Windsor Bikes

Windsor Bikes: A Deeper Look into Their Bikes

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Windsor is the name for decent lower-level bikes, which offers excellent value for prices. There are a couple of  Windsor bicycle companies- a Taiwan-based one, and the other is a Mexican.

A lot of people are happy with Windsor bikes not only for the prices but quality as well.

They are basicallygeneric bikes made either in Taiwan or Mexico in the same factories where other name brands are manufactured. They then put the Windsor or Mercier or Motobecaneon the frame and add different types of components.

Perhaps, all of the following bike brands are made in the same factories as the Windsor. So, the simple equation is,

Windsor = Mercier = Motobecane = Dawes (USA) = Cycle Spectrum = Bikesdirect.com = SPRTYMAMA (eBay) = Chicabike (eBay).

The Positive Sides

  • Windsor bikes are not glamorous, but you are likely to find the best value with them. Sounds interesting, right? Keep reading as you might love to explore more about Windsor bikes.
  • Windsor is selling their bikes without dealer or marketing support. That is why they are offering you competitive price and pretty good values.
  • The bikes are jam-packed with premium or at least decent components to make you happy. If you put the name “Trek” and the like on the body of Windsor bike, probably, the price would be, at least, USD 300 higher!
  • You will get terrific bargains and great bikes from Windsor via BikesDirect.com and the like.
  • The engine/gears and associated components, the heart of the bike, seems to be solid.

The Negative Sides

  • Generally, Windsor bike is sold online to keep the price down. Probably, most of their bikes are sold through BikesDirect.com.
  • Windsor offers a limited return policy. So, you can expect to have a limited or no after sales service! However, some local shops may sell this bike at a slightly higher price with a limited warranty and lifetime tune-up service!
  • Perhaps, the quality control inspections might be less rigorousat the factory during bike assembly process.
  • You cannot expect to have the same level of customer service and support as the renowned brand offers in the event of defects.
  • You may encounter an issue with the paint of the frame and rear spoke problem as witnessed by some customers.

Recreational and Sport Cycles

Windsor makes bikes in different variants as the Recreational and Sports Cycles, Enthusiast and Racing Cycles, Off-Road Front Suspension Cliff 29R Cycles, Off-Road Front Suspension Cycles (Cliff Series), Off-Road Full Suspension Cycles (Ghost Series), and Xfusion Xtralite + Carbon Stay + Full Carbon Cycles.

For Recreational and Sports Cycles, they do make Wellington 1, Wellington 2, Wellington 3, Leeds, Stratford, and Dover. The price starts from USD 699 and ends at USD 895.

All the bikes are equipped with quality components and come with great value for money!

 

