Malvern Star Vektor 5.0 2016
Now AU$499 AU$799
Brought to you by Ivanhoe Cycles Hallam
Malvern Star commenced building bikes in Australia in 1903. They were a household name in my childhood. It was the brand that I would have loved to be able to afford. Malvern Star have been producing bikes since, but now have many affordable models thanks to more efficient production techniques, and Asian production. The quality is excellent with models that are very competitive with other lesser known brands.
The Vektor is an ideal urban bike, whether for recreation or commuting. The number behind it designates the quality of the components. 3.0, 5.0 and 7.0. 3.0 being the lowest quality. The Vektor 5.0 has lighter forks, and a SRAM X5 27 speed gear system with SRAM cranks, a very reliable drive train.
At $200 off, there are few bikes that can compete in terms of value for money. It comes equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, which are great for braking in any condition, providing safe reliable braking. Disc brakes require little maintenance and the pads are quite inexpensive to replace when they eventually wear out. The bike is equipped with rack and mudguard mounts if required.
The wheels are tough. They have double wall alloy rims, and an unusual feature on bike under $1000 is eyeletted rims which considerably improve the strength. The hubs have sealed bearings and will outlast most hubs. Overall the bike is designed to be extremely reliable, giving years of pleasure for most riders. The 24 speed Shimano gear system has a wide range and will cope with very steep grades if required, providing the rider is up to it.
If you would like a bike for recreational riding around the city, this is ideal. Comfortable, light and easy to pedal and extremely reliable. Come and have a free test ride.
FRAME Urban, formed, smooth welded 6061 alloy, rack & fender mounts
FORK Urban alloy legs, steel steerer, rack & fender mounts
HEADSET VP 1 1/8th Ahead integrated
STEM Alloy oversized 15 deg rise S=90mm, M/L=105mm, XL=120mm
HANDLEBARS Alloy oversized, low rise, with 9 degree sweep S=640mm, M=660mm, L/XL = 680mm
BRAKE LEVERS Tektro HD C300
FRONT BRAKE Tektro HD C300 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
GRIPS Velo triple density
SHIFTERS Shimano Altus 27sp trigger
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus 9sp
CHAIN SRAM PC-951
FREEWHEEL SRAM Cassette PG-950 11-32T 9sp
CRANK SRAM S800 alloy 28/38/48T, S=170mm, M-XL=175mm
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP
PEDALS VP alloy platform
FRONT HUB Alloy QR Front & Rear with Cassette and Cartridge bearings
REAR HUB Alloy QR Front & Rear with Cassette and Cartridge bearings
RIMS Alex TD17 double wall alloy w/eyelet
SPOKES Stainless Steel
TYRES Kenda Kwicktrax with K-Shield 700 x 32c
SEAT Zero Zealth
SEAT POST Alloy 27.2 x 350mm
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