Tour de France Advantage Elite is the ultimate commuter vehicle that you have been searching for. It has been designed as a hardcore commuter ready to take on any kind of terrain. If you are somebody who depends heavily on his or her bike, this one can be your perfect choice. It comes loaded with lots of nitty-gritty stuff to facilitate your daily ride. For example, the bike comes with fenders which keep the water out and makes sure the things that are being carried are dry and prevents dust and gravels from entering. It is equipped with front and rear lights powered by the wheel-generated electricity to keep you safe at night. The light alloy frame of the bike makes the bike extremely easy to handle and the Shimano drive trains makes it ready to scale any terrain with utmost ease and grace. This bike is aimed at those who are looking for commuter bicycle which offers reliability, performance, ease of use and durability with in an affordable price and this bike offers you all of these.
The bike comes with an Alloy Frame; Rear Cargo Rack; 1-1/8th Steel Fork; Shimano Shifters; Promax Alloy Stem(Adjustable); Dotek Alloy Triple Crankset (48/38/28t, 170 millimetre); Alloy Pedals; Double Walled Alloy Rims (700C); 36h Alloy Hubs with Fenders; Innova 700c/35c Tires; Shimano Deore Front Derailleur; Shimano Acera Rear Derailleur; 60 centimetre Back Sweep Alloy Handlebar; Alloy Seatpost (27.2, 300 millimetre);Vader ED Saddle without Clamp;
Do not get confused by the name of this bike! Tour de France Advantage Elite is not for racing; it has been designed as a pure commuter bicycle and as a commuter, it succeeds in flying colours. The bike comes with an alloy frame which makes the bike extremely light. The bike weighs around 30 pounds and offers an extremely smooth ride experience. The designers of this bike have equipped it with lots of small things which are quite impressive. For example, the wheels of this bike generate electricity which is used to power the front and back lights. The bike comes with a rear rack and a fender to facilitate carrying things.
The bike does not ship fully assembled and the instructions that ship with the bike are quite useless. You might have to take it to your local bike shop to get it set up and tuned properly. The tires are pretty low end and you might have to think of getting those replaced.
Overall, the ride quality offered by this bike is quite smooth and enjoyable. As a commuter bike, it functions really well. It is quite light and fast. The power transfer is also good. It comes with a very reasonable price tag and if you are looking for a bicycle solely for commuting purposes, this bike is definitely recommended.