The bicycle began to conquer hearts for a very long time. At the moment it is not just some kind of movement, but a sport. How many styles of riding, as many types of bicycles. Everyone is created for something special. That's why it's worth taking into account the choice of a bicycle very responsibly. Those who like to ride off-road, you need a reliable iron horse. This is the bike Stels Challenger. That's about it now and we'll talk.
What is a "Stealth Challenger"?
Bicycle Challenger - another development from the Russian company "Stealth". This model is not new at all. It began to be produced in the middle of two thousand. There are many varieties of Challenger, but the most common to date is the Challenger Genes bike. It is on its basis and will consider all the features and characteristics.
What are the bikes?
Iron two-wheeled horses are different, each kind is unique. There are several basic classes, to which all other subspecies are related.
Mountainous, or, as they are called, the mountain - one of the most popular. This is due to a very important factor - universality. The bicycle can also be used to travel around the city as a city, for racing on the roads as a highway and, of course, to conquer the peaks. It is because of its universality that it is often chosen. What are the features of this class?
First of all, it should be noted that the mounts are divided into two main classes (in fact, they are much larger): hardtails and two-pendants. As the name suggests, hardtails have a strong back, a seat post. It is these bikes that are everyday that you can often see on the street. Their features are a sturdy frame that can withstand heavy loads, wide tires that give good grip to the surface, the presence of a large number of speeds, a front shock-absorber fork that somehow softens the unevenness of the terrain, and 26-inch wheels.
There is also a second type of hills - these are two-pendants. They also have all of the above advantages, which are equipped with every mountain bike. But, in addition to everything, he has an additional suspension. It is to this class that the Challenger bike belongs. The second suspension, respectively, is designed for the rear wheel.
What kind of riding style is the "Challenger" for?
There are many styles of skiing. Manufacturers of bicycles specially develop each under certain conditions and environment, where they will be used.
So, the Stels Challenger bike is designed for cross country. What it is? Cross-country is a style of riding, where the route is a rugged terrain with natural obstacles in the form of roots, pits, bumps, mud, puddles, elevations and much more. Obstacles and trails can be created by a person to increase the level of complexity. Also, special tournaments and cross-country races are held at the regional, European and world levels.
Bicycle Challenger: specifications
The technical characteristics of a bicycle - this is the main indicator, which affects the choice when buying. The bicycle "Challenger Genesis" was launched in production in two thousand seven years - quite a long time. That's why finding a new one will be quite a difficult task. It is designed for adults, but for mountain bikes, especially two-pendants, this concept is stretchable. Since its "habitat" is nature with its harsh conditions and relief. The frame is made of low profile. So the iron horse becomes more stable, and therefore safe.
Let's go to the bike itself. Its frame is made of steel. It is inferior to aluminum by weight, but costs much less. Also, steel frames are stronger, so they can withstand heavy loads, which is very important for two-suspension. By the way, the frames are available in three sizes: sixteen, eighteen and twenty inches - you can pick up directly under your height. As already mentioned, the mountain bike Challenger belongs to the class of fuls (another name for the two-pendants). The front plug works on a spring-elastomeric system, so you should not expect anything good from it.
The Challenger bike is fitted, as on all mountain, standard 26-inch wheels. The tires are wide and have a strong aggressive protector. The rims are made of aluminum alloy, strong enough in themselves.
Also on a two-wheeled horse are disc mechanical brakes. They are noticeably better than their "B" -like counterparts. Of course, the mechanism is cheap, so this is not the best option. Transmission is an important part of every mountain bike. The Challenger bike has only eighteen speeds. By modern indicators, this is very small.
Bicycles Challenger: reviews
Strangely enough, but this bike is pretty good reviews, unlike other models of the company "Stealth". That is, it normally copes with its tasks, although it is not installed the most expensive equipment for the Challenger bicycle. The price is very pleasing to buyers. Since the models differ from each other (brakes, frame material, etc.), the cost may vary depending on the components present in the kit. But on average, the Challenger costs nine to ten thousand rubles.
Many cyclists are very satisfied with it and recommend to others who have not yet decided on their choice. The only drawback of the model is the wings: mud flaps are immediately removed, because they are completely useless, do not perform their basic functions. But they fit well with the overall design concept of the bicycle and serve for aesthetic purposes.