The frame geometry is endurance focused and can be safely termed an all-rounder.
The tapered carbon fork is super-light and helps immensely in reducing the overall weight of the Bicycle.
The Shimano Sora 2x9-Speed groupset had enough range for those steep climbs.
The dual disc brake setup was precise and powerful in performance when stopping on both dry and wet roads.
The rubber compounds were strong and do give a long life on dry roads.
Battalion is a new entrant into the Indian Bicycle industry. This Indian brand have launched with 3 models to start with, 1 Road Bike and 2 MTB’s. We got the opportunity to test ride the Battalion R25 Road Bicycle and here is what we thought.
The Battalion R25 is built on a performance focused Road focused Alloy frame. The frame geometry is endurance focused and can be safely termed an all-rounder as the riding posture on the hoods and drops are suited well for both flat out speeds and tiresome hill climbs. The tapered carbon fork is super-light and immensely helps in reducing the overall weight of the Bicycle.
This Road Bicycle from Battalion which we test rode came in a dual colour frame with Black and Green with White as the secondary colour. The matte finish paint job quality was smooth with bright White graphics. The internal cable routing for the gears made sure the Bicycle looked neat and also increases the life of the cables.
The Battalion R25 is equipped with an 18-Speed Shimano Sora groupset. Sora is the 2nd from bottom after Claris in Shimano’s Road component hierarchy. The shifting was quick and responsive during the test ride. The Sora 2x9-Speed paddle shifters are easy and smooth in usage.
The Battalion R25’s stopping power is handled by Ridek Mechanical Disc brakes. The dual disc brake setup was precise and powerful in performance when stopping on both dry and wet roads.
The Jijabao drop handlebar on this Bicycle was comfortable on the hoods and drops. The bar tape was grippy even with wet hands and gloves.
The 700x25C compound road tires were perfect for fast rides and climbing on smooth tarmacs. The rubber compounds were strong and do give a long life on dry roads.
The stock saddle was designed ergonomically for an Endurance Road Bicycle to make sure the rider can be seated for long hours without experiencing any soreness.
This Road Bicycle has and Endurance focused frame geometry, making it comfortable for long rides and climbs. The 2x9-Speed full Shimano Sora drivetrain was smooth and precise in shifting. The internal gear cable routing helps with increasing the life of the cables and also makes it look neater. Priced at Rs.65,990(as on 16th March 2023) the Battalion R25 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Road Bike for long endurance rides and amateur racing as well.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.
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