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Retrospec Mantra V2 Fixie Bicycle Review

hey guys this is a review of the
retrospect to Manta V 2 fixed gear
bicycle
there’s not many reviews for the mantra
especially not the V 2 so I’m going to
give my thoughts on this bike I have a
mountain bike for trails
you know an old comfort bike for luxury
rides but I wanted a light sleek trendy
bike for running up to the local store
or for riding through tight urban areas
things like that I like the low cost and
the minimalist looks of the fixies and I
live in a flat neighborhood so I have no
Hills meeting assistance from a gear to
help me climb so I looked around a bit
and I ultimately picked this one in the
matte black and I’ve had it for actually
a couple of months now as far as where I
bought it you know you should always
support your local bike store whenever
possible that being said since fixies
are more of a niche item and they may
not have a variety I did end up
purchasing this from Amazon for three
hundred dollars you know with the Amazon
Prime two days shipping somebody was
very easy it all came in one box just
attached the front tire right the seats
the pedals and the handlebars and that’s
all the assembly that was required the
brakes were adjusted fine and the wheels
were true comes with a flip-flop hub
right there so you can either use it as
a pure fixed gear bike where the pedals
are in motion
whatever the back tire is moving or just
flip the back tire around and use it as
a single speed with the freewheel or you
can close without moving yeah look a
traditional bike
I use the freewheel option which is
actually this hub here but if you flip
the bike around now the fixed gear is
right there so it’s really easy to kind
of one style and change it back of
feeling like that’s that’s now this is
the large size 57 centimeters and I’m
just under six foot tall and it fits me
perfectly the website says the tires are
700 by 23 Kenda quest tires this bike
actually came with the 700 by 25 I was
going to try and find the number on the
wheel but you’ll have to take my word
for it which actually I like better
anyway on my roads to absorb the bumps
and cracks so you know that’s fine by me
oh parts it comes with comes with front
and rear brakes what I did actually as I
removed the back brake for a cleaner
look so I’m just going with the front
brake the seat that came with it I found
to be too hard actually now remember
what I said earlier about always
supporting your local bike shop well I
went up there and they had a selection
of take off seats with more cushion I
just got this one for 20 bucks and
swapped it on so that was a nice cheap
upgrade I did
these pedals are not the stock pedals
that came with it but honestly the stock
pedals are fine when I ordered the bike
I also ordered some pedals that I liked
at the same time but when I got the bike
I was like oh man I really didn’t need
to swap out the pedals but yeah oh well
I have them now yeah I’m not even going
to buy a bottle cage or a repair kit to
put on this one since it’ll just be for
neighborhood urban use and again I want
to keep that minimalist look to it on
that topic too I out the bike also comes
with reflectors on both wheels the
pedals that came with it had you know
the reflectors on the side these are not
them
front and back reflectors which I took
off to really clean up the look a lot
with the rear brake removed it weighs in
at 25 pounds now gear ratios this bike
came with 46 teeth on this gear and 16
teeth on
this now 46 divided by 16 is your 2.8 75
gear ratio if you want to feel what
that’s like
just pick a gear on a bike with a 700cc
tires with 46 and 60 teeth the ride
round a bit with that gear and that’s
pretty much what this bike will feel
like in case you’re not familiar with
gear ratios a smaller number makes it
easier to accelerate but you’ll have a
lower top speed because your pedals will
only go so fast a larger number is
harder to accelerate but it will have a
faster top speed once you get going you
know if you’re a more of an urban
commuter without as many starts and
stops to know hills it wants to get
where you going fast then the stock gear
ratio is probably ideal me I intend to
start and stop a little bit more or if
you live in a hilly area you want to
make accelerations little easier enemies
you may want to bike with a small gear
ratio one we were to get a smaller gear
ratios to buy a crank set with less Chi
44 teeth 40 teeth installed on this bike
or added which is a lot easier and
cheaper it has a bigger impact on the
gear ratio as I just replace the COG
back here with one with more teeth so I
bought an 18 to 12 hundred freewheel cog
it was like 25 bucks and that’ll knock
the gear a show down to a 46 by 18 you
know just going from that stock 16 to an
18 well it was a nice noticeable
difference and not down to a two point
five five gear ratio which works better
for my use but you know try some ratios
on the geared bike and see what ratios
best for you
think that’s about all I had to talk
about on this bike comes with the yeah
that style of valves
oh this Bell I added on just because I
wanted a bell on this bike but
everything else you see except for the
pedals as I mentioned before while hands
feet is what she’ll get in the mentor b2
and I think that’s all I have on this
topic now thanks

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