Impressions on Roland Bicycles

Impressions on Roland Bicycles

Post by David Manzell » Thu, 25 May 1995 04:00:00


A friend of mine is considering distributing Roland mountain bikes out of
his garage.  They seem to be more of an entry level type bike (he showed
me the specs and even the best bike is only equuipped with a LX/STX mix).
 I have never heard of this brand so when he asked my opinion of their
repuation (he is primarily a roadie) I had to defer. Can anyone offer any
impression/opinions on these bikes.
 
 
 

Impressions on Roland Bicycles

Post by Mike Gla » Fri, 26 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> A friend of mine is considering distributing Roland mountain bikes out of
> his garage.  They seem to be more of an entry level type bike (he showed
> me the specs and even the best bike is only equuipped with a LX/STX mix).
>  I have never heard of this brand so when he asked my opinion of their
> repuation (he is primarily a roadie) I had to defer. Can anyone offer any
> impression/opinions on these bikes.

Roland bikes are imported and distributed by a chinese fellow named
"Roland" here in Houston. While the absolute top of the line is of Chinese
knock-off chro-mo tubing and weighs in at 32lbs with a Rockshok Mag 21
(whoof!) I've seen them priced around $1000. Their rep is for making
bargain ba***t showroom-filler bikes of all types (from tricycles to
cruisers to tandems) with *acceptable* components. If you want a bike that
will last - keep looking.

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