- bike size
- no frills
The bike is great. It was easy to put together. Looks sharp and rides very smooth. Get compliments on the color and tire treads.
I am so glad that I purchased this bike! I was worried that the bike would be too big or that putting the bike together would be a challenge. However, the bike size was perfect and putting the bike together was fast and painless. I have been riding nonstop since. Highly recommend.
I bought this bike 2 years ago and unfortunately it was stolen. But I loved it so much, I bought it again. Its such a simple and easy bike. It's no frills which I love, because it means very few things can break. It's light and easy to carry up or down stairs. Cannot recommend this highly enough.
Awesome bike. Took 20 mins to assemble. Ride is amazingly smooth. Looks so beautiful, got many compliments. Highly recommend.
First, I have to say that I absolutely love my Mantra. I got it for a smoking good deal. In my opinion, it's worth every single penny. That's not to say that this is a top-of-the-line bicycle by any means. There are obvious areas in which costs were cut, like the brake levers, which have way too much play and feel like they're made of brittle metal. The seat post and pedals are generic as generic comes. But other areas where a few splurges helped raise the level of the machine. I appreciate the forged crankset. I appreciate the sealed hubs. I appreciate the durable and rideable Kenda tires, which have taken a lot of miles with good feel and wear. Could it use a chromoly frame instead of a hi-ten steel one? Can't replace the "feel of steel," right? Well, to get that 6160 goodness, carbon forks, nice brake set? You have to step up to the Drome for that. But, who needs brakes on a fixie anyways? Am I right? It's a super fun bike, as a commuter and city ride. It could probably be used for some light training, but I wouldn't consider it a proper road bike or of that sort. I would definitely recommend this as a great starter fixie, of the same ilk as others in this price range and construction. It's a reasonable first step before you consider stepping up to some a bit costlier.