XDS is relatively unknown in Australia, but they produce high quality bikes. XDS usually produce bikes that other companies sell under their own name, and some well known names at that.
This bike rides well. It has a lightweight aluminium frame, with Shimano road gearing and a quality Tektro "V" brake system. It has a Shimano triple crank, so that you have a really wide gear range, ideal for any hill you need to tackle. The wide ratios also mean that it has a high top speed if you need it. It is unusual to be able to get a bike with Shimano road cranks, derailleurs and cassette at this price level. It means the bike changes gear smoothly and efficiently, yet can achieve a top speed around 50kmh if you are up to it. Even the crank bearing assembly is a sealed Shimano unit, there is simply no junk on the bike.
The wheels have double wall rims and a reasonable quality 700 x 28 tyre, ideal for roads and bike paths, not too suitable for gravel.
The riding position as with most flat bar road bikes is fairly aggressive, not at all suitable if you wish to sit bolt upright, but if you are happy to lean slightly forward into a more efficient riding position, this bike is great.
Zoom Alloy 27.2*350mm
Shimano UN-26 Sealed
Cassette Shimano HG-50 8Spd 12-23T
Alex ,DA-16 Alloy DW CNC Machined
KT Alloy Black 36H QR
CST 700C x 28C
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