We’ve pedalled hundreds of miles on it with zero complaints
The underside of the chassis uses a deep central slot that helps it flex to absorb bumps and impacts, even on really rough ground.
With a dropped nose profile and a very curvy whale-tail, the overall shape is great for shuffling weight around to shift seating position to maintain traction or to relieve pressure points.
The micro-fibre cover has proven completely watertight even after extended use, and the chassis has shrugged off some crazy crashes and plenty of upside-down trail repairs with no ill effects.
The weight is just about competitive on the cro-mo railed model, but lighter versions are available, one even boasting a carbon chassis.
Widths range from 135mm at the narrowest end (we opted for the 142mm version) up to the positively sofa-like 150mm wide.
Whatever the width, the Volt feels more deeply padded than the scales suggest and is a tough, no-nonsense product that we rate highly.