Reid Bikes Review – Vantage Comp 1.0 Carbon Road Bike
While there may be something prestigious about a tag denoting a bike was ‘Made in Italy, Germany or USA’, the truth of the matter is that the world’s best bicycles are actually made in Taiwan. Our latest offering in the road bike category, the Vantage Endurance and Vantage Comp range were designed in collaboration with and manufactured in one of the most desirable factories in Taiwan. We sought to bring to the market a range of top quality road bikes for both endurance riding and road racing. Hopefully, our bikes lived up to the standards of the world’s best bikes but were suitable for the everyday budget. Our great relationship with our team in Taiwan enables us to bring many more exciting new bikes to the market.
With the popularity of this range growing in Australia, we are proud to launch the Vantage Range internationally. Particularly, the Vantage Comp 1.0 is our first full carbon bike that’s designed to be quick and nimble. Furthermore, it has race-ready geometry and a powerful, reliable disc brake system.
But don’t just take our word for it. We put our Vantage Comp 1.0 to the test with some of Australia’s leading cycling writers. The pleasantly surprised and resoundingly positive response from the reviews so far only further instils our confidence in the Vantage range.
Read on to find out why the Vantage Comp 1.0 is being so well-received by reviewers.
“From the first few pedal strokes, it was clear the Vantage Comp has plenty to offer in its racy ride. In many ways, it holds pace with its larger, and more expensive competitors.”
They praised the construction with seamless joints and tapered tubes. Regarding componentry choice, the Vantage Comp bike uses Shimano 105 groupset and TRP HY/RD disc brake callipers. Moreover, they noted that Reid has clearly chosen an experienced manufacturer. In short, Bike Exchange enjoyed the powerhouse performance of the Vantage Comp.
Overall, they praised the braking, shifting, build quality, durability and general performance as being exceptional for the money. You can read the full review on Bike Exchange here >>
“This bike is full of well-thought-out details that you wouldn’t normally see at this price range.” – Stu Moysey, Ride On.
Ride On especially admired the braking system. In detail, the mechanical control that actuates the hydraulic chamber is cheaper than a full hydraulic system, yet much easier to work on for the home mechanic. Also, they noted the reasonable comfort of the bike, in spite of it being race-ready in geometry.
Overall the Vantage Comp scored 83% and you can read the full review here >>
Impressed yet? We know you are. Check out this awesome machine right here: Vantage Comp 1.0.