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Roadeo has been an established bicycle brand for many years now. Their cycles are mainly targeted at the teenage riders, mainly for commuting and leisure riding in the neighborhood. Over the years Roadeo has developed its bicycles to be ridden by adults as well and also on rough flat trails. From the 2018 range of Roadeo we got the opportunity to test ride the dual suspension Turner V and here is what we thought.
Weight: 19.3 kgs
The Roadeo Turner V (2018) comes with a full suspension Steel frame. Even though they are heavier than alloy frames, steel adds strength to this frame, which makes it capable of handling hard surfaces and falls. The Turner’s frame geometry is comfortable focused and easy to ride. While the steel’s strength is a positive, this frame weighing 19.3 kgs is heavy and the same is felt when riding on inclines.
The threadless Steel front suspension fork will break the vibrations generated from bumps on the streets but does not take in everything to give the rider a smooth ride. The colour coordinated Alloy rear suspension is a little more than just an aesthetic feature, they work well on the rough city roads this is easily felt on the saddle.
The Turner V 2018 I test rode was in a gloss finish full Neon Orange with visible Silver and Black graphics seen all around the cycle. The brake cables are colour coordinated in Neon Orange. Apart from the regular full suspension frame design, the aesthetic touch is given extra attention by colour coordinating everything from the saddle, rims, brake cables and forks. The unique 2-piece handlebar design is new to the Roadeo and a rather refreshing change to the standard handlebar shape. All these features make the bicycle stylish and bright, which will easily attract teenage riders.
The gearing in the Roadeo Turner V (2018) is taken care by the full Shimano Tourney TZ groupset. Tourney, which is an entry-level gearing component and the TZ version, is a newer version and this was evident during the test ride as the shifting was smooth. The 21-Speed Shimano EF-41 Easy Fire thumb shifters felt comfortable in hand position and I was also able to easily operate them without putting too much effort.
This full suspension urban MTB comes with Sypo branded V-brakes at the front and rear. These brakes were just enough for braking on decent city roads. The brake levers were compact and easy on the fingers to engage.
The 2-piece bird type XMR handlebar measured 600mm in length. This unique design was not only stylish but also gave a comfortable handlebar position for the rider.
The 26” x 1.25” Ralson tires have neatly spaced treads for traction and are supported by strong XMR alloy rims. These tires roll fast on the city streets and has good grip on slight muddy surfaces and turns. The XMR PU Saddle has been designed with only one thing in mind, which is cushioning and comfort for the rider.
This being a bicycle targeted mainly at teenagers it is important to get the design, graphics and features right and the Roadeo Turner V (2018) has done well with a bright neon orange frame. The smooth rear suspension and unique 2-piece bird type handlebar design make it fun and comfortable to ride. Priced at Rs.9,850 (as on 25th February 2019) the Roadeo Turner V (2018) is an ideal choice for any teenager looking to buy a bicycle for short rides.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.