When looking for a mountain bike we all consider various qualities, for example, the cost, speed, durability, color, accessibility and other factors. Most mountain bikes rarely come close to our expectations. We just settle for what is available and look away as we are buying something that clearly isn’t what we expected, but all this can be fixed. I have been around bikes most of my life, and I love the special feeling one gets with a good ride. The Columba Alloy Folding Bike w. Shimano Silver (RJ26A_SLV) is the only bike that has come close to almost all the expectations that we all have.

Mountain Biking With the Columba 26 Alloy Folding Bike

What It’s Made of:

The Columba Alloy Folding Bike can be found in both steel and alloy versions which surprisingly weigh a mere 34 and 35 pounds respectively making it a relatively light bike especially when carrying it up and down the stairs. With its folding alloy frame, it is easy to fold, assemble and disable making it a convenient bike to carry around in your car since it takes only a little space. It also has a quickly removable alloy stem to sweeten the deal.

The Speed:

Well, this is the best part yet since the bike has 18-speed shifter and derailleur making it pretty fast and convenient to ride on. It is perfect for all the long rides one may require on different terrains. We all get frustrated if you keep on peddling and your bike is not giving you results but not this bike. When it comes to speed, the Columba Alloy Folding Bike never disappoints especially if you are a fan of long ‘race like’ rides that require lots of speed.

Safety:

The bike has alloy crank arms, alloy front and rear hubs with V-brakes making it a modernly ‘safe to ride’ bike as it also comes with a silver colored cap and loud PVC black bell for those minor accidents we all avoid while riding. The bike responds very well to the brakes stimulation, and it doesn’t matter if you are on a flat terrain or a very steep one. When it’s time to stop there are no delays or hold ups.

Mountain Biking With the Columba 26 Alloy Folding Bike

Durability:

Many mountain bikes don’t achieve the level of durability we desire since we generally form relationships with our bikes and we want them up and running for as long as possible. The Colombia 26″ Alloy Folding Bike is one of those few bikes that achieve this target since it has strong alloy rims and strong foldable pedals which give it that extra endurance we all long for especially the long distance riders. The stronger bike is more than likely, the better choice.

PROS:

  • Comes at a very affordable price.
  • It is very compact and lightweight making it easier to carry around plus it’s foldable.
  • Has an adjustable seat meaning it can be used by a wide range of people with different heights.
  • Its about 80% assembled on delivery and the tools required to finish the job are provided.

CONS:

  • Doesn’t come with fenders.
  • Has no water bottle cage, only two pre-installed hex screws.

Conclusion:

In any case, the overall effectiveness of the Colombia 26″ Alloy Folding Bike is one of the best mountain bikes under 500 ever to be invented. Considering the weight distribution, the easy folding option, the strong rims and suspension forks, this particular bike can be showcased as a true masterpiece with its quality effectiveness and speed.

I would personally suggest it for all the bike lovers since the experience you get with this particular bike is definitely better than what we are used to. I can comfortably say that it is one of the best mountain bikes on the market.

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