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The Format 2710 (2018) is a city-focused leisure MTB. A Russian brand that is gaining popularity in the Indian market for well performing bicycles at a great price point, that is well suited to cyclists across all age groups. We got to review the Format 2710 (2018), read on for our thoughts.
The Format 2710 (2018) has been made using a lightweight hi-tensile steel frame. While steel is known to be on the heavier side, the design of this bicycle and the welding on the frame contributes towards reducing the overall weight of this bicycle. The geometry of the frame ensures a comfortable, upright riding position. This bicycle comes equipped with an entry-level hi-ten steel suspension fork, with sufficient travel to absorb vibrations felt on urban roads. Additionally, the frame houses a mounting option for a water bottle cage. This bicycle is available in three sizing options – 17”, 18.5” and 20”.
The Format 2710 has been designed keeping simplicity and the appeal of bright colours in mind. The welding on the edges of the frame looked simple and neat. The bicycle we test rode had a black frame with red and yellow decals and branding. The usage of simple decals in red and yellow on the frame brought colour to an otherwise plainly designed frame. This bicycle is available in two colour options – a Black/Yellow and a Grey/Black.
This Format 2710 is a straightforward single-speed bicycle. The bicycle is ideal for city commuting and leisure riding. The bicycle would require extra effort while using it on elevated areas in the city, like on flyovers or in cities with variable terrains. In today’s world of technological advancements, straightforward single-speed bicycles are losing their base and the introduction of many such single-speed lines from manufacturers is reviving their popularity.
The Format 2710 comes equipped with Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear that offer adequate stopping power for city usage. The brakes were powerful and strong while tested. However, additional stopping power might be required while on wet and slippery surfaces.
The Format 2710 comes equipped with a Format steel flat handlebar. The width of this handlebar ensures a comfortable, open chested, upright riding position. Additionally, it allows for superior control and maneuverability in crowded riding conditions. The handlebar grips felt to be slightly on the harder side while on the test ride.
The Format 2710 comes equipped with Duro DB1072 27.5” x 2.10” MTB tires. The treading on the tires allowed for a good grip and added traction while on the road, making this bicycle ideal for regular city usage and occasional longer distance rides. There is no quick release option on the wheels. Quite notably, the closeness of the treading and the width of the tires make this bicycle more stable and balanced, even on bumpy and rugged surfaces.
The stock Format SQL saddle on this bicycle was well-cushioned and 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 on the go. The overall ride quality was smooth and favourable.
The Format 2710 (2018) is an ideal bicycle for beginners looking for a no-fuss value for money, single-speed bicycle that is ideal for regular city usage and recreational weekend rides. This bicycle makes for a great option for daily commuting in urban areas with rugged roads and paths.
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