Vilano Blackjack 29er review

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If you’re looking something under $300, then you should consider this bike. It has everything you need.

The all new Vilano Blackjack 29er is a complete redesign of the old model. It’s equally at ease on trail, dirt road & paths, or pavement – everywhere! The frame is a lightweight handcrafted 6061 aluminum and together with the suspension fork this bike allows you to cruise over obstacles. The Shimano EzFire shifters provide, fast accurate shifting. The front and rear disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power in all conditions.
It doesn’t have racing geometry, but still handles itself pretty well in the forest.

NB! The breaks need to wear in a bit to be safely used on a paved road!

Suggested bike by Bicycle GuiderFeatures:

  • Hand Built Butted 6061 Alloy 29er Hard Tail Frame
  • Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Suspension Fork 80mm Travel
  • Double Wall Alloy Rims
  • Shimano 8 Speed EF-51 Integrated Shifter / Brake Lever

Specs:

  • Frame: 29er Butted 6061 Aluminum
  • Fork: 29er Suspension Fork Alloy 80mm Travel
  • Shifters: Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 8spd
  • Wheels: Double Wall Alloy 32H
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus RD-M280 8spd
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano TX50
  • Crank: Alloy Triple 42/34/24
  • Brakes: Mechanical Disc
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Integarted lever
  • Saddle: MTB Black
  • Seatpost: Alloy w/ clamp 30.9 300mm
  • Handlebar: Alloy 31.8 680mm
  • Chain: KMC z72
  • Pedals: MTB Alloy 9/16″
  • Number of Speeds: 24

Bottom line

Bang for a buck! This Vilano Blackjack 29er review is worth every penny,definitely. It even has a better Chain and derailleur than other bikes on Best mountain bikes under $500 test.

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Vilano Blackjack 29er

$$
7.9

Quality

8.0/10

Components

7.5/10

Price

8.5/10

Geometry

7.5/10

Pros

  • 6062 Alloy frame
  • 29"
  • 80mm Front suspension
  • Quality tires
  • Easy assemble

Cons

  • Assembly and Tuning required
  • Hard seat