Saturday, February 10, 2018

Review of VSF T500 30 speed. Updated for 2018 models.

The T500 and T700 30 speeds are the nimblest and quickest of all the VSF bicycles. They are at 14.08 kgs the lightest . Lets deal with the T500 in this review .

The heart of the bike is the double butted steel frame which gives the bike it's relative lightness and superb compliance (rigidity with comfort ).

Running gear is Shimano Deore . The complete running gear is Deore so all the transmission and braking.This is great spec. The V brakes are very effective and help keep the weight down.

Wheels are Ryde ZAC2000R which are double walled with eyeletted and stainless spokes and of course Deore hubs which really help with free rolling !!

The cockpit is designed to be a sporty position.......ie fixed A head stem with straightish bars.If you need a higher position I can fit and A head riser or adjustable stem for you

Great lighting with B&M Lumotec Avy LED with 40 lux and standlight, B and M Toplight 2C Plus led with standlight at the rear and Shutter Precision PV-8 hub dynamo.

The rear rack is Racktime Light-It without mounting stays ........light with a good dogleg for supporting your panniers. As usual great quality Japanese bell in bright red paint over an aluminium body, a comprehensive and strong rear stand, Schwalbe Marathon Racer700-35  tyres for fast travelling .

This is a very fast and fine quality commuter/trekking/touring bike . Not really possible to beat this bike if you compare price and quality against other makes of bikes.

Colour for 2018 ebony matt.

Current price £1050.
VSF T500 30 speed

And again

Showing Deore rear derailleur and 10 speed cassette.

Showing Deore chainset and front derailleur

Great spec Exal MX19 rims with double walls and stainless eyeletted spokes.

Great spec Shimano dynamo

Showing front B&M  25 lux headlight, Deore v brakes and SKS mudguards.

I really like the lightweight rear rack with no nonsense dogleg.

Strong and supportive rear stand

Showing outboard Bottom Bracket