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Avanti Blade 1 - too good to be true?

Davecom12Davecom12 Posts: 3
edited January 2015 in Commuting general
I'm looking for a hybrid bike for commuting. It's only a 3 mile trip on fairly decent roads, but lots of traffic and the need to put a child seat on the back mean that dropped handlebars aren't an option. My other defining factor is budget, I've got a very strict maximum of £250 to spend so even 2nd hand is pretty limited :(

On the other hand I've seen the Avanti Blade 1 on Wiggle it looks too good to be true. I realise it has fairly basic specs but an aluminum frame and cro/moly forks is a real eye catcher, especially as it leaves me a bit of cash to buy some accessories as well!

Does anyone know these bikes? Is the price blinding me to some other limitations?

Model Year: 2014
Frame: ADT 6061 Formtech Alloy
Fork Material: Steel
Fork: Cr-Mo Ahead 1-1/8” Steerer
Steerer: 1 1/8"
Bottle Cage Mounts: Double
Front Derailleur Mount: Band On
Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger
Wheel Size: 700c (622)
Wheelset: Weinmann APT-18 Double-wall Alloy 36H with Alloy hubs
Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano
Shifters: Shimano EF51
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
Brake Type: V-Brake
Brakes: Shimano EF51
Brake Callipers: Alloy Mini V-Brake
Chainset type: Triple
Chainset: Shimano M131 48/38/28T
Chainring Size: 48 Tooth, 38 Tooth, 28 Tooth
Chain: KMC
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
Cassette: Shimano HG31 11-30T 8-Speed
Cassette Range: 11-30 Tooth
Handlebars: Alloy Flat Bar 31.8mm
Stem: Alloy Ahead 31.8mm
Seat Post: Alloy Micro Adjust
Saddle: Zero Zelix
Tyres: Kenda Kwick Roller 700 x 28c
Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals
Warranty: Lifetime frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty


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