according to your height.
Height 5’2’’ To 5’4’’:    43 centimetres
Height 5’4’’ To 5’7’’:    46.5 centimetres
Height 5’7’’ To 5’10”:   50 centimetres
Height > 6’               :   58.5 centimetres
This bike offers to you a complete package of speed, reliability and fun within a small budget and if you are looking for an entry level road bike which can also be used as an efficient commuter, this one is your best option.


Specifications
The bike comes with Gravity RSeries Aluminium  Frames with 2 Water Mounts and Replaceable Derailleur (rear) Hanger; Gravity Aero Profile Steel Fork; Aluminium Crankset; Sealed Cartridge Bottom Bracket; 9/16th Axle Pedals; Triple FD Front Derailleur (8-speed); Shimano Sora 8-speed Rear Derailleur; SunRace Cassette (12-25T); KMC or SunRace Chain (8 spd, no choice); Formula Aluminium Hub with Quick Release Feature; Stainless Steel Spokes; Alex R450 Double Walled Aluminium Rims; Blackwall 700x28C Tires with Presta Valve Tubes; CStar SLR Aluminium Brakes with Silver Finish; CStar Alloy SLR Road Brake Levers; Aluminium Alloy Black Flat Handlebar (26 millimetre); Threadless Aluminium Alloy Headset; Comfort Grips (Dual Compund); Gravity Road Saddle with Comfort Groove; Aluminium Alloy Seatpost with Micro-adjust (27.2 millimetre) and Machined Aluminium Alloy Seatclamp with bolt.

Review

The new Gravity Avenue FB comes equipped with an aluminium frame. The bike is quite light and easy to handle. Shimano Sora Rear Derailleur and the Shimano FD Front Derailleur function well and offer a 24-speed gear range. The gear shifting is smooth and efficient. The CStar brakes work well and offer precision braking with control and stability.
The ride quality of this bike is a bit on the rougher side. The steel fork fails to impress and the bike is not as smooth as you might have expected it to be. The wheels which are shipped with the bike are pretty cheap, low-end and too thin. You might want to get yourself a thicker set of wheels if you plan to put in long hours.
Overall, the bike performs pretty well and as an entry level bike, it is quite good. The price of this one is quite reasonable and if you are looking for an entry level bike which can be used for riding as well as commuting and occasional weekend rides, this one can be considered as an option.

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