Bike Ark is an Indian Bicycle brand with various models from fixies to Hybrids. Stylish design and bright colours have always been the core for all models from Bike Ark. We got the opportunity to test ride the Bike Ark Yolo and here is what we thought.
Weight: 12.5 kgs
The Bike Ark Yolo is built on a full 6061 Alloy frame. The Yolo marks Bike Ark’s entry into the Alloy range of Bicycles. The frame’s geometry is standard with a straight top tube, which made sure that the riding posture is comfortable and relaxed. These tubes have been welded smoothly and the overall frame has been built in a way for it to absorb vibrations off the surfaces, which in turn will reduce the stress for the rider. The Hi-Ten Steel rigid fork in the front was bladed and strong.
Bike Ark has always been known for their design, since their very first Fixed Gear Bicycle models. The Yolo which I test rode came in a full Orange frame with Black and White as the secondary colours for the graphics and text on the bicycle. The matte finish paint job was smooth and neatly done. The deep dish rims definitely enhanced the aesthetics of this Bicycle.
Shimano’s Tourney TZ50 in the front and rear complete the 21-Speed derailleur system in the Bike Ark Yolo. Tourney is considered entry-level in the Shimano hierarchy but the TZ version of Tourney derailleurs are not only sleek in design but they were also smooth in shifting during the test ride. The shifting was smooth and no lag was experienced during the test ride. Shifters for this 21-Speed derailleurs are the EF500 model from Shimano.
The Tongli branded Mechanical Disc brakes on the Bike Ark Yolo were powerful and ideal for all braking needs inside the City especially amidst traffic when riding fast. The brakes felt balanced and safe to use when interval braking and jamming them as well.
The wide handlebar with a slight raise from the middle gives great steering control and keeps the riding posture comfortable.
The Compass 700x35c tires on the Yolo were ideal for urban roads. They were fast rolling and the tread pattern gave enough traction to keep the bicycle safe on slight muddy surfaces and fast turns. Both the double walled Alloy rims are installed with sealed cartridge hubs which contribute immensely towards a better and smoother rolling of the wheels. This is a worthy addition for a Hybrid Bicycle at this price.
The ergonomic stock Saddle was designed with the perfect length and width to make sure the rider is comfortable on both bumpy and long rides.
This Hybrid Bicycle has a lightweight Alloy frame with a comfortable riding posture. The matte finish paint job was top notch in quality with a smooth finish. The Tongli branded Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful and balanced. The Compass 700x35C Hybrid tires with deep-dish Alloy rims and sealed cartridge hubs were aesthetic and helped in faster rolling resistance. Priced at Rs.20,499 (as on 12th May 2021) the Bike Ark Yolo is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Hybrid Bicycle for fitness and commutes on urban roads.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.