Firefox is an Indian Bicycle brand which has been around for a long time now. From Kids Bicycles to Womens specific Bicycles and performance focused MTB’s, they have it all. Firefox has a wide range of hardtail MTB’s and we got the opportunity to test ride the Firefox Firestorm 29D and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.3 kgs
The Firefox Firestorm 29D is a new addition to their MTB range. This frame is built from Alloy. This frame comes with a nicely slanting top tube which ensured increased standover height for the rider which makes it safe for the rider on bumpy surfaces. The frame geometry is completely comfort focused giving the rider an open chested riding posture.
Being a Hardtail the Firestorm 29D comes with a Zoom front suspension fork with enough travel which helped tackle bad roads and bumpy surfaces easily.
The Bicycle which I test rode came with a full Red primary colour with Black, Yellow and White as the secondary colours. The graphics were bold and racy which made the bicycle look aggressive. Whilst most Indian bicycle brands are going for a matte finish paint, the gloss finish paint job on the Firestorm was of top quality and definitely made this MTB looked premium.
Firefox have started using Microshift components on a few of their newly released bicycle models. Microshift as a brand is on par with Shimano in terms of performance and quality. The Firestorm 29D comes equipped with a 8-Speed Microshift Mezzo RD-M21L at the rear along with Microshift Mezzo FD-M20 3-Speed at the front. The Microshift drivetrain on this MTB was both quick and smooth in shifting with no lag experienced during the test ride. The 24-Speed gearing system is controlled by Microshift’s TS38 trigger shifters.
The stopping power on this 29er Hardtail MTB is taken care of by a pair of JAK branded Mechanical Disc brakes. These brakes were of good quality and the rotors and disc plates were powerful in stopping amidst traffic and even on flat muddy surfaces.
The 680mm MTB handlebar was wide and gave optimum control for the rider when riding through fast paced flat trails and also when maneuvering through sharp turns.
The Firefox Firestorm 29D comes with Kenda 29” x 2.10” MTB tires. These tires have bulky treads and a uniform tread pattern which provided great traction on trails and flat muddy surfaces. The wheelset provided a faster rolling resistance as well as balanced ride on flat trails. The stock saddle from Firefox is ergonomic in design with enough cushioning for a soreness free ride.
This Alloy hardtail MTB had a comfort focused frame geometry and a wide 680mm handlebar. The powerful Mechanical Disc brakes made it easy to stop on muddy trails and wet urban roads. The 29” Kenda tires were heavily treaded and fast rolling as well. The 24-Speed Microshift drivetrain was smooth in shifting and definitely on par with Shimano. Priced at Rs.26,000(as on 13th January 2021) the Firefox Firestorm 29D is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy an MTB to venture into trail riding.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.