Road Master Granite Peak Review 2018- Pro’s & Con’s

Road Master Granite Peak Introduction

This mountain bike is suitable for people who are looking forward to starting riding bikes and also for those passionate bike riders. It is a perfect bike for those bike enthusiasts who are on a tight budget and also looking for a bike that has an awesome performance statistics.

This mountain bike will be your companion when traveling through rough rugged terrain and harsh conditions and it comes with 18 speeds and an SRAM drive twist shifters that help you change the gear and a three-piece mountain crank that offers a wide range of gear. The rim brakes also ensure that you are always in total control

It is an inexpensive bike and its price and performance make it one of the best entry level mountain bikes. They provide a great cruising ride on different types of the road. Since its heavier than a regular mountain bike, it would seem like a struggle to ride it but the extra weight is beneficial because it lowers the center of gravity of the bike making it easier to balance and control. The 26 inch wheels are a perfect fit for the bike because if the wheels were larger beginners would have a hard time riding it.

It has an effortless transition between switching of gears and the wide range of gears serves the mountain bike well. Due to the fact that it has a wonderful design for assembling the Road Master Granite Peak won’t be difficult.

This is how you assemble the Road Master Granite peak bike first you will need these tools; a multi-tool with a 6 mm hex key as well as a smaller hex key for small and minor adjustments, standard sized Philips head screwdriver, an adjustable wrench, and scissors.

Now you have to make sure all the items are located on the set and carefully you pull the bike out of the box and remove the safety plastic cups around the bike. If your handlebars are tangled rotate them clockwise or anti-clockwise to untangle them. Then you should tighten the pedals on each side making sure that it is tight at the base of the pedal and the screws are in place.

Remove the safety stand at the bottom of the front tire fork in order to put the front tire on and proceed in locating the screw that is appropriate for the front brake which is a silver cap that is connected to a silver wire on the right side of the brake pad and once you locate it carefully unscrew the cap so as to loosen up and have enough room to slide the tire on.

Proceed to unscrew the nuts that are located on the front tire and slide them onto the front fork then you pull the brake pads out of the way and slide the fork onto the tire. Once you are finished proceed to tighten the nuts back on the front tire and adjust the front brake pads by pulling the silver wire tight and hold them in place then tighten the screw back up and you can use the adjustable wrench to tighten the nuts

Slide the front reflector light onto the handlebar and use a Philips head screwdriver to tighten it up then slide the handlebars onto the bikes body if it gets stuck adjust using the rotating screw located at the bottom of the handlebar making sure it aligns correctly with the body of the bike and slide it in place then tighten the handlebars using a wrench. Take the 5 mm hex key to adjust the screw at the top of the brake levers and rotate them around and set them in place.

Make sure the handlebars are comfortable and not backward and do not strain your wrists when you use it. Test both the handbrake to make sure that they work properly for both the front and bike tire. Then first slide the light reflector on the seat post and screw it in place and ensure that the back quick release clamp holds the seat in place and that it attaches in the seat post.

It is a 26 inches mountain bike and can be used for unpaved path riding, rough riding, home riding, and the suspension fork helps you have a comfortable and smooth ride

The seat is well padded and the material used to make the frame is steel. The bike features a three-piece crank and the suspension front fork is equipped with shock absorbers and the weight of the Road Master Granite Peak is 38.6 pounds and has linear pull brakes and features a Shimano rear derailleur.

Overview of Road Master Granite Peak Mountain Bike

  • Frame Material – Steel
  • Package height – 7.7×26.8×51.2 inches
  • Bike Type – Gravel
  • Speed – 18-speed twist shifters
  • Brakes style – Linear pull
  • Wheel size – 26 inches
  • Suspension Type – Front
  • Shipping weight – 43 pounds
  • Rating – 9 out 10
  • Brand – Road Master

Pros 

It can be assembled very easily and has a simple and elegant design and it has an affordable price

Cons 

The gears are slow and the seat might be uncomfortable to many

Summary – The Road Master Granite Peak is an excellent choice for people who are beginners

Who is the Road Master Granite Peak Designed For?

