United Bike is one the largest Bicycle brands in Indonesia that provides high quality Bicycles with the latest technology and innovations by a team of dedicated professionals. We got the opportunity to test ride the United Detroit 5.0 and here is what we thought.
The United Detroit 5.0 comes with a lightweight hydroformed aluminium frame with internal cable routing. The hardtail frame has a slanting top tube, which provided an aggressive position yet gives you supreme control on trails. Both the top tube and bottom tube aren’t circular, they are flat which makes the tubes sleek and keep the weight in check.
During the test ride the Suntour XCM32 Boost front suspension fork with its 120mm travel was impressive both on harsh urban roads and rough trails. The Suspension lockout was a useful feature for efficient riding on smooth and flat surfaces.
The United Detroit 5.0 which I test rode came in a full Dark Green frame. The gloss finish paint job and the dark shade make the Bicycle look Black and it definitely enhanced the colour scheme to make it look shiny. The internal cable routing made the Bicycle look neat and the colour coordinated rims and forks made it look aesthetic.
The gearing in the Detroit 5.0 is handled by a Shimano SLX 11-Speed rear derailleur with no front derailleur. Having 11 Gears at the rear ensures extended range of speed which provides more power. The Shimano SLX M7000 11-Speed rapid gear shifters were easy to use.
The stopping power in the United Detroit 5.0 is taken care of by a pair of Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc brakes. These disc brakes are powerful and balanced which felt safe to engage even at high speeds during the test ride.
The United Alloy handlebar is lengthy with a 700mm width and a very slight rise from the middle. This is a perfect MTB handlebar which means a comfortable and open chested riding posture giving great control over the Bicycle during fast paced trail rides.
The Kenda MTB tires impressed us during the test ride. The 27.5” x 2.25” tires were heavily treaded with bulky buttons and covered the edges as well. These tires were fast rolling on flatter surfaces and could handle rough patches with ease. The stock Trail specific saddle was wide with enough cushioning.
This is a Hardtail MTB with a lightweight and strong Alloy frame which is comfortable to ride. Performance focused components like the Shimano Hydraulic Disc brakes and a Shimano SLX drivetrain make this Bicycle ready for fast paced rides on rough trails. The 27.5” Kenda tires were fast rolling and the impressive 120mm front suspension fork makes this Bicycle ride efficiently on rough and flat surfaces. Priced at Rs.61,900(as on 21st June 2022) the United Detroit 5.0 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy an MTB for fast paced rides on harsh trails and occasional rides on rough urban roads.
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