Who would have thought it possible a few years back? An aluminium-framed mountain bike with name-brand front suspension for £189.95.
And the name? Edinburgh because thats where the bike was conceived. Cuillin in honour of the awesome ridge on the Isle of Skye. Two because it supersedes an earlier model called the Cuillin 1. HT because its a hardtail - i.e. a mountain bike with a rigid frame and a suspension fork.
Despite the low price, this really is an authentic mountain bike. The aluminium frame is a good couple of pounds lighter than the hi-tensile steel frame you would normally find on bikes below £200. Light weight means it's easier to climb.
The SR SunTour suspension fork helps soak up the bumps youre bound to encounter when you hit the trails. This fork is actually a nice piece of kit featuring, as it does, coil steel springs which are more progressive and more reliable than yer regular budget forks plastic internals. The Cuillins other moving parts are equally fit for the bike's intended purpose.
- Shimano EZ Fire 21-speed gear shifters are as easy to use as they sound.
- The Sugino alloy chainset with 22/32/42t rings delivers the low gearing youll bless every climb.
- Tektro V-brakes control the descent.
- Full mudguard compatible, unlike most suspension forks, and if you prefer a Crud Catcher-style mudguard, the frame has Allen-bolted eyelets for neatly fitting those MTB-style mudguards.
Given that name-brand bicycles this well equipped can cost around £300, youll understand why the Cuillin 2 is our best selling bike.
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Suntour SFM5000 suspension fork - 50mm travel. Full mudguard compatible.
Vuelta Trax silver alloy rims.
|Quick release alloy hubs.|
|Tyres:||Vuelta CB815 26x2.1 tyres.|
21-speed Shimano EZ Fire shifters.
Shimano RD-TX50 rear gear.
Vuelta chainset 22/32/42.
|Shimano 14-28 freewheel.|
|Steel cage pedals - toeclip compatible.|
Tektro V-brakes with Allen key-fit brake blocks. Shimano levers.
Steel riser bars.
|Front-loader alloy Aheadstem. Velo 097 Kraton grips.|
|Saddle:||Dual fabric anti-compression saddle on alloy seatpost.|
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