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 is Firefox. It has maintained its position as one of the most aspirational brands with a great offering for Adults who want more from their Bicycle. We got the opportunity to test ride the Firefox Prisa and here is what we thought.
Weight: 13.2 kgs
The Firefox Prisa is built on a full Alloy frame. This frame is well designed, sturdy and lightweight. The ergonomics of the Prisa is the perfect combination of comfort and aggressiveness for a Hybrid Bicycle. 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 Firefox Prisa which I test rode came in a full Red primary colour with a little bit of Black and Light Grey as the secondary colours for the text and graphics. The gloss finish paint job along with the Red coloured fork made the Bicycle design look uniform. The thin tubes and the paint job quality immensely enhanced the aesthetics of this Bicycle.
The Prisa comes equipped with a Single-Speed drivetrain. The pedalling was easy on flat and rough surfaces. It is a bit of a struggle to pedal on inclines which will require extra effort. The positives of a Single-Speed drivetrain is that it is easy to maintain and simple to ride.
This Hybrid Bicycle’s stopping power is handled by a pair of Power branded V-Brakes at the front and rear. These brakes were powerful, safe and balanced on dry and wet roads. Both interval braking and jamming of brakes felt in control when used during the test ride. These V-brakes were as good as any entry-level Mechanical Disc Brakes.
The handlebar on this Bicycle was both comfortable and wide enough to give the rider an open chested riding posture.
The Prisa rolls on a pair of 700x35C Ralson slick tires. These tires were fast rolling on urban roads and the tread pattern was sufficient to get good traction on tar surfaces. The stock Firefox Saddle was wide and had a lot of cushioning to make the rider is comfortable and soreness free on bumpy rides.
This a Hybrid Bicycle built on a strong yet lightweight Alloy frame which is comfortable to ride. The Single-Speed drivetrain was easy and smooth to pedal. The Power V-brakes were powerful and balanced on both dry and wet roads. Priced at Rs.13,800(as on 7th September 2021) the Firefox Prisa is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Bicycle for fast commutes and general fitness.
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