Needed a new runabout after the old one was stolen & was leaning towards a single speed for ease of maintainance.
Settled on Mango Bikes due to cost, sizing and availability. Ordered and received the bike in six working days which i thought was reasonable - especially as Easter was slap bang in the middle of that.
Bike arrived half built with plenty of protection around the parts. The build is very simple, slot the front wheel in, bolt bars to stem, attach brake levers to bars, fit pedals.
First impressions were good, nice slim steel tubing in a rather classic 'old school' design, short chsinstays and longish flat top tube suggested to me it was going to be nippy around town. Wheels are deep section own brand rims with 700x23 tyres in your choice of colours. Bolt-on axles for security it is claimed, although i think cost is more an issue.
I opted for bullhorn style bars and was pleasantly surprised by how comfy the bar tape is, not being an aficionado of drops it came as a pleasant surprise.
Brakes are z-star calipers, basic but seem well put together, rear wheel comes with option to run it fixed if you wish.
Chainset seems durable and solid so far, doesn't look clunky next to the skinny tubes of the frame anyway.
Ride : Rather nice actually! The 44/16 ratio allows a reasonable start at the lights etc and it is a good enough ratio to keep the speed up around urban streets that make up my commute.
I found i needed to flip the stem (it came in the negative position) to give me a little more 'heads up' vision in traffic, and an inline post will shortly be fitted as I'm short. The stem option may then be reviewed.
Overall, a nicely put together budget bike who's ride belies its price tag and makes me look forward to the morning commute - which can only be a good thing.
Just don't go mental with the colour schemes, these bikes are BRIGHT!!
(I went for a classic red & black colour scheme)