First Look: Verenti Substance II Apex1

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Jon Woodhouse

Jon is the editor here at off.road.cc. Whether it's big days out on the gravel bike or hurtling down technical singletracks, if it's got two wheels and can be ridden on dirt, then he's into it. 

11 comments

1 year 5 months ago

Hi, Sorry for the delay! I'll be honest though the review won't be up this side of Christmas. Our sister site (www.road.cc) has reviewed a few Verenti bikes in the past so maybe check there too......

 

Hi,

I was wondering - when are you planning to publish the full review of the bike?

Thanks!

Miha

 

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1 year 5 months ago

Sorry for the delay on this one! It's getting some miles put into it, I'll be honest though the review won't be up this side of Christmas. Our sister site (www.road.cc) has reviewed a few Verenti bikes in the past so maybe check there too......

 

Please let us "Black Friday/Xmas buyers" know how this bike is holding on?! When are you planning to review this bike?

 

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1 year 6 months ago

Please let us "Black Friday/Xmas buyers" know how this bike is holding on?! When are you planning to review this bike?

1 year 6 months ago

Hi,

I was wondering - when are you planning to publish the full review of the bike?

Thanks!

Miha

1 year 9 months ago

Good point, it does give plenty of space to weld onto, I just think it looks odd on a skinny steel frame. And yes, the Wheels Mfg bottom bracket is the perfect solution. We've also got the Hope screw together BB in to test as well...

1 year 9 months ago

PF30 is a bit strange on steel bikes, but looking at Genesis practice with Volare steel - big BB shell gives a lot of stiffness. There is a solution from Wheels Manufacturing - screw together bracket. I've just bought this bike in Shimano drivetrain and sold that stupid FSA chainset straight away, swaped to Ultegra. Like the paint quality, tyre clearance is MASSIVE,  assembling is not the best, stem was too tight on a carbon steerer...

1 year 9 months ago

Sad for the press fit BB  :/
Can you try panaracer comet 27.5 x 2 , is there enough clearance ?

1 year 9 months ago

Sad for the pressfit  :/
But does panaracer comet 27.5x2 can be installed ?

Thanks

1 year 9 months ago

Mmmmm - we grimaced too..... Sad

1 year 9 months ago

Totally agree with 1961BikiE, everything sounds great but the press fit BB. I'd be interesting how it faired against the Pinnicle Arkose 3. Also as a roadie interested in getting an adventure bike any chance of doing a comparison between getting an adventure bike or a 29er hardtail mountain bike? 

 

1 year 9 months ago

Was looking good until I read "press fit BB". Why oh why on a steel frame? I can understand the arguments for it in carbon frames, especially mass production, but with all the negative reports I've read I'd be very wary. Puts me off this straight away TBH. Shame really.