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13 Incline Alpha£500.00

13 Incline Alpha£500.00

The 13 Incline Alpha outclasses most bikes you’ll find around this price point The Incline, from Halfords house-brand 13, is marginally more expensive than the other budget bikes (the Trek Marlin 6, Specialized Pitch and Saracen Tufftrax) we tested alongside it – which when you’re working with prices this low, gives it an immediate advantage. Punching above its price point That said, the Incline’s outstanding performance would put many £700-800 bikes we’ve tested in the shade. Triple-butted mainframe tubes save weight while maintaining strength This isn’t just a question of good value componentry on a generic frame either. The Incline frame uses triple butted (three different wall thicknesses in the same tube) main tubes to tune strength and stiffness without excess weight. The main tubes and rear stays are also curved and tapered to remove sting from rough terrain without diluting power delivery. Related: 13 Bikes Incline Delta – first look Smoothed welds and internal gear routing give clean lines and the rear brake uses an easily adjustable post mount. The quick-release collar on the seat clamp also allows generous seat drop for steep descents before the rubber ’13 race number’ badge stops play. The matt grey and blue […]

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