Firefox is an Indian Bicycle brand with a wide range of models for different riding purposes. Over the years Firefox have also forayed into performance focused bicycle. We got the opportunity to test ride the newly launched Firefox Maestro Road Bicycle and here is what we thought.
Weight: 11.5 kgs
Usage: Fitness/Long distance
The Firefox Maestro is a Road Bicycle built on a full Alloy frame. For an entry-level Road Bicycle the build quality is excellent and that is evident in the 11.5 kgs weight of this bicycle. The geometry is endurance/comfort focused which enables a beginner Road Cyclist to ride the Maestro without any stress to the back or shoulders. The rigid alloy fork on this Bicycle is flattened to make the front of the bicycle weigh less and also handle the vibrations of the surfaces comfortably.
The Maestro which I test rode came in a Black primary colour with Neon Green and Grey as the secondary colours. The smoothly welded tube edges are smooth and aesthetic. The gloss finish paint job made sure the finish was premium in quality and enhanced the Neon Green colour scheme. The colour coded fork matches the colour combination on the frame.
The Maestro is an entry-level Road Bicycle and comes with entry-level Shimano Tourney A070 front and rear derailleurs. The 2x7-Speed combination of gears are the most basic drivetrain one can find on a Road Bicycle. Even though they have their restrictions, these derailleurs are enough for urban rides and those long weekend rides. The shifters for the 14-Speed drivetrain were Shimano Tourney’s paddle and button shifting system, which is easy to use.
Note - The Firefox Maestro also comes with a Microshift Microshift FD-R252-B 2-Speed front derailleur, a Microshift RD-R32S 7-Speed rear derailleur and Microshift R-472 shifters.
The stopping power on this Road Bike is taken care of by Tektro’s Dual Pivot Caliper brakes at the front and rear. These brakes are powerful and had enough stopping power on both dry and wet tarmacs.
The Zoom Alloy 420mm drop handlebar was perfect in length to make sure the shoulders are wide enough for comfortable steering. The bar tape is comfortable with ample cushioning.
The Wanda 700x25C tires kept the Firefox Maestro rolling fast on the tarmac. These tires had strong compounds with neat treading which made sure there was enough traction on tarmacs.
The stock Firefox Saddle was designed specifically for endurance rides which made sure the rider is comfortable for long hours on the saddle.
This Road Bicycle is designed for beginners and amateurs and hence has a comfortable riding geometry. It is built for providing a smooth riding experience for long endurance and fitness rides. The Tektro Dual Pivot Caliper brakes were powerful and balanced. Priced at Rs.31,000(as on 3rd December 2020), the Firefox Maestro Road Bicycle is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy their first road bicycle.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.