A brand that has gained immense popularity for its wide range of value for money bicycles that are durable, Firefox has become an established brand in the Indian market. We got to review the Firefox Missfit, a Single-Speed city bicycle designed for women, read on for our thoughts on the bicycle.
The Firefox Missfit has been made using a hardtail alloy frame. This makes the bicycle lightweight and durable. The bicycle has a downward sloping top tube which makes it specifically suited to women riders. The geometry of the frame ensures a comfortable, upright riding position. Additionally, the women specific frame design enables easier mounting and dismounting. This bicycle comes equipped with a rigid fork. The frame has a provision for a bottle cage to be attached to it. The bicycle is available in a single frame size, corresponding to about 17”.
The Firefox Missfit scores major points in this department. The paint job on the bicycle was impressive, and the matte finish appeared to be of top quality. The welding on the edges of the frame looked simple and neat. The decals and branding on this bicycle adds to the overall aesthetic appeal. The bicycle is available in two colour options - A matte black and a matte maroon.
The Firefox Missfit is a Single-Speed bicycle. The bicycle is ideal for city commuting and leisure riding. Single-speed bicycles are known for simple pedaling and lower maintenance and upkeep costs. However, extra pedaling effort could be required while on elevated areas in the city, like on flyovers or in cities with variable terrains.
The Firefox Missfit comes equipped with V-Brakes at the front and rear that offer adequate stopping power for city usage. The brakes were powerful and impressive, even on wet surfaces.
The handlebar on the Firefox Missfit is a 660mm handlebar which allows for superior control and maneuverability in crowded riding conditions. The positioning of the handlebar ensures a comfortable, upright riding position. However, the handlebar grips were on the harder side, which might affect cyclists using this bicycle on longer duration rides.
The 26”x2.1” tires that come with the Firefox Missfit are sturdy and could possibly be why this bicycle can be used on simple trails apart from the city. The front wheel is fitted with a quick release, which makes removing and putting the wheel back on much simpler. The thicker width of the tires makes the bicycle more stable and balanced on bumpy surfaces, additionally the well-spaced, defined threading on the tires offer for a superior grip while on rugged and wet surfaces.
This bicycle comes equipped with a comfortable saddle that is wide enough to comfortably accommodate one’s sit bones. Additionally, the seat post has a quick release option, making adjusting the height of the saddle easier while on the go. The overall ride quality was pretty smooth and favourable, especially considering the bicycle is aimed at city rides.
This bicycle is ideal for teenage girls and young adult women looking for a well-designed, good looking, comfortable single speed bicycle for city commutes and leisure riding and which is reasonably priced.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.