REVIEW OF STOWABIKE 26″ MTB V2 FOLDING MOUNTAIN BIKE

A folding bike can be too expensive to afford for many riders. But still there are some folding  mountain bikes which come at a decent price having no less features or performance than a premium one. Stowabike 26″ MTB V2 Folding Dual Suspension 18 Speed Gears Mountain Bike is the best in this category for the price of just below $150. It serves all the purposes of a mountain bike and a folding bike.  Let’s find out what this bike can offer.


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EASY FOLDING CAPABILITY

The incredible folding frame of Stowabike 26″ MTB allows you to fold or unfold it quickly saving a lot of time and storage space. The frame can be folded from the center of the bike, which is an exceptional feature for a bike in this price range. To fold this bike, you need to unlock the safety handle twist which is situated just forward of the seat. Then lift up the pin and bend bike frame in half. It takes around 20 seconds to fold this bike. The package contains all the tools needed to assemble the bike.

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STEEL FRAME BODY

The body of Stowabike 26″ MTB is made of cast iron which is guaranteed to last for many years. Because of the steel frame, this bike has become slightly heavier. It weighs 36 lbs when fully assembled. The rims and shocks are made of alloy. The frame is resistant to corrosion and scratches. The overall build quality of this bike is really outstanding compared to other models in this price range.

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SUPERB MANEUVERABILITY

Stowabike 26″ MTB is a great bike with 18-speed gears and 26 inches wheels. The advantages of 26″ wheels can be well understood after using this bike. You can easily shift gearing among 18 speeds and have a complete control over your mountain bike. Even with a passenger at the back, you can control this bike very smoothly. The chain and pedals are of very superior quality. You can also perform various mountain bike stunts with this folding bike.

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COMFORT & SAFETY

This bike comes with a comfortable padded seat. The height of the seat is slightly taller. The steel handlebars provide a strong and comfortable grip on the bike. You can easily adjust your feet on its pedals. To ensure your safety this bike it has steel V-brakes with great stopping power. Although the arms of brakes are made of plastic, it works flawlessly. When it comes to off-road cycling, this bike is built to provide maximum balance, comfort, and stability.

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DUAL SUSPENSION

Dual suspension is a must for a mountain bike where maintaining balance is a top priority. Stowabike 26″ MTB contains dual suspension 26 inches suspension forks. The alloy body spring shocks (750lbs/in) will help you survive all the bumps and jerks on a rough terrain. The benefits of dual suspension can be well understood when you are dealing with a number of obstacles like logs, rocks, steep gradients, and steps etc.

Pros and Cons
PROS:
  • Sturdy frame made from industrial grade steel.
  • 18-Speed gear system, which is rare for 26″ wheels.
  • Comes with high-quality components manufactured by Shimano.
  • Frame is foldable from the center of the bike.
  • It has rear shocks making riding more comfortable.
  • An affordable price of $139.99 with free shipping.
  • Necessary tools required for assembly and maintenance are included.
CONS:
  • Wheels are difficult to remove.
  • The manual lacks proper folding instructions.
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FAQ

  1. Is it available in many colors?
  • No, only silver is available.
2. What is the max rider weight?
  • 280 pounds or 140 kg
3. Is this bike suitable for women?
  • This bike is suitable for both  men and women.
4. Can I attach mudguards on both wheels?
  • Yes
5. Can I fold the pedals?
  • No
6. Which parts can be folded?
  • Handlebars and forks.
7. Does it have a kickstand?
  • Yes, the bike comes with a steel kickstand.
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TECHNICAL DETAILS

 
FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Left Shifter Microshift 3 speed
Right Shifter Microshift 6 speed
Chain KMC C30
Front Derailleur Saigun QD-23a
Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-TZ50
Tires Wanda 26×1.95″
Pedals NECO WP-391
Brakes Steel V brakes
Overall Dimensions 67.3″ x 23.2″ x 55.1″
Folded Size 38.2″ x 12.6″ x 29.5″
 

FINAL VERDICT

If you want to buy a mountain bike with folding capability, Stowabike 26″ MTB is obviously the most affordable one. Despite some minor drawbacks in its component quality, this bike offers more than enough you expect from a bike in this price range.