The latest seven speed cruiser from Micargi is a special model for girls and women. Not to mention that finding a 7-speed model in this price range is quite remarkable. However, do not expect more than it can offer – this is not a bike to be put through challenging situations.
Design and Style
Concerning the design, Pantera is stylish with a retro look given by the frame and the colors. The designers did a great color matching job here. The bicycle’s main color is a sort of light bluish that is complimented by the other shades. It is great for going to the beach, its looks surely help here, but is also suitable in the city. It will certainly turn heads as your ride along the beaches or in the city.
It is a good choice for ages above 14 and feels comfortable with its swept-back handlebars which is usual to see in a cruiser. One can ride this is an upright back position that feels natural. This model has a classic frame and fork, along with appropriate fenders. It is good for a 5’4” person, to give an average. The carrier in the back is really handy if one wants to attach a basket to it.
The gear shifting may seem odd at first, but it doesn’t take long to get accustomed to it. When going uphill, the lower speed gear such as one or two speed work just fine. There could be some disputes here, as to which gear is better, but eventually it’s up to each user. It all depends upon how much power your legs can muster.
Once assembled, the 26” Micargi Pantera is a solid bike. The owner will feel the traction power and enjoy the brakes that respond with ease. It goes really smoothly for most times, from the basic ride to braking.
How have the Customers Reacted?
Having a look at the negative reviews reveal that it’s usually not a fault of the bike itself, but a lack of directions and faults connected to bad transport, such as scratches. Also, other nuisances like unsteady handlebars can be fixed through a few easy adjustments. In case this doesn’t yield any results, the owner may ask for the faulty parts to be replaced. Hopefully that won’t be the case.
To sum it up, with Micargi Pantera of 26” the buyer gets quality, smooth rides, lovely small details in the design, strong pedals, long-lasting overall frame and all the needed features in a cruiser bike. There are not many restrictions with this model; although it is marketed as a women’s bike it can actually handle be handled by some some girls as well. It’s an adaptable bike, suitable to adult, tall women too, even with some extra weight. It’s not ‘girls only’, as in average sized, not too tall, not too big, like it happens with most models marketed in this niche. Micargi doesn’t fail to deliver what is expected for the price (which is a fair one by all means) and it amazes with yet another beautiful retro-inspired design and color theme. It’s nice to own this and to rely on it day by day, as long as this isn’t overdone. One should take good care of this cruiser, and it will serve them for many years to come.