It is an excellent mountain bike for beginners and the Road Master Granite Peak features a suspension fork that is designed to make the path easy and smooth for the riders.  It is also an affordable mountain bike for people who are on a budget and are in need of a quality bike to start their journey

Feature Details of Road Master Granite Peak Mountain Bike

The high-quality suspension fork offers you great control and smoothens out the rough terrain for you to provide a smooth experience

It has a linear pull brake that ensures that a rider can break off when the need arises and also helps you to climb down from steep slopes at a high speed

The three-piece mountain crank provides the rider with a full gear range and it is also equipped with SRAM Drive Twist Shifters which is an important feature that helps you to change the gear smoothly without any stress

The tires on the Road Master Granite Peak are crafted with tread grips that are made with high-quality material and this helps in minimizing your chances of skidding in bumpy or wet roads that have loose surfaces. The tread grips help to ensure your stability especially during high-speed rides by reducing the probability of you slipping because of the lessened friction

The alloy rims contained in this mountain bike helps to provide durability and total control, especially during outdoor activities.  The rims are usually lightweight to offer the rider total control of the Road Master Granite Peak and avoid accidents.

The handlebars are made of steel and well-padded seat to offer comfort to the rider especially during a rough journey

The steel frame ensures that the Road Master Granite Peak has a great amount of shock resistance and in the long run it helps prevent damage especially since steel is more durable compared to carbon fiber. The steel frame is also rust resistant and will provide great service to its rider. The steel frame can also resist stress fractures

 

Pros and Cons of Road Master Granite Peak Mountain Bike

Pros

  • This mountain bike is simple to assemble
  • The Road Master Granite Peak has a good suspension that helps in providing a smooth and bump-free ride
  • It is an affordable bike made with high-quality material
  • It enhances your safety due to the fact that it contains linear brakes especially when riding down a steep slope
  • Has a high-quality suspension fork that helps the Road Master Granite Peak  be able to handle perfectly rugged terrains
  • It offers an excellent and quality performance
  • It is a durable bike due to the fact that it is resistant to rust and stress fractures

Cons

  • This bike has the habit of often getting scratches
  • The brakes need constant readjustment

 

Road Master Granite Peak Mountain Bike Specs at a Glance

  • Frame Material – Steel
  • Suspension – Front fork
  • Gearing – 18 speeds
  • Rear Derailleur – Shimano
  • Brakes – Linear pull
  • Rims -Alloy
  • Handlebar material – Steel
  • Pedals – Standard
  • Wheel size – 26 inches
  • Crank – 3-piece
  • Shifters – 18 speed SRAM drive twist shifters
  • Weight – 38.6 pounds
  • Dimensions – 53 inches by 32 inches by 8 inches

Frequently asked questions

Is the bike already assembled when it arrives?

The person would have to assemble it and minor adjustments are needed to be made in order to make it run smoothly.

How many gears does the bike have?

There are 18 gears in total because it has 3 at the front and 6 at the back. Be careful in using the more extreme gears because the chain can easily slip away.

What are the tools needed to assemble it successfully?

Two crescent wrenches are needed and a Phillips screwdriver.

Can it be used by someone more than 5’5 feet tall?

Yes and even for someone who is 6 feet tall.

What is the weight capacity of the bike?

It can carry up to 300 lbs.

Final Verdict on Road Master Granite Peak

This mountain bike offers excellent performance, durability and it is an excellent choice for those people who are looking to explore tough and rough roads and also for beginners of the sport and does not break your bank account because it is cheap compared to other mountain bikes. It has a steel frame that will last for a long time and ensures that you always have a smooth comfortable ride

 

 

 

About the Author Timothy E. Wilson

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