Firefox is an Indian Bicycle brand who have been around for a long time now. Firefox has a wide range of hardtail MTB’s and we got the opportunity to test ride the Firefox Mountana D and here is what we thought.
Weight: 16.4 kgs
The Firefox Mountana D is an existing model in the Firefox MTB range and has been relaunched with some new features. This frame is built fully using Alloy, and comes with a slanting top tube which made it easy to get on and off the bicycle and also makes it safer for the rider on bumpy rides with that extra standover clearance. The frame geometry ensured the rider was upright with relaxed shoulder and wrist positions for a pain free ride. Being a hardtail the Mountana D comes with a Zoom front suspension fork with just enough travel to roll over bumpy surfaces and potholes.
The Bicycle which I test rode came in a full Red primary colour with Grey and Black as the secondary colours for the graphics and text. The graphics were bold with contrasting colours which made the bicycle look aesthetic. The matte finish paint job was smooth and the tube welds were perfectly molded.
Firefox have started using Microshift components on few of their newly released Bicycle models. Microshift as a brand is on par with Shimano in terms of performance and quality. The Mountana D comes equipped with a 7-Speed Microshift Mezzo RD-M21 at the rear along with Microshift Mezzo FD-M20 3-Speed at the front. The Microshift drivetrain on this bicycle was both quick and smooth in shifting with no lag experienced during the test ride. The 21-Speed gearing system is controlled by Microshift’s TS38 trigger shifters.
The stopping power on this 29” hardtail MTB is taken care of by a pair of JAK branded Mechanical Disc brakes. These brakes were of good quality and the disc plates were powerful in stopping amidst traffic and even on flat muddy surfaces.
The 620mm MTB handlebar with a 30mm raise 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 Mountana D comes with Ralson Explorer Vasco 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. This wheelset was ideal for faster rolling resistance as well as being balanced on flat trails.
The stock Saddle from Firefox wasn’t the most ergonomic in design but had enough cushioning for a soreness free ride.
This Alloy hardtail MTB was comfortable to ride thanks to its frame geometry and the wide 620mm handlebar. The powerful Mechanical Disc brakes made it easy to stop on muddy trails and wet urban roads. The 29” Ralson Explorer Vasco tires were heavily treaded and fast rolling as well. The 21-Speed Microshift drivetrain was smooth in shifting and definitely on par with Shimano. Priced at Rs.22,200(as on 22nd January 2021) the Firefox Mountana D is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy an MTB for both trails and riding on rough urban roads.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.