Saturday, April 16, 2016

Review of VSF T500 30 speed.

The T500 and T700 30 speeds are the nimblest and quickest of all the VSF bicycles. They are at 14.7 kgs the lightest (apart from the T50s at 14.6kgs ). 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 Exal MX19 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.

Great lighting with B&M Lumotec Lyt Plus with 25 Lux and standlight, b&M Toplight Flat Plus led with standlight at the rear and Shimano DH 3N72 hub dynamo.

The rear rack is light with a good dogleg for supporting your panniers. As usual great quality Japanese bell in bright red, a comprehensive and strong rear stand, Schwalbe Marathon Racer tyres for fast travelling and as usual a mini pump to complete the package.

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

Current price £799.
VSF T500 30 speed

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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