WELLINGTON 1

WELLINGTON 2

WELLINGTON 3

LEEDS

STRATFORD

DOVER

Frame

Advancedshaped 6061 Aluminium

Advancedshaped 6061 Aluminium

Advancedshaped 6061 Aluminium

Advancedshaped 7005 Aluminium

Kinesis Double Butted Aluminium

Kinesis Double Butted Aluminium

Fork

Dura-Forte Chrome-Moly

Dura-Forte Chrome-Moly

Carbon Fiber Bladed

Dura-Forte Chrome-Moly

Dura-Forte Chrome-Moly

Dura-Forte Chrome-Moly

Crank

Shimano Double Ring Road

Road Aluminium Triple 52/42/30t

Road Aluminium Triple 52/42/30t

Alloy 52/42/30t

Alloy 52/42/30t

Alloy 52/42/30t

Pedals

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

Frt Der

Shimano

Sora

Sora

Sora

Sora

Sora

Rr Der

Sora

Sora

Sora

Sora

Sora

Sora

Shifter

Shimano Stem Shifters

Shimano 24-Speed STI

Shimano 24-Speed STI

Sora 24-Speed STI

Shimano St-R220 24-Speed R/Fire

Sora 24-Speed STI

Freewheel

SR 11-28t

SR 11-28t

SR 11-28t

SR 11-28t

SR 11-28t

SR 11-28t

Rim

Alex Alloy

Alex Alloy

Alex Alloy

Alex Alloy 36

Alex Da22 Dbl Wall 36

Alex Da22 Dbl Wall 36

Hubs

Alloy QR

Alloy QR

Alloy QR

Alloy QR

Alloy QR

Alloy QR

Tires

Maxxis 700×23

Maxxis 700×23

Maxxis 700×23

Maxxis 700×23

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Brakeset

Alloy Caliper

Alloy Caliper

Alloy Caliper

Shimano Sora

Shimano Sora

Shimano Sora

H/Bar

Alloy Dropbar

Alloy Dropbar

Alloy Dropbar

Alloy Dropbar

Alloy Flat

Alloy Dropbar

Stem

Alloy Quill 1 Inch

Alloy Quill

Alloy Threadless

Alloy 1 Inch Quill

Alloy Ahead Adjustable

Alloy AheadSEt

Seatpost

Alloy 300mm

Alloy 300mm

Alloy 300mm

Alloy 300mm

Alloy 300mm

Alloy 300mm

Saddle

Velo

Velo

Velo

Velo

Velo Blk/Blk

Velo Blk/Red

Weight

22.3lb

22.2lb

21.9lb

22.1lb

19.7lb

19.8lb

MSRP

$699

$800

$900

$770

$795

$895

 

Enthusiast and Racing Cycles

For the category ofEnthusiast and Racing Cycles,Windsor does make four models as the Bristol, Fens, Knight, and Falkirk. The price starts from USD 1,095 and ends at USD 1,995.

All the bikescome with quite decent components and offerpretty good values!

It seems that this series is exclusively for a customer with a mid-level budget!

 

BRISTOL

FENS

KNIGHT

FALKIRK

Frame

Multishape Butted Aluminium

Multishape Butted Aluminium

Multishape Butted Aluminium

Multishape Butted Aluminium

Fork

Kinesis Carbon Fiber

Kinesis Carbon Fiber

Kinesis Carbon Fiber

Kinesis Carbon Fiber

Crank

FSA Aluminium 52/42/30t

FSA Aluminium 50/39/30t

Truvativ Elita Gxp 52/42/30t

FSA Gossamer Megaexo 53/39t

Pedals

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

VP-162 Alloy Clipless

VP-162 Alloy Clipless

VP-162 Alloy Clipless

Frt Der

Sora

Shimano 105

Shimano Ultegra

Shimano Ultegra SL

Rr Der

Sora

Shimano 105

Shimano Ultegra

Ultegra

Shifter

Sora 24-Speed STI

Shimano 105 30-Speed STI

Shimano Ultegra 30-Speed STI

Shimano Ultegra 20-Speed STI

Freewheel

Sr 11-28t

Shimano 12-25t

Shimano 12-25t

Shimano 12-25t

Rim

Alex Da22 Dbl Wall 36

Alex DA22 Dbl Wall 32

Vuelta XRP Pro

Shimano Whr-500

Hubs

Alloy QR

Alloy QR

Vuelta Xrp QR

Shimano QR

Tires

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Brakeset

Shimano Sora

Shimano 105

Shimano Ultegra

Shimano Ultegra

H/Bar

Alloy Dropbar

Ritchey Ergo

Ritchey Ergo

Ritchey Ergo

Stem

Alloy AheadSEt

Ritchey AheadSet

Ritchey AheadSet

Ritchey AheadSet

Seatpost

Alloy 300mm

Ritchey 300mm

Ritchey 300mm

Ritchey 300mm

Saddle

Velo Blk/Blu

Velo Blk/Yel

Velo Blk/Blk

Velo Blk/Yel

Weight

19.9lb

19.2lb

18.9lbs

18.5lb

MSRP

$1,095

$1,495

$1,995

$1,995

Enthusiast and Racing Cycles 

In terms of Enthusiast and Racing Cycles,Windsor do offer four models as the Track, Cyclo, Tourist, and Willow. The price starts from USD 795 and ends at USD 1,895.

Except for Track, all three models come with nice components and pretty good values!

 

TRACK

CYCLO

TOURIST

WILLOW

Frame

Double Butted Select Chromoly

Cross Spec Biaxle Aluminum

Double Butted Chromoly Tour-Specific

Kinesis Double Butted Aluminum Women-Specific

Fork

Chromoly Track Unicrown

Cross Carbon Fiber Integ.

