This part of the Retrospec Mantra Fixie Bicycle review will be vital for the average user to understand the technicalities of this fixie bike. But worry not, we will simplify this review for you as much as possible.
To start off, fixie bikes are very simplistic in nature. And Retrospec Bicycles such as the Mantra Fixie Bicycle is no exception. Stripped off most of the complicated gearing systems, the Retrospec Mantra Fixie Bicycle is light. But do not be underestimate this bicycle because of its lightness, as it is capable of holding upto 220 lbs max weight.
This fixie bike also comes with Kenda Kwest tires that allow you to commute even when it is raining hard thanks to its wheels’ smooth rounded edges and high volume water displacement grooves. Moreover, while fixie bikes generally do not have brakes, these Retrospec bikes are given handlebar brakes for novices who are not used to backpedaling.
Furthermore, this bike can also be switched from a fixed gear bike to a single gear bike that allows you to coast, allowing you to rest while riding the bike.
Let us now move to the feature analysis section of our Retrospec Mantra Fixie Bicycle review to have an in-depth look into the bike’s features.
1. Flip-Flop Hub
The Retrospec Mantra comes with a flip-flop hub system in its rear wheel that allows you to switch it from a fixed gear bike to a single gear bikes with a simple flip of the rear wheel. Simply fix your bike’s chain to either the fix gear cog on the rear wheel to be able to skid stop, or the single gear cog to be able to coast freely.
2. Handlebar Brakes
Generally, fixie bikes have no brakes. Just stopping the pedals from moving is enough for you to skid stop to a halt. But the Retrospec Mantra comes with handlebar brakes to complement with its flip-flop system as you switch it into a single gear bike.
The flip-flop hub and handlebar braking system are great for novices of fixie bikes who are not entirely familiar with fixed gear bikes, as well as to avoid accidents that may result from the limited knowledge.
3. Strong Rims and Tires
The bike’s Kenda Kwest tires are highly weatherproof tires that make sure no water with the help of its smooth rounded edges and high volume water displacement grooves. This allows you to zoom through city streets, even during heavy rain, without worrying about the tires. The tires also have great traction to help you skid brake responsively.
The double wall super deep V-Star rims are also capable of taking some punishment, being able to handle light impacts.
As seen in our Retrospec Mantra Fixie Bicycle review, the Retrospec Mantra Fixie barely has any major negative points. It gives you magnificent comfort and flexibility in your commuting style as you can zoom through narrow nooks and crannies in traffic. A durable bike that is accessible for both beginners and experts alike.
In this review of ours, we hope that we have managed to give you a clear idea of the things this fixie bike can do for you. For those who expect to own the best fixed gear bike for beginners and experts alike, that is comfortable to use and has flexibility in its usage, this might be your befitting choice.