Xds Ultimo 1.0

$799.00 $499.00
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Shop Xds Ultimo 1.0 Hybrid Bike with at Ivanhoe Cycles. A Light weight comfortable bicycle with no suspension. Best for a smooth ride. Buy Now.

 

 

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Xds Ultimo 1.0

This is a lightweight comfortable hybrid bike, that has no suspension.

Why no suspension?

Suspension has several advantages. It raises the handlebar height of the bike (usually about 50mm). In the case of a hybrid bike, the additional height adds to the comfort of the bike, and improves the ride quality, by absorbing more severe road shocks.

However..... There are disadvantages.

The addition of suspension adds to the cost of the bike, often by at least $100, It increases the weight of the bike by at least a kilo, and it makes a slight difference to the handlin, as the steering is not quite as precise. Still most people consider the advantages far outweigh the dis advantages.

The Ultimo approaches this problem in a different manner. Research on ballon tyres have demonstrated that a ballon tyre with a large volume of air can actually give a more comfortable ride than suspension, given small impacts. Certainly they are not suited to off road bikes, but here we are talking about general urban usage, you know, bike paths, gravel tracks, roads and footpaths.

Ballon tyres absorb most minor imperfections, and give a smooth, comfortable ride, without the added weight of suspension.

The Ultimo, with its quality componentry will give a smooth ride, and at a surprisingly low cost. If you are considering this style of bike it's well worth a test ride, you will be surprised how comfortable it is.


Sizes
Brakes
Shimano M355 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors

Colours
Brakes Levers
Shimano M355 Hydraulic Disc

Frame
AL6061 w/ Rack & Mudguard Mounts
Cassette
Shimano HG31, 11-34t, 8sp

Fork
700c AL6061 Rigid, w/ Mudguard & Low-Rider Rack Mounts
Chain
KMC Z72, 8sp

Handlebar
Cell COMP Flatbar AL6061, 31.8mm, 6deg Backsweep
Crankset
Suntour XCE, 3x8sp, 28/38/48t w/ Chain Guard

Stem
Cell COMP AL6061, 7deg, 31.8mm clamp
Bottom Bracket
FP Sealed Cartridge Bearing, Square Taper, 68x122.5mm

Saddle
Cell Centre Line City
Rims
Cell Alloy Double Wall 29er Disc, 622x19, 32h

Seatpost
Cell COMP AL6061, 7deg, 31.8mm clamp
Headset
1 1/8" Semi-Integrated

Saddle
Cell Centre Line City
Hubs
Quando Alloy 32h, 6 Bolt Disc, Quick Release

Pedals
PP Large Platform
Spokes
Forged Black, Brass Nipples

Shifters
Shimano Acera Rapidfire Plus 3x8sp
Tires
Chaoyang H-480, 700x38

Front Derailleur
Shimano FD-M191
Shocks

Rear Derailleur
Shimano Acera 8sp
Extras / Other

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