Frog is an Indian Bicycle brand. Their range includes Hybrid, 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 Expedition 700C and here is what we thought.
Weight: 13.6 kgs
The Frog Expedtion 700C is built on a lightweight Alloy frame. This frame has thin tubes with neatly welded edges. The conventional geometry was comfortable to ride with a slanting top tube. The frame was responsive and definitely helped ride fast and contributed to easy climbing on flyovers and other road inclines. The rigid fork is bladed in shape which made it light at the front.
The Expedition 700C which I test rode came in a full Blue frame with Yellow as the secondary colour for the text and graphics. The matte finish paint job along with the contrasting Blue/Yellow colours made the bicycle stand out on the road. The thin tubes and colour coded saddle immensely enhanced the aesthetics of this bicycle.
The Frog Expedition 700C is equipped with Shimano’s Tourney at the front and rear as derailleurs. This is an entry-level Hybrid Bicycle groupset from Shimano and they shifted smoothly during the test ride with no lags. The Shimano 21-Speed trigger shifters were easy to use.
This Hybrid bicycle’s stopping power is handled by a pair of Yinxing Mechanical Disc 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.
The Alloy handlebar on this bicycle was both comfortable and wide enough to give the rider an open chested riding posture.
The Expedition rolls on a pair of 700x35C Wanda King slick tires. These tires were fast rolling on Urban roads and the tread patterns were enough to get good traction on tar surfaces.
The stock Frog 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 lightweight Alloy frame which is comfortable to ride. The Tourney 21-Speed drivetrain was smooth in shifting .The Yixing Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful and balanced on both dry and wet roads. Priced at Rs.16,499(as on 25th January 2020) the Frog Expedition 700C is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a bicycle for fast commutes and fitness focused rides.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.