Nashbar WR1 Women’s Road Bike

July 20, 2014 0

Nashbar WR1 Women's Road Bike

The Nashbar WR1 women’s road bike offers some excellent features under a small budget. The bike comes with an aluminium frameset and a carbon fork. The aluminium frame makes it extremely light as well as strong while the carbon frameset delivers a smooth and delectable ride experience by absorbing the unexpected undulations of the road. Shimano Sora components have been used for gearing and it provides a 10 speed gear range equipping it to handle any kind of terrain with ease and grace. The Tektro RL 312 series brakes provide precision braking with control and stability under any and every kind of conditions. Alex R 500 wheels are extremely reliable and come with the promise of durability. The bike can be used for riding, exercising and commuting and it excels in all these fronts. The bike is available at the lowest price possible and looking at the set of components and features on offer, this bike is quite a deal.Specifications
The Nashbar WR1 for women comes equipped with a 6061 Aluminium Frameset; Carbon Fork with 1-1/8th Chromoly Steerer; 1-1/8th Alloy Headset; Alloy 50/39/30T 9-speed Crankset; Shimaon Sora Shifters; Tektro Alloy Levers; 6061 Allou Double Butted Handlebar (31.8 millimetre Clamp, 130 millimetre Drop); Alloy Stem with 31.8 millimetre Clamp (12o Rise); Shimano Sora Triple Front Derailleur; Shimano Sora 9-speed Rear Derailleur; Shimano Tiagra 9 speed Cassette; Tektro RL-721 Brakes; Alex R-500 Rims; 14g Stainless Steel Spokes; Formula Alloy Hubs (32H , Sealed); Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700×23 Tires(60 TPI); Wellgo Pedals; Kalloy Seatpost (27.2×300 millimetre); Velo Saddle; KMC HG-73 Chain and Velo Grip with EVA Cork.

Review
The Nashbar WR1 for women is another offering by Nashbar. This one comes with a 6061 Aluminium frame and a carbon fork. The bike is quite light and easy to handle and the ride quality offered is quite smooth and enjoyable. It comes with Shimano Sora shifters which have a proven track record of excellence and they certainly live up to the occasion; the shifting is extremely smooth and efficient. The Tektro RL-721 brakes play their part well and provide ample braking power with stability and control.
The wheels of this bike could have been a lot a better. They wear out quickly and are a bit on the thinner side. For commuting within the city, they do a fine job but if you are planning to ride it hard, you might want to replace those. The saddle and the pedals are not so good. The saddle is not as comfortable as you would have expected it to be and it might be a tad uncomfortable especially for long trips. It is best to have the saddle replaced for a comfortable ride experience.
The Nashbar WR1 is a compact bike which can be used for commuting, racing or weekend rides. Riding this bike is immense fun and the slick looks of this bike are definitely going to have a positive effect on your style quotient. The price point at which the bike is offered is more than reasonable and it is value for your money.

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