Sava Herd

80/100
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Users (16 ratings)
99
Experts (0 reviews)
0
Where to buy
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • The packaging on the Herd was well-considered and protected the bike well.
  • Setup was quick and easy for users, taking around thirty minutes.
  • The larger-than-life appearance of the Sava was described as awesome.
  • Owners liked the weight offered by the full carbon frameset.
  • Riders described the frame as stiff and responsive.
  • Some owners were delighted to have a carbon wheelset included at this price.
  • The Shimano 105 groupset was a big drawcard of the Herd.
  • Internal cable routing was a plus for fanciers of clean lines.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Owners took a chance on Sava as it’s a little-known brand with no expert reviews.
  • One cyclist mentioned that the deep rims caught crosswinds.
  • Some buyers felt that the frame was a bit heavy for full carbon.
  • One review mentioned that the provided brake pads were for alloy rims, not carbon. They didn’t provide a safe level of stopping power and were very noisy. The owner replaced them.

Bottom line

Sava is a Chinese brand that specializes in carbon and titanium framed complete bikes. As yet, they seem to have no expert reviews or test rides available. It’s common, when reading owner reviews, to note that most cyclists say that they took a chance on the Herd. However, every buyer seemed very pleased with the performance of this bike. With the exception of one owner who received inappropriate brake pads, reports were overwhelmingly positive. This was largely due to the quality componentry that included a full Shimano 105 drivetrain and brakes.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews

User Ratings

99/100 based on 16 ratings
  • 5 star
    94%
  • 4 star
    6%
  • 3 star
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  • 2 star
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