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Customer reviews for Breezer Lightning Team 2012 Mountain Bike

Breezer Lightning Team 2012 Mountain Bike

Overall rating:
4.5 / 5
4.5
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5
(2 reviews) 2
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Breezer Lightning Team 2012 Mountain Bike
Review 1 for Breezer Lightning Team 2012 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Titiritero
Country:Germany
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Good looks and excellent specs

Posted18 March 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great, not easy to find good quality steel frames
Cons: expensive at original quote price, brakes not under left/front - right/rear standard
I just received the bike a few days ago, so I can´t say much yet about the handling and bike performance. First impressions though:
Positive:
-Great looking bike, with the typical thin tubes only found in steel. Several people turned their heads to check my bike in the train station, something I wasn't used to since a long time ago. Nice colour combination in components too.
-Very good specs considering current sale price. Not so sure with original price, I think Breezer wants to get advantage of their brand reputation to get a bigger margin
-Quick delivery from Evans. The included pedal wrench and multitool to mount the bike were a very welcome surprise, as well as some decent pedals to get by since the bike comes without them. Thanks!
-Bike reasonably light considering steel frame and size 19 ordered.
-Bike has some nice touches: rubber bits in cable housings to protect head tube, lock-on grips, good paint finish.
Negative:
-the middle sizes are wrong in the website. The real ones are 18.5" and 19.5". I usually fall in between 18 and 19, so I took the 19" preferring to err on the big size. Big surprise when the bike was actually a 19.5". Not a huge deal, since it's just 0.5" more, but still. I could have had my perfect size at 18.5" if the website had stated the sizes correctly.
-Important for non-UK customers (like me). Brakes come set up the "UK way". That is, the left lever works on the rear brake, and the right level works for the front brake. Quite disconcerting, and not so easy to swap on hydraulic brakes. Try to get them right when placing your order, or be prepared to have a braking system different to all your other bikes. Quite annoying. Will make me think twice next time I have to order a bike with hydraulic brakes from the UK.
-Since brakes and shifters are both Shimano XT, they come together in a single clamp to the handlebar. Not sure if that will make it more complicated when changing just the brake levers.
-Saddle is light, good-looking, and in my short experience, reasonably comfortable. However, the white leather won't last white for long.
Others:
-Seat post is not white as in the picture but black. Still, looks very good. Rear derailleur is not fully black as in picture but silver-black. Not a big deal, but not as pretty.
-As any American bike, it comes with front, rear, and spoke reflectors. And a bell! I might leave them, for the laughs!
-If you want to add things, like bar ends, or change others (stem, handlebar,...) bear in mind that for some unknown reason white components usually have higher prices than exactly the same thing in silver or black. Make sure you like the current specs or you will be spending quite a lot in upgrades.
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Review 2 for Breezer Lightning Team 2012 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
TeeGee
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Liverpool

Looks great!

Posted01 March 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
A really cool looking bike, shame to take it out and get it dirty! Really looks the part and is suprisingly light. XT groupset works well. Not done any long rides on the bike as yet but so far it appears to be a great responsive ride.
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