When you talk about the Performance Bicycle segment in India, there are only a few brands that come to mind and one of the leading ones in that segment is Firefox Bikes. It has maintained its position as one of the most aspirational Bicycles for children, and a great offering for adults who want more from their Bicycle. We got the opportunity to test ride the Firefox Momentum NXT and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.1 kgs
The Firefox Momentum NXT is built on a full Alloy frame. This frame is well designed, sturdy and lightweight. The ergonomics on the Momentum NXT is the perfect combination of comfort and aggressiveness for a Hybrid. You will find yourself forward bent to an extent, which ensures that you are in an ideal position for balanced riding. The frame has a combination of circular, tapered and flat tube profiles across the frame sections, this results in optimizing strength at the key joints, while minimizing weight where larger tubing is not required.
The Suntour NEX front suspension fork comes with a 63mm travel and is ideal to tackle bumps and speed breakers. The suspension lockout feature is easy to operate and makes the suspension fork rigid and thus making the ride faster on flat surfaces.
The Firefox Momentum NXT is one good-looking Hybrid. The frame design, unique and eye catchy tube profiles, along with one of the best paint jobs in the market, translates to the Momentum NXT being a head turner on the road. The Bicycle which I test rode came in a full Red primary colour and Black as the secondary colour for graphics and text. The gloss finish paint job was top notch in quality.
The 24-Speed drivetrain on the Momentum NXT is a combination of a 3-speed Shimano Tourney as the front derailleur, and an 8-speed Shimano Acera as the rear derailleur. Shifting was good across gears, with hardly any lags felt during the test ride. This gear combination is ideal and expected at this price point. The drive train is controlled by Shimano EF500 Alloy shifters, which were positioned well and easy to use.
The Momentum NXT comes with Tektro branded Mechanical Disc brakes. These brakes were solid in stopping power and felt balanced to use even when jamming them. The brake levers were also lengthy and had an easy spring action which made it possible to operate using just 2 or 3 fingers.
The 660mm handlebar with a 20mm rise was perfect in length for a comfortable riding posture. The adjustable quill stem is a useful feature which enables the rider to change the angle of the handlebar to an aggressive or comfortable position.
The Momentum NXT rolls on a pair of 700 x 38c Kenda tires that are fixed on to double walled Alloy rims. The treading and size of the tire were ideal for city commuting and long rides. The rolling resistance was fast and the tread pattern provided enough traction on wet roads as well.
The stock Firefox saddle seems to have got a major upgrade with its performance focused centre slit design, making it ergonomic in design.
This is a Hybrid Bicycle with a comfortable Alloy frame which is easy to accelerate and also to ride on inclines. The aesthetic design with a gloss finish paint job made the Bicycle look premium. The ride quality was enhanced by an impressive Tourney/Acera 24-Speed drivetrain, suspension fork with lockout and also Tektro Mechanical Disc brakes. Priced at Rs.31,500(as on 7th December 2020), the Firefox Momentum NXT is an ideal choice for anyone looking to by a Bicycle for fitness, long distance rides and daily commutes.
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