“A short but informative review of Pacific Stratus Men’s Mountain Bike. Read it now!”
Pacific Cycle is one of the country’s major manufacturers of inexpensive bicycles, and their Pacific Stratus men’s 26-inch mountain bike is a good beginner’s mountain bike for the price. This bicycle is equipped with steel mountain frame geometry, front and rear steel caliper brakes, and Torque drive 15-gear thumb shifters to help you change gears quickly while you keep moving. The bike also includes a mountain handlebar and stem, a one-piece MTB crank, and steel wheels.
Features: 1-piece MTB crank offers wide gear range
Brakes: Sure-stopping front and rear steel caliper brakes
Gears: Torque Drive 15-gear thumb shifters
Frame: 26-inch mountain bike with steel mountain frame
PROS – The general consensus from users is that the Pacific Stratus mountain bike is a good product for its price. The steel frame is sturdy, it’s easy to assemble, it offers a smooth ride, and it’s a great-looking bike. At a price of a little over $100, it’s also much cheaper than most other mountain bikes. It would be ideal for someone who can’t afford to buy a more state-of-the-art mountain bike but who wants something good for shorter, smoother rides. All of this makes it ideal for someone looking to start biking for exercise.
CONS – Unfortunately, there are downsides to buying such an inexpensive bicycle. While it is easy enough to assemble, some buyers might be turned off by the fact that any assembly is required at all. It’s also a bit heavier than other mountain bikes. The steel frame may contribute a lot to its sturdiness, but the weight that it adds may be a problem for hilly rides or bicyclists who are used to lighter models. Some have also complained that the gears are made of plastic and can break easily. The biggest complaint however has to be the poor-quality of the tires. They allegedly pop way too easily.
Fortunately, bicycle tires are inexpensive enough, so it may be worth it to order another pair with the bike. Despite its shortcomings, the Pacific Stratus men’s mountain bike is a good buy for amateur or beginner bicyclists or those looking for a cheap bike for exercise. Like most merchandise of any quality, you get what you pay for. If you want a durable mountain bike for a low price, you really can’t do much better than this one. More at Pacific Stratus Men’s Mountain Bike Review