Vaux Bicycles belong to a premium category that conceptualizes before manufacturing, imagines before executing and tests before innovating. Narrowing the gap between functionality and bike art, Vaux strikes the fine balance for Bicycling Enthusiasts. We got the opportunity to test ride the Vaux Saifiz and here is what we thought.
The Vaux Saifiz comes with an Alloy hardtail frame which is top notch in terms of build quality and geometry. The Alloy material has been used cautiously in a manner to make sure that the most sensitive points on the frame which might experience the most vibrations have extra reinforcements. At the same time, the tubes in between are relatively smaller in circumference which reduces the weight of the frame a little bit.
Being a Performance focused hardtail MTB, the suspension plays a big role in the ride quality of this Bicycle on trails. The stock front suspension fork comes with a working travel of 80mm which worked to its limits during the test ride. The suspension lockout was quick and easy to use and helped ride faster on flatter patches on the trails.
The Bicycle which I test rode came in a full Green frame with Black graphics. The brand name ‘Vaux’ is visible in a bold font across the bottom tube which is very unique. The gloss finish paint job is top notch and enhances the quality of the colour shades on the frame. The slanting top tube with the flat-wide handlebar makes this Hardtail MTB look aggressive. The internal cable routing on the frame not only protects the cables from dust, it also makes the Bicycle look clean and clutter free.
The Saifiz comes equipped with Shimano Tourney 3-Speed at the front and Shimano Tourney 7-Speed at the rear as derailleurs. These are the 1st in hierarchy from the bottom in the Shimano MTB gearing line. During the test ride these gears did perform well and without any lags and glitches. The gear shifting was smooth with no lags and the 3x7-Speed gears had sufficient range for quick accelerations. The Shimano EF500 shifters were sleek in design and easy to shift.
The stopping power on the Saifiz is taken care of by a pair of JAK Mechanical Disc brakes. During the test ride these brakes were safe to use. They were both reactive and balanced making them ideal for flat to moderate trails. The brake levers were easy to engage.
The Alloy handlebar on this hardtail MTB was wide enough giving good control of the Bicycle.
The Vaux Saifiz 27.5” x 2.1” MTB tires were heavily treaded. During the test ride these tires proved its worth by rolling over rough surfaces with stones quite easily. The wheelset is strong and is meant for performance on trails.
The stock saddle on this bicycle was padded well which ensured the rider was soreness free even on bumpy surfaces.
This Hardtail MTB is spec’d perfectly to help roll over rough surfaces on the trail and urban roads during the test ride. The wide handlebar and comfortable frame geometry helped being balanced on uneven surfaces. The Shimano Tourney 21-Speed gears, JAK Disc brakes and the front suspension lock-out contribute to a high quality riding experience on both flat or rough terrains. If you are someone looking to buy a hardtail MTB for rough urban roads and flat trails, then the Vaux Saifiz priced at Rs.27,671(as on 28th January 2022) is an ideal choice to consider.
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