ChromolyUnicrown Fender Mounts

Chromoly Unicrown

Crank

Truvativ Trouro 48t

FSA Gossamer 36/46t Megaexo

Rpm Forged 30/42/52t

Rpm Forged 30/42/52t

Pedals

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

N/A

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

Alloy Road W/ Toe Clips

Frt Der

N/A

Shimano 105

Shimano Deore

Sora

Rr Der

N/A

Shimano Ultegra

Tiagra

Sora

Shifter

N/A

Shimano 105 10-Speed STI

Shimano Tiagra 27-Speed STI

Shimano Sora24-Speed STI

Freewheel

16t

Shimano 12-25t

Shimano 11-32t

Shimano 12-24t

Rim

Drx2000 Dbl Wall 32f/32r

Alex Dc19 32f/32r

Dm18 Dbl Wall 36f/36r

Drx2000 Dbl Wall 32f/32r

Hubs

Alloy Track

Alex QR

Ritchey QR

FDL QR

Tires

Kenda K191 700×23(650/43cm)

Kenda Cross 700×32

Michelin Dynamic 700×30

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Brakeset

N/A

Tektro Oryx W/ 105 Levers

Tektro/Shimano Tiagra

Promax/Sora

H/Bar

Alloy Track Dropbar

FDL Butted Ergo

FDL Butted Ergo

FDL Butted Ergo

Stem

FSA 1″ RollerBrng

Integrated Aheadset

FDL Aheadset

FDL Aheadset

Seatpost

Alloy 250mm

Alloy 250mm

Alloy 250mm

Alloy 250mm

Saddle

Velo Blk/Blk

Velo Blk/Blk

Velo Blk/Blk

Womenspec Blk/Blk

Weight

18.8lb

19.9lb

28.8lb

24.6lb

MSRP

$795

$1,895

$1,495

$795

Off-Road Front Suspension Cliff 29R Cycles

Windsor doesproduce29R Cycles for the 29R lovers! They try to meet up the demands of the riders with Off-Road Front Suspension Cliff 29R Cycles.The price starts from USD 900 and ends at USD 1,900.

All three models – Team, Pro, and Comp equipped with decent components and best buy features!

 

Cliff 29R Team

Cliff 29R Pro

Cliff 29R Comp

Frame

Altair2 Custom Butted Aluminium, Hydroformed Power diamond Downtube With Gusset, Integrated Headtube

Altair2 Custom Butted Aluminium, Hydroformed Power Diamond Downtube With Gusset, Integrated Headtube

Altair2 Custom Butted Aluminium, Hydroformed Power Diamond Downtube With Gusset, Integrated Headtube

Fork

Rockshox Reba Sl 80mm, 29″ Remote Poploc

Rockshox 80mm Tora318 Air 29″+ Turnkey Lockout

Rockshox Dart3 80mm+ Turnkey Lockout

Crank

Truvativ Firex 3.0 GXP, 44/32/22t

Truvativ 5d 3.0 Powerspline 44/32/22t

Truvativ 5d 3.0 Powerspline 44/32/22t

Pedals

ATB Beartrap Composite

ATB Beartrap Composite

ATB Beartrap Composite

Frt Der

SRAM X.9 

SRAM X.7

SRAM X.5

Rr Der

SRAM X.9

SRAM X.7

SRAM X.5

Shifter

SRAM X.9

SRAM X.7

SRAM X.5

Freewheel

PG950 11-34t 9 Speed

PG950 11-34t 9 Speed

Sunrace 11-32t 9 Speed

Rim

WTB Laser Disc Trail 29″, 32h Eyelet

WTB Speed Disc Am 29″, 32h Eyelet

WTB Speed Disc Am 29″, 32h Eyelet

Hubs

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Tires

Kenda Nevegal 29×2.2 Kevlar

Kenda Nevegal 29×2.2

Kenda Nevegal 29×2.2

Brakeset

Avid Juicy 7 Hydraulic, 160mm Rotor

Avid Juicy 5 Hydraulic, 160mm Rotor

Avid Bb5 Mechanical, 160mm Rotor

H/Bar

Windsor Pro Riser 15mm Double-buttedAluminium 31.8mm

Windsor Pro Riser 15mm Double-buttedAluminium 31.8mm

Windsor Pro Riser 15mm Double-buttedAluminium 31.8mm

Stem

Windsor Pro Ul Forged Aluminium +/-7 Deg Ahead 1.125 Inch

Windsor 3d Forged Aluminium +/-7 Deg Ahead 1.125 Inch

Windsor 3d Forged Aluminium +/-7 Deg Ahead 1.125 Inch

Seatpost

Alloy 350mm

Alloy 350mm

Alloy 350mm

Saddle

WTB Rocket V Comp SE 

WTB Rocket V Comp SE 

WTB Rocket V Comp SE 

Weight

29.7lb

30.30lb

30.5lb

MSRP

$1900

$1500

$900

 

Off-Road Front Suspension Cycles (Cliff Series)

Apart from Off-Road Front Suspension Cliff 29R Cycles, they do have two other series of Off-Road Front Suspension bikes – the Cliff Series and Ghost series.Thisline-upincludes Cliff 4500, Cliff 4700, and Cliff 4900.

