Frog is an Indian Bicycle brand. Their range includes MTB and City bicycles for Men, Women and Children. This fairly new entrant to the Indian Bicycle market has come out with an extensive range with numerous designs and colours. We got the opportunity to test ride the Frog Defeatr Pro 29T and here is what we thought.
Weight: 18.5 kgs
The Frog Defeatr Pro 29T is built around a Hardtail Hi-Ten Steel frame. While Steel is known to be heavy, this Bicycle had a good distribution of weight which was evident when riding on both flats and inclines. The geometry was standard and comfort focused with a slanting top tube.
We can say this bicycle is more of an urban focused and not a complete trail friendly Bicycle by the functioning of the suspension fork. The suspension on this bicycle has a minimal working travel which is just about sufficient for bumps, potholes and unpaved surfaces.
The Defeatr Pro 29T from Frog which I test rode came with Black as the primary colour and Red as the secondary colour for the graphics and text. The colour-coded saddle with the text ‘Defeatr’ on it is definitely eye catching. The matte finish paint job was top notch in quality. The heavily treaded tires and slanting top tube gives it the rugged MTB look.
The Frog Defeatr Pro 29T comes equipped with Shimano Tourney at the front and rear as derailleurs. These are entry-level gearing components in Shimano’s MTB hierarchy and they performed to their limits during the test ride. On rough urban roads and flat trails, these derailleurs were ideal for quick and short gear changes. The EZFire 21-Speed Shimano trigger shifters were easy to use and in easy reach from the handlebar grips.
This MTB’s stopping power is handled by a pair of Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. These brakes were powerful, safe and balanced on both rough and smooth roads. Both interval and jamming of brakes felt in control when used during the test ride.
The riser handlebar on this Bicycle was both comfortable and wide enough to give the rider an open chested riding posture.
The 29" x 2.40" MTB tires on the Frog Defeatr Pro 29T were heavily treaded to generate a lot of traction on rough surfaces. While the 29” circumference handles efficient riding over rough surfaces the 2.40” width make sure the bicycle is stable and balanced on wet and muddy surfaces. The stock saddle had enough cushioning to keep the rider comfortable on bumpy rides.
This is an entry-level MTB with aesthetic matte finish colour and design. The 29” x 2.40” tires and Mechanical Disc brakes make sure the Bicycle can handle fast rides on rough surfaces. While the bicycle comes in a standard frame size, the riding posture was comfortable. Priced at Rs.18,499 (as on 16th October 2020) the Frog Defeatr Pro 29T is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Bicycle for leisure rides on rough roads and flat trails.
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