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Reid Osprey

Reid Osprey

4.1 from 12 reviews

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Henry

HenrySydney, NSW

  • 6 reviews

Good value road bicycle that lasts

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Purchased in July 2012 for $499.00.


Yusufs outdoors

Yusufs outdoorsGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 9 reviews
  • 1 like

A good bike for what I need

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I have owned this bike for over 5 years it was given to me as a gift I have not had much problem's with it I am not a professional cyclist I do maybe a 20 km ride ever now and again I have done 50 km with it on a charity event. It is a cheap but reliable bike and I would recommend one of these to anyone who like to ride for lesure of fitness it is comfortable to ride and easy to operate just make sure if you buy a bike a proper bike fit is a must I service it and maintain it myself which is relatively easy if your into a bit of diy overall it's a good bike and value for money

Date PurchasedDec 2012
Chris D.

Chris D.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 3 reviews

Brilliant Bike !

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I wanted the cheapest way possible of getting into road riding. I thought this bike was too good to be true, but true it is.

I changed the pedals to clip ins and added a quick release collar to the seat post and that's it. I have done about 2500 km on this bike without any issues mentioned by others in this forum.

It is very fast, very light, I find it very comfortable.

The only "issue" which I only mention in the name of full disclosure is that the brake cable has rubbed off the paint work at the top of the fork !

I think I may buy the next specification up when I replace this one in a few years.

Very Very happy.

Date PurchasedJul 2015
Bee

BeeAU

Brakes span for female hands too dangerous

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Date PurchasedJan 2017

Paresh

PareshGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 4 reviews

Survived 2 crashes in 4 months!!

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Paresh. Sorry to hear about your crashes. Remember to bring the bike in for your free servicing - the 4 month mark is a good time to do this as the parts will all have had time to bed in (all bikes require a tune at this point). Good luck.


Steve

StevePerth

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Bag of [censored word removed]

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Started out well for the first few months, then riding to work the chain snapped. Replaced that and a few months later the spokes on the rear wheel gave out. Replaced with a new wheel set. Should have just spent the money and got a decent bike, I only ride to work and back, 10Km a day, these things shouldn't have happened in this short amount of time.

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David F.Reid Cycles

Cheap - But you get what you pay for...

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David F.Reid Cycles

Great Value - Happy Osprey customer

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I also bought an Osprey back in about 2012, and I've done a few thousand km's on it now and its still doing fine. Wheels are great, seat is comfy, brakes work fine. The gears are ok, sometimes when changing gears I tap once, and nothing happens, then I need to tap a second time but then the gear goes up twice... This is probably because they are entry level Shimano gearing, and perhaps need to be serviced. All the same, for the price you pay, you get a great bike, that feels and looks the part. Highly recommend as a first time roady.

Good budget bike

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Bought an Osprey to commute to work, it works great, great features, smooth ride, nice and light, was making weird noises when I first got it, took it back and they fixed it up without hassles, they are rather busy though, I am only free after work so I wouldnt get there until after 6pm and there are always people there, try and get there early if you can

Faultless

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Seamless service from start to finish had me on my new Osprey a few days after walking into the store. The bike is better than I'd hoped - light, fast, smooth. Went for flat bars, still getting used to how hard the tyres are but also how good the brakes are. Gears easy. Really impressed, except I'm getting to work too early.


Out Standing Product, Price & Customer Service

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Hi all,

Before I start, I am in no way affiliated with Reid Cycles, I am a single customer.

I purchased a 2012 Osprey, and to be totally honest I love the ride, feel and comfort of the bike. When tell people how much I paid for the bike, people's jaws broke to the floor.

I challenge anyone to find a better product on the market for the same price, thanks so much to the team at Reid Cycles, if only you knew how much enjoyment my bike has brought me.
inexpensive, components, weight, look etc.

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harry
harry
Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Harry. 80kgs is well within our recommended weight range for the carbon forks. They are covered by a lifetime warranty so any problems and we will replace them free. Bike is currently $449. Thanks, David.


Very happy Osprey customer

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My son has been busting a gut to update and get right into a bit of road riding. I purchased the Osprey road bike for him and he hasn't been home since. He loves it and is always riding it. Great customer service, bike arrived about 3 days after ordering it in perfect condition. Great features for $500 bike.
Inexpensive high quality entry level bike for 14 year old

Questions & Answers

yoga_rider

yoga_riderasked

Me and my girlfriend are riding from sydney to cairns, she will have about 16 kg of baggage on her bike. We have Reid Osprey Elite for her and it is the small as she is 5 2".

It has the standard tires, my question is: Will Hybrid tires fit on the stock rims and in the frame?

Since its such a long journey and there are so many unknown road conditions id like her to have more durable tires with more grip. Any suggestions or info would be great! Thanks

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Henry
Henry

I refitted tires up to 26mm (or it could have been 28mm) and they were fine. Although it was still a road bike tyre, i believe you can fit hybrid tyres up to a certain width - best to check with a bike mechanic though. Sounds like a fun ride - good luck!

yoga_rider
yoga_rider

Thank you Henry, I'm sure it will be fantastic regardless of optimization.
Cheers

Yusufs outdoors
Yusufs outdoors

No the rims will not fit the tyres you are after. You will have to see if the correct rims for the tyres you want will fit onto the bike. It will be a trial and error thing.


Chester Jim P

Chester Jim Pasked

Size of frame of your size medium?

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Yusufs outdoors
Yusufs outdoors

Yes it's a medium but pick a size that suits you


Cory

Coryasked

Hi guys, I'm looking to get into road cycling mainly for my morning and evening commute. I'll be riding approximately 15km twice a day. I'm 190cm and approximately 90 kilos. Is the osprey a good selection? What size should I choose?

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Reid Cycles
David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Cory,

I think the Osprey would be a great place to start for someone looking to commute and perhaps get into some road cycling. The simplicity and reliability of the Shimano Claris system is ideal for a beginner, but it's more than capable of some more serious riding.
From a commuter's perspective, the bike comes with rear pannier mount options, so it could become a real work horse! But will still remain light and quick enough to be enjoyed on a daily basis.

At 190cm you're right on the line between a large and an extra large. I would strongly recommend coming into store to get fitted. Perhaps take both sizes out for a test ride! That way we can be sure you've got the right bike for you.

For a daily rider, I would also recommend swapping the default 23c Kenda tyres for a 25c or even 28c tyre of your choice once they've reached the end of their life. The added volume will provide additional comfort for your commute without adding too much weight or loss of efficiency.

Thanks for your question! If there's anything else let us know. But we'd love to get you in-store to show you the range.
Kind regards,
Matt
The Reid Cycles Team

Paresh
Paresh

Hi Cory,

I'm using the osprey Elite. Almost done 5,000 kms in past 2 years on it and it is still running rock solid. Osprey elite has much better gearing system with 3 chain rings in front and it is really useful during climbs. Build quality is exceptional. I highly recommend you to upgrade the tires to a puncture resistant tire. My choice of tire is Maxxis re-fuse 25c.

Regards,
Paresh


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