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This review is from: Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Bike 24 Speed Shimano Road Bike, Disc Brakes
Pros: After countless hours of research, I gravitated towards the Cyclocross/Hybrid bike class because of their immense versatility. I bought the Villano Diverse 3.0 when no reviews existed, so I felt I was really taking a chance. I’m glad I pulled the trigger.
I have never owned a bike with a Flat Bar and I was a bit apprehensive, because all the bikes of my youth had drop bars. I still prefer drop bars but the flat bar does keep me upright and more aware of my surroundings. This was also my first bike with disc brakes and let me warn you, they are very powerful. The front brakes are so strong that if squeezed too hard you could toss yourself over the handle bars!
I was pleasantly surprised how much of the bike was assembled. All I had to do was attach the handle bars, mount the seat and attach the front wheel. All spokes were within the proper torque parameters. The Drive-train needed minor adjustments. I was unsure how to properly adjust the disc breaks even after watching numerous YT videos. I didn't trust myself with such a critical component. It’s been 30+ years since I have adjusted a bike, so I took it to REI for a $60.00 tune/safety and disc break adjustment/check.
When I picked up the bike the technician wanted to know where I purchased the bike and how much I paid. I told him Jet (free shipping) and $269.00. His eyes just about popped out! He would not believe me, till I showed it to him on my phone. He also said that the bike was comparable to the $699.00 Cannondale Bad Boy 4 and went on to explain that the drive train differences between the bikes were more cosmetic than functional and that people were basically paying an inflated price for the Cannondale name. I have to say, the two bikes are almost identical. He also mentioned this bike had changed his previous misconceptions about “department store” bikes. I’m very pleased with my purchase. TY Vilano!
Since this is a Hybrid or Cyclocross bike, you can mix and match mountain and road bike components make sure you check with a certified bike technician first before you attempt to mix and match components! Drop Bars can also be added; which I probably will do in the future. The paint and finish are superb.
My Measurements in Inches
Lower Leg: 21.5
Sternal Notch: 58.5
Total Height: 70
Weight: 230 lbs
Specs not mentioned:
1. The 57 cm model weighs a light 26.2 pounds.
Cons: Need's drop bars....but that's my personal opinion.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Playing War Thunder in Movie Mode 90fps with dual 27" monitors. This card only requires 1 eight pin power connector and it is ROCK SOLID with 550 watt power supply! MSI put their time into this card. Super Quiet less than 28db.
Other Thoughts: System:
x2 - Acer G6 Series G276HLGbd Black 27
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Intel Core i7-3770K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
MSI GeForce GTX 760 GAMING ITX
SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
This review is from: Accutrack Slimline Mouse Pad, Exlarge, Graphite, 12 1/3" X 11 1/2"
Pros: So simplistic. It's thin as a credit card and about 70% more pliable. I have been playing War Thunder (a lot of mouse movement) for close to a year and it looks as new as it did when I first bought it. Clean's up nicely. I strongly advise one to purchase. This thing has improved my KDR by at least 30%.
Other Thoughts: The non slip back keeps it from sliding around and it doesn't loose it's adhesive (must be some type of alien tech.)READ FULL REVIEW