If you are looking for an entry level road bike which offers high speed, is easy to handle and comfortable to ride and can be used for commuting as well as hitting the tracks, you can consider the Tour de France Packleader. It comes with an aluminium alloy frame and steel fork which make the bike light but strong at the same time. Shimano A050 drivetrain shifters with 16 speeds make shifting smooth and fast as well as provide a wide gear range enabling the bike to scale different terrains. The front and rear calliper brakes allow for precision braking with total control. With its slick and rakish looks, it attracts some attention and all this is available at a jaw-dropping price. Whether you’re looking for a vehicle for commuting or looking to get adventurous and hit the roads, The Tour de France Packleader perfectly fits the bill.
The bike comes with light but robust aluminium alloy frame ; double walled rims made of alloy with 700c double walled alloy steel/rim hubs; Wanda 700c tires ;Dotek steel double 52/48 crankset (170 millimetres); Shimano A050 derailleurs; Stell classis road drop handlebar (60 centimetres); Vader saddle 9/16 inches steel cage pedals.
The Shimano A050 drivetrain (16 speed ) gears and Caliper front and rear brakes are installed to provide you the ultimate riding experience.
Although the name might seem a bit ambitious for an entry level bike, Tour de France Packleader has the ability to serve multiple purposes. It is a superb commuter: light weight and easy to handle. The aluminium alloy frameset along with the steel fork make the bi-cycle strong, agile and track-ready at the same time. Shimano A050 drivetrain shifters do a fantastic job as always allowing for smooth and fast shifts. The front and rear calliper brakes also function efficiently. The bike has a stylish and slick look which definitely works to its advantage.
The pedals and the saddle provided with the bike are low end and you might want to get them replaced after you receive the bike. If you face any problem during assembly, take it to the local bike shop and make sure everything is in order. The tires are bit on the thinner side and if you are thinking of going off road, then be prepared to face a flat tire.
There are a very few number of customer reviews which are available right now for this bike. So, dependability and performance of this bike is still under the scanner and one has the perfect right to be sceptical. The specifications of the bi-cycle look formidable though and the price is more than just reasonable for a bike with these many features.