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Great Road bike
I somehow came across this bike in a buy back shop, I brought it home and serviced it, and it's absolutely a marvelous bike to ride, the bigger wheels and road tyres make pedaling a breeze, and I have a bi-lateral knee replacements,The shock absorbing seat is also a treat,I would highly recommend this bike if you like to ride on the road, the gear ratios are splendid. I would have no hesitation in buying another.I am 66 and ride daily on my Avanti Discovery.
Fussy hubby loves it
Bought to replace a much loved stolen Avanti, my hubby likes this one even more. It has a smooth ride and he claims the larger wheels make peddling a breeze. I was dubious of the grey colour but looks pretty good in person. I’m not a bike rider but the couple of times I’ve gotten on it I’ve found it really easy and nice to ride
Good but watch out for toe overlap
I bought the Avanti discovery 1 which is marketed as an 'off road adventure bike'. It is quite a hefty bike with a solid frame and big thick wheels (700 x 45c) which gives my legs a good workout when I ride it. The big thick wheels mean that it is quite easy to ride at walking speed (which is what I mainly go at because I use it to walk my dog) but it also means that it takes a bit of power to get this bike going. It's good on roads, gutter and sandy tracks which is where I mainly ride. The suspension makes for a very smooth ride. The only problem I can see is that on a small woman's frame the toe overlap might be a problem as I have the medium frame and have to watch where I place my foot on the pedals and what shoes I wear so I don't get the bike hitting my toe at slower speeds whilst turning.
Some 14-year-old kid
A great bike, really smooth gears, goes really fast and not over $500! Amazingly, I came from a boys' mountain bike that was really heavy, and really small for me. This bike is 1.5 times the size, but it is about two thirds of the weight! Loved the acceleration, and so much easier to ride.
Speed, acceleration, energy efficient, smooth gears, sleek look.
This is just the greatest bike in its price range. I tried quite a number of different bikes before buying. My intention was to buy a Giant 2, but I found the riding position on the Avanti discovery much better. I am in my sixties and have ridden bikes since I was 4 years old. Well done AVANTI
comfortable riding position. Easy smooth gear changes allows good cadence
No dislikes, a possible improvement may be adjustable front suspension, but probably an unnecessary added expense.
really good value
I was in the market for a classic/retro looking european-style bike with curved handles and upright riding position. I realised that by buying the Avanti Discovery 1.0 (White) for at least a couple of hundred dollars less than what I was prepared to pay, I would getting a more comfortable and better built bike. I was not after this more modern look but all in all, it is a great ride for the price. What I also liked was the fact that the base-price (AUD 430) allows one to add extras if desired like mud-guards, bike rack etc. and still end-up paying less than the next model up.
Colour (white!), suspensions, confotable handles, riding position, nice pedals, low-base price.
Nothing - Top of the range Discovery 8 (internal gears and mud-guards) was priced very high compared with the base model
At Last.....I have found the perfect all round bike
I have been riding since a heart bypass for fitness and have a dual suspension mtb and a carbon fibre road bike , the Avanti Explorer blows them both away in pure riding pleasure. The gearing is smooth and the brakes good, riding position is the best I have experienced, little touches like the seat post suspension make riding a pleasure... Well done Avanti....GREAT BIKE!!!
Well built, very comfortable riding position
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