The Alloy Hardtail frame is performance focused in terms of build quality and geometry
The front suspension fork comes with a 100mm travel which worked to its limits during the test ride.
During the test ride these gears did perform well and without any lags and glitches.
They were both reactive and balanced making them safe to use on the roughest and toughest of trails.
The wheelset is strong and is meant for performance on trails.
Avitri Bikes is a new entrant to the Bicycle market in India. Avitri Bikes are designed from the ground up to be a perfect fit for any rider. Avitri Bikes combine an ergonomic design with cutting-edge technology to give you the ultimate riding experience. We got the opportunity to test ride the Avitri Mantis 950 Microshift and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.6kgsUsage: Trail/Fitness
The Avitri Mantis 950 comes with an Alloy hardtail frame which is performance focused in terms of build quality and geometry. The Alloy material has been used cautiously in a manner to make sure the most sensitive points on the frame which might experience the most vibrations have extra reinforcements. At the same time, the tubes in between are relatively smaller in circumference which reduces the weight of the frame a little bit.
Being a performance focused hardtail MTB, the suspension plays a big role in the ride quality of this Bicycle. The front suspension fork comes with a 100mm travel which worked to its limits during the test ride. The lockout was quick and easy to use and helped ride faster on flatter patches on the trails.
The Bicycle which I test rode came in a full Blue frame with Yellow and White graphics. The model name ‘M950’ is visible in a bold font across the top tube which is very stylish. The gloss finish paint job is top notch and enhances the quality of the Blue colour on the frame. The slanting top tube and the wide handlebar makes this hardtail MTB look aggressive.
The Avitri Mantis M950 comes equipped with a microShift M22 3-Speed front derailleur and a microShift M26 8-Speed at the rear as derailleurs. These are mid-level in the microShift MTB gearing line. During the test ride these gears did perform well and without any lags and glitches. The gear shifting was smooth with no lags and the 3x8-Speed gears had enough range for quick accelerations and fast climbs.
The stopping power on the Avitri Mantis 950 is taken care of by a pair of Mechanical Disc brakes. During the test ride these brakes were super powerful to use. They were both reactive and balanced making them safe to use on the roughest and toughest of trails. The brake levers were easy to engage.
The Alloy wide handlebar on this hardtail MTB was wide enough giving good control of the Bicycle on trails.
The Kenda 29” x 2.10” MTB tires were heavily treaded. During the test ride these tires proved its worth by rolling over rough surfaces with stones quite easily. The wheelset is strong and is meant for performance on trails.
The stock Avitri Saddle on this Bicycle was padded well which ensured the rider was soreness free even on bumpy surfaces.
This Hardtail MTB is packed with performance focused components which helped roll over rough surfaces during the test ride. The wide handlebar and aggressive frame geometry helped being balanced on trails. The Microshift 24-Speed gears, Mechanical Disc brakes and Kenda tires contribute to a high quality riding experience. If you are someone looking to buy your first performance focused Hardtail MTB then the Avitri Mantis 950 priced at Rs.25,999(as on 16th May 2022) is an ideal choice to consider.
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