Mountain Bikes can be a lot of fun, they can also provide you with a healthier lifestyle but how do you choose the right deal when there's so much jargon involved in buying one?
Well, I'm an expert in bikes, so I decided to pick one out and review it for you, cutting out all the jargon and throwing in clear concise facts so that you understand exactly what you're buying and what it does. This is the 2017 Gravity FSX 1.0 Dual Full Suspension Mountain Bike Review.
Features of The Gravity FSX 1.0 Dual Full Suspension Mountain Bike
You get a primary Suspension System here but one that is good value and does act as an excellent shock absorber. Reviewing Suspension is pretty simple: does it take pressure of the rider going around corners? And does it offer shock relief for straight line riding? The answer to both these questions is yes.
Front And Rear Derailleurs
Derailleurs help you change gears, so they're a vital part of a bike, but not many people understand them. When you decide to change gear, you send a message down from the handlebars to the derailleurs, which then change your gear for you.
The overall goal of any derailleur system is to be fast and smooth so that your riding experience is jolt-free. On the 2017 Gravity, you get derailleurs for the front and rear wheels, and this allows you a higher degree of control than with most bikes, along with quick gear changes.
The 2017 Gravity comes pre-assembled so all you have to do is pull it out of the box and start having fun riding it.
24 Speed Gear Shifts
The Gravity is one of the Best Entry Level Mountain Bike on the market because it has some fantastic Shimano components including the gear shifts.
You get three levels of speed and 24 gear shifts for perfect riding uphill, downhill and on a straight line. It's a good option for competition riding and also for those whose hobby is biking.
Front And Rear Disc Brakes
The Mechanical Brakes on the 2017 Gravity FSX 1.0 are much improved from previous models and are stronger than Cantilever Brakes. So, you don't get any sudden stops and going around corners is easier.
When you need to make an emergency stop, you can do it in a safe way and there is no skid. Riders always have complete control of the bike no matter what the situation.
Mechanical Brakes are also more smooth than Hydraulic Brakes so you'll experience less shaking than on other bikes.
These have become the standard in the industry for novice and intermediate riders because they don't weigh as much as larger wheels and they offer excellent control especially on rocky or uneven roads.
The saddle is adjustable so no matter what height you are, you'll be able to ride comfortably, although it is a little small and this is one area they could have improved upon.
Tips For Gravity FSX 1.0 Dual Full Suspension
Sit back in the saddle and bend your knee's. If you do this the size of the saddle won't matter all that much because this is how professionals do it.
Another benefit of sitting back uphill is that it'll help your suspension absorb more shock and you already have a pretty full suspension mountain bikes here.
Here you should shift your weight forward and bend your knees. Again this helps the Suspension, and it'll also help you go faster whatever gear you're in.
You should clean your bike at least once a month. This is advice I'd give riders of any bike because it'll make it last longer.
Get a bowl of warm water, which is slightly soapy and wipe down the gear system gently. Then clean the tires in the same way, before working your way up the bike to the handlebars. It's ok to press hard on the frame because it is made of sturdy Aluminum but remember lightly to clean all other areas of the bike.
Something else worth remembering is that you get pretty great brakes here on 2017 Gravity so you don't need to slam them too hard. Just tap them slightly and you'll achieve a smooth stop.
You get quality Shimano Gear Shifts here so you'll be able to change gear fast. But, a gradual move through the gears is always better than sharp changes from low gear to a very high one. Gradually move through the gears and you'll have a jolt-free ride.
There're some high-quality components on this bike including the Shimano Derailleurs, and the 26" Wheels. The Saddle is a little small but it doesn't affect the ride because they put in front and rear suspension. And if you follow the advice I gave you for riding, you won't experience any discomfort from the small saddle.
With a lightweight frame, 24 Speed Gear Shifts, and those terrific front and rear Brakes, you're guaranteed not only a fast ride but also a safe one.
This is a best quality bike for riders ranging from beginners to the experienced and I'd strongly recommend a purchase.