Welcome to our Barracuda Vantos Review. This review will present all of our product research on this bike and contains information gathered from all available customer reviews, manufacturer details and our own personal experience with the barracuda vantos.
Barracuda Vantos Overview
The Barracuda Vantos is a good starter bike that is designed for new cyclists who are not looking to spend a fortune on a top of the range bike but still get a lot of great features for their money.
Delivery and Assembly
If you opt to buy this bike through Amazon then you can expect a very quick delivery service. It is dispatched from Barracuda and will normally arrive the next day.
When you receive your Barracuda Vantos it will be in several pre-assembled parts. Components such as gears and brakes are all sorted and configured already so you won’t need to worry about assembling them. Simply follow the instructions and the whole process should take no longer than 20-25 minutes.
The Barracuda Vantos weighs about 15kg so is not lightweight in comparison to the road racing bikes but is still much better than average, especially considering the price tag. If you are looking for a very light weight bike then you will need to invest at least £600 to get anything significantly lighter than this.
Gears and Brakes
As mentioned earlier the gears and brakes all come pre-assembled which is good for novice users. The gears are 21 speed and feature some Shimano EZ-Fire shifters so no need to worry about using grip shifters which many riders dislike.
The Vantos comes with V brakes and are widely regarded as a solid choice, so no need to worry about them failing on you. Just be sure to complete the recommended safety checks on the brakes before you take it for a spin.
As with many cheaper bikes, the comfort of not having a high quality saddle can be an issue for many riders who ride frequently and for long periods of time. So I would advise riders to use this bike with the default saddle but if you find it uncomfortable after several uses then upgrading the saddle to a gel one would be smart.
Barracuda Vantos Review – Summary
If you are looking for a road bike that will do all the basics very well and last for many years then the Barracuda Vantos is a good choice. It may not have the specs to match the higher range bikes but for the price of the Vantos it would be difficult to find a bike that could offer the same for cheaper. All in all a good road bike for everyday use.