The price of these bikes is between USD 750 and USD 995.Cliff is the entry-level category with some decent components.

 

CLIFF 4500

CLIFF 4700

CLIFF 4900

Frame

6061 Double Butted Aluminum, Double Diamond Downtube With Gusset

6061 Double Butted Aluminum, Double Diamond Downtube With Gusset

6061 Double Butted Aluminum, Double Diamond Downtube With Gusset

Fork

Rockshox Dart1 + Hydraulic Damping, Disc Mounts

Rockshox Dart1 + Hydraulic Damping, Disc Mounts

Rockshox Dart2 + Hydraulic Damping, Disc Mounts

Crank

Truvativ Aluminum Triple 42/32/22t

Truvativ 5d Aluminum Triple 42/32/22t

Truvativ 5d Aluminum Triple 42/32/22t

Pedals

ATB Beartrap Composite

ATB Beartrap Composite

ATB Beartrap Composite

Frt Der

Shimano FDM 330â 

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore

Rr Der

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore Lx

Shimano Deore XT Long Cage

Shifter

Shimano EZ-Fire 8 Speed Pods + Optical Display

Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Trigger Pods

Shimano Deore Mega 9 Speed Pods

Freewheel

12-28t 8 Speed

12-28t 8 Speed

11-32t 9 Speed

Rim

Alex Dp17 Disc Alloy 36 Doublewall

Alex Dp17 Disc Alloy 36 Doublewall

Alex Dp17 Disc Alloy 36 Doublewall

Hubs

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Tires

WTB Velociraptor 26×2.1

WTB Velociraptor 26×2.1

WTB Velociraptor 26×2.1

Brakeset

Tektro Io Mechanical Disc 160 Rotor

Tektro Io Mechanical Disc 160 Rotor

Tektro Io Mechanical Disc 160 Rotor

H/Bar

Windsor Comp Al Riser

Windsor Comp Al Riser

Windsor Comp Al Riser

Stem

Alloy Ahead 1.125 Inch

Alloy Ahead 1.125 Inch

Alloy Ahead 1.125 Inch

Seatpost

Alloy 350mm

Alloy 350mm

Alloy 350mm

Saddle

WTB Speed V Sport 

WTB Speed V Sport 

WTB Speed V Sport

Weight

29.5lb

29.45lb

29.25lb

MSRP

$750

$850

$995

Off-Road Full Suspension Cycles (Ghost Series)

Alike Cliff Series, Off-Road Front Suspension Cycles also ornamented by Ghost Series.The Ghost seriescarries a slightly higher price tag. Ghost series comprises Ghost 6500, Ghost 6700, and Ghost 6900.

The Ghost series is also the entry-level bike.You can have all the bikes within USD 1,000 while the lowest price is USD 850.

 

