Mango Bikes Point R review

We tested the Mango Bikes Point R, a sub-£1000 alloy machine

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The sub-£1,000 price point is probably the most competitive in the market, but that hasn’t stopped Mango from throwing its hat into the ring. Mango positions the Point R as a solid all-rounder — and it is for the price. If you are looking for a bike that is sturdy and durable enough to be ridden in the worst weather, while not being so heavy that you feel at a noticeable disadvantage when riding with your friends on bikes costing four figures, then the Point R is a good option. However, it does have its limitations. This is not the bike for you if you want a lively and sprightly ride; and likewise, although you could, I wouldn’t recommend buying the Point R if you are already thinking of upgrading the components in the near future. The Point R is pleasing on the eye, is very good value and will appeal to new cyclists; sportive riders; commuters; and those looking for a winter ride

Reasons to buy
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    Great value

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    Comfortable ride

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    Stealth look

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    Various specification options

Reasons to avoid
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    Short stem

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    Lack of zip and excitement

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Mango Bikes is the brainchild of two former university housemates, Ben Harrison and Jezz Skelton. At the start of 2012 they first mooted the idea of creating and selling bikes to students; and by that summer as Olympic fever swept the country Mango Bikes was launched.

The brand initially built its reputation on affordable bikes designed to appeal to the urban fixie scene as well as cash-strapped students. However, with the Mango Bikes Point R it is looking to branch out to the wider cycling world.

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