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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ascend Zion. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
10 reasons to buy
- A reviewer considers the Zion "better equipped" than costlier options from other brands.
- Buyers commend the bike's low weight, performance, and value for money.
- A hydraulic lockout on the front forks improves pedaling efficiency on smooth surfaces and uphill.
- An expert says the microSHIFT drivetrain shifts well, and the 2x chainset is superior to the 3x typically seen at this price.
- A tester praises the comfortable upright riding position.
- A reviewer considers the Zion good value for commuting and light off-road riding.
- A few users say assembly is easy, appreciating the instructions and assembly video online.
- A tester notes that the tires are fast-rolling and suit riding on various surfaces.
- One expert says the mechanical disc brakes are reliable.
- Compared to 26" and 27.5" wheels often found on this type of bike, the Zion's 29" wheels make it easier to roll over small obstacles and maintain momentum.
5 reasons not to buy
- Ascend only offers the Zion in one color.
- An expert finds the budget fork, quick handling, and upright geometry ill-suited to aggressive off-road riding.
- A tester believes novices would be better served by the simplicity of a 1x drivetrain and single shift lever.
- In one reviewer's opinion, the Zion is more of a ‘hybrid commuter that can handle light off-road terrain’ than an actual mountain bike.
- A tester says serious technical sections overwhelm the coil-sprung fork.
Expert Reviews74/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Review: Ascend Zion Hardtail Mountain Bike
The Ascend Zion is a good first mountain bike for young riders ready to graduate to big wheels and for adults who want a capable bike they can ride on bike paths, gravel roads, and for light-duty trail riding. It’s not the best choice for riders who see themselves getting deeper into the sport of mountain biking.