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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Steppenwolf Tundra. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
10 reasons to buy
- The front suspension fork is equipped with a remote lockout that is operable via a button on the handlebars. This means that it can be turned on or off via the flick of a switch.
- The Avid disc brakes use mineral oil which means less bleeding is needed, due to the fact that no water and air are entering the system.
- The aluminum frame on the 27.5” model was considered to be light - while the 29er's featherweight carbon frame floated on a higher level.
- Experts and amateurs alike, painted the geometry of the Tundra as ‘racy’. In general, it was described as a ‘very fast’ bike.
- Some buyers thought the price was almost too good to be true. An expert rated the ‘price-performance ratio’ as very decent.
- According to reviewers, photos can not do the Tundra justice. In person, it was depicted as being a great looking machine with a modern design.
- Users say that gears shift smoothly straight-out-of-the-box, with no need for adjustment.
- This handling on this rig is apparently very responsive.
- The Tundra accommodates wide tires, up to 2.5 in the front, by some reports.
- Componentry is generally considered to be of high quality: including DT Swiss rims, Easton or FSA Bars, FSA or SRAM Crankset, Shimano XT Drivetrain and Avid Brakes (according to specific model).
4 reasons not to buy
- One expert felt that the fork on the 27.5 model could be upgraded, but this wasn’t seen as a major drawback.
- On the same model, this expert felt that the brake calipers were not of the highest quality.
- Some riders swapped the Ergon saddle out fairly early. This might be a sign that it wasn’t the most comfortable.
- One user lamented the Tundra’s lack of rack mounts.