Firefox is a top Indian Bicycle manufacturer with Bicycles for all kinds of riders. MTB’s are a majority in the Firefox line-up with various designs and specs for specific riding needs. We got the opportunity to test ride the Firefox Typhoon 27.5D and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.3 kgs
The Typhoon 27.5D is built on a strong Alloy frame. This Hardtail Alloy frame is built in a way to make sure there is extra material in areas which can get hard impact from trails. Other tubes are hence thinner which makes the overall frame lightweight for a MTB. The slanting top tube gives the rider extra standover clearance for the rider when riding over bumpy surfaces.
The Zoom VAXA front suspension fork on this Bicycle was smooth and the 100mm travel was more than sufficient to make sure the bumps on the trails are not fully transferred to the rider. The suspension lock-out on the fork was useful to make it rigid and ride faster on flat surfaces.
The Typhoon 27.5D which I test rode came in a full Blue frame with Neon Yellow and Black graphics. The matte finish paint job is of top quality and blends the colours used in a neat manner. The internal cable routing made the Bicycle look neat and aesthetic. The slanting top tube and the long straight handlebar made this Bicycle look sporty and sleeker in design. The colour coded rims, fork and saddle along with bulky treads on the tire make this MTB look rugged.
This hardtail MTB from Firefox comes equipped with a Microshift M26 8-Speed at the rear and a Microshift M20 3-Speed at the front as derailleurs. These are mid-level MTB specific componentry from Microshift and they did perform well during the test ride. Quick shifts of up and down were smooth and did not have any lags. The 3x8-Speed combination with Microshift TS-71 shifters made sure there was enough range of gears for climbs and acceleration.
The Clarks M2 Hydraulic Disc brakes handled the stopping power on the Firefox Typhoon 27.5D. These brakes are as powerful as it can get on a Hardtail mid-level performance MTB. During the test ride these brakes were balanced and powerful enough to bring the Bicycle to a safe but quick halt.
The Zoom Alloy 680mm handlebar was lengthy and comfortable if you are looking to ride it on fast bumpy trails. The handlebar grips could have had more padding for absorbing vibration of the trails.
This hardtail MTB rolls on a pair of Jumping Hare 27.5” x 2.25” tires. These tires are heavily treaded with bulky treads which cover the tires evenly. This makes sure even fast cornering is safe on rough muddy trails. The stock Firefox MTB saddle is perfectly designed to make sure the rider is safe and sore free on a bumpy ride.
This MTB has a strong yet lightweight Alloy frame with internal cable routing. The powerful Clarks Hydraulic Disc brakes make it perfectly safe to brake when riding fast on trails. The heavily treaded 27.5” Jumping Hare tires provide enough traction and rolls safely on wet and dry surfaces. Priced at Rs.32,500(as on 18th June 2021) the Firefox Typhoon 27.5D is an ideal choice MTB for moderate trail rides and urban roads as well.
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