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Value for money bicycles, with no compromise on performance delivered, is this brand’s mantra. Btwin emphasizes on innovation and design. We got to check out the Btwin Tilt 120, a city-focussed, foldable bicycle. Read on for more on this bicycle.
The Btwin Tilt 120 has been made using a Hi-Ten Steel Frame. Traditionally, Steel is considered to be on the heavier side, and at 14.4kgs this bicycle can be considered slightly heavy, for a folding bicycle. The easy lateral-folding system ensures that when folded the bicycle becomes really compact, and occupies just a small amount of space. Additionally,, the bicycle frame comes with a stand that ensures better stability once folded. This bicycle is available in a single sized frame with a height adjustable seat post, making it user-friendly to a wide range of cyclists across varying heights. The geometry of the bicycle ensures a comfortable and relaxed riding position, while the design of the frame allows for easy mounting and dismounting. This bicycle has a Hi-tensile steel, rigid fork, which ensures greater durability.
When it comes to folding bicycles the first thought that crosses one’s mind is, “What a strange looking bicycle!” It’s true, folding bicycles do have an unusual appearance given the intricacy in terms of their design. With folding bicycles, there tends to be a delicate balance between looks, the ability to be as compact as possible, and performance. The Btwin Tilt 120 is available in two colour options - a Grey, and a Red.
The Btwin Tilt 120 comes equipped with a 6-Speed Rear Derailleur whose shifting is controlled by grip shifters. Grip shifters ensure quick and concise shifting while being easy to understand and operate. The range of speed options is well suited for a bicycle aimed at city commutes. Additionally the large crank enables a better distance covered per pedal stroke. The bicycle is surprisingly smooth and can be used for short city commutes and fairly longer distance leisure rides.
The Btwin Tilt 120 comes equipped Steel V-brakes. The braking mechanism worked efficiently to bring the bicycle to a complete stop. The braking power offered is impressive. Interval and abrupt braking felt stable and controlled. The braking is ideal for city usage as well as longer distance leisure rides. The brake levers are well placed and require two to three fingers to operate.
This bicycle comes equipped with a 560mm wide handlebar. The Steel low-rise bars have a rise of 60mm to adjust one’s position when on the bike to suit their body and make the bike easier to handle.
The Btwin Tilt 120 comes equipped with 20” x 1.75” Gumwall City tires. The treading on these tires ensures an ideal balance between performance and grip. It is no doubt that the treading will allow for adequate control and grip while riding on wet surfaces. The dimensions of the tire allows for smooth rolling even over bumpy city roads laden with potholes and loose sand. Additionally, the bicycle comes with mudguards, making it perfect for all-weather rides.
The stock saddle on the bicycle, felt broad enough to support one’s sit bones, while being well-cushioned and comfortable for both short city commutes and longer duration leisure rides.
The Btwin Tilt 120 is ideal for urban commuters who require a value for money portable bicycle to carry with them while on the move. This bicycle is also a great option for adventure enthusiasts who would like to take their bicycle with them while they travel, without the additional trouble of figuring out how to transport it.