GHOST 6500

GHOST 6700

GHOST 6900

Frame

6061 Double Butted Aluminium, Double Diamond Downtube With Gusset

6061 Double Butted Aluminium, Double Diamond Downtube With Gusset

6061 Double Butted Aluminium, Double Diamond Downtube With Gusset

Fork /Rear Shock

Rockshox Dart1 + Hydraulic Damping, Disc Mounts / Ks-26 Coil+Hydraulic Cartridge

Rockshox Dart1 + Hydraulic Damping, Disc Mounts / Ks-26 Coil+Hydraulic Cartridge

Rockshox Dart2 + Hydraulic Damping, Disc Mounts / Ks-26 Coil+Hydraulic Cartridge

Crank

Truvativ Aluminium Triple 42/32/22t

Truvativ 5d Aluminium Triple 42/32/22t

Truvativ 5d Aluminium Triple 42/32/22t

Pedals

ATB Beartrap Composite

ATB Beartrap Composite

ATB Beartrap Composite

Frt Der

Shimano FDM 330

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore

Rr Der

Shimano Deore

Shimano Deore Lx

Shimano Deore XT Long Cage

Shifter

Shimano EZ-Fire 8 Speed Pods + Optical Display

Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Trigger Pods

Shimano Deore Mega 9 Speed Pods

Freewheel

12-28t 8 Speed

12-28t 8 Speed

11-32t 9 Speed

Rim

Alex Dp17 Disc Alloy 36 Doublewall

Alex Dp17 Disc Alloy 36 Doublewall

Alex Dp17 Disc Alloy 36 Doublewall

Hubs

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Gravity Disc Alloy QR

Tires

WTB Velociraptor 26×2.1

WTB Velociraptor 26×2.1

WTB Velociraptor 26×2.1

Brakeset

Tektro Io Mechanical Disc 160 Rotor

Tektro Io Mechanical Disc 160 Rotor

Tektro Io Mechanical Disc 160 Rotor

H/Bar

Windsor Comp AL Riser

Windsor Comp AL Riser

Windsor Comp AL Riser

Stem

Alloy Ahead 1.125 Inch

Alloy Ahead 1.125 Inch

Alloy Ahead 1.125 Inch

Seatpost

Alloy 350mm

Alloy 350mm

Alloy 350mm

Saddle

WTB Speed V Sport 

WTB Speed V Sport 

WTB Speed V Sport

Weight

32.7lb

32.5lb

32.25lb

MSRP

$850

$950

$1095

Xfusion Xtralite+Carbon Stay + Full Carbon Cycles 

It seems that the Windsor aims to leave no stone untouched!

The do produce high-end bikes as well! These are full carbon bikes! So, you can have almost all types’ bikes from Windsor according to your need and budget!

The price starts from USD 2,795 and ends at USD 3,795.The pretty high figure, right? Huh! At least for us! Ha Ha Ha!

Having said that you would get more value than what you will pay, which is true for all the Windsor bikes and the Bradford, Trent, Kennet, and Falkirk Carbon are not the exception!

 

BRADFORD

TRENT

KENNET

FALKIRK CARBON

Frame

Aero-Xfusion Xlite 6061al/Carbon

Aero-Xfusion Xlite 6061al/Carbon

Aero-Xfusion Xlite 6061al/Carbon

Veryhigh Modulus Carbonfusion

Fork

Kinesis Aero Carbon

Kinesis Aero Carbon

Kinesis Aero Carbon

Windsor Aero Carbon

Crank

Dura Ace 10 52/39t

Ultegra 52/39/30t

Ultegra 52/39t

Truvativ Compact 50/36t

Pedals

N/A

VP-162 Alloy Clipless

VP-162 Alloy Clipless

N/A

Frt Der

Dura Ace 10

Ultegra

Ultegra

105 10spd 

Rr Der

Dura Ace 10

Ultegra 

Ultegra 

Ultegra 

Shifter

Dura Ace 20spd STI

Ultegra 30spd STI

Ultegra 20spd STI 

New 105 20spd STI 

Freewheel

Dura Ace 12-27t

Shimano 12-23t

Shimano 11-23t

Shimano 12-27t

Rim

Amclassic Victory 24F/28R

Amclassic Victory 24F/28R

Amclassic Victory 24F/28R

Alex Pro R1.0 28f/32R

Hubs

Ac QR

Ac QR

Ac QR

Alx QR

Tires

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Michelin Dynamic 700×23

Continental Ultrasport 700×23

Brakeset

Dura Ace 10

Cane Creek Scr5

Cane Creek Scr5

Canecreek Scr3

H/Bar

Ritchey Ergo

Ritchey Ergo

Ritchey Ergo

Windsor Ergo

Stem

Canecreek Aheadset

Canecreek Aheadset

Canecreek Aheadset

Canecreek Aheadset

Seatpost

Ritchey 300mm

Ritchey 300mm

Ritchey 300mm

Windsor 300mm

Saddle

Velo Blk/Yel

Velo Blk/Yel

Velo Blk/Yel

Windsor V-Cut

Weight

17.9lbs

18.9lbs

18.5lb

18.5lb

MSRP

$3,795

$2,795

$2,795

$2,895

Final Verdict

If your budget is tight, but looking for a decent bike, you may rely upon Windsor!

If you are one who would love to save a handsome amount from your purchase, Windsor also might be your destination!

And if you are like us who look for a great pedaling buddy with great components, then you may consider having a Windsor bike.

Nothing in the world is free from flaws and Windsor bike is not the exception! Keeping constraints aside, Windsor bike might be (or we should say, “should be”) one of your best choices.

We love to hear from you as well. Let us know your thoughts, experiences,and inputs!

Stay fit and stay healthy! Happy pedaling!

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