Frog is an Indian Bicycle brand which has a wide range of Hybrid, MTB and City Bicycles for Men, Women, Teens and Children. This fairly new entrant to the Indian Market believes in honesty, functionality and simplicity. Frog Bicycles recently launched a few new models, we got the opportunity to test ride their new Urban MTB; the Frog Granite X40 26 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.8 kgs
The Frog Granite X40 26 has been built using a TIG welded 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 a suspension fork at the front with a claimed 80mm travel which will help tackle rough roads.
The Frog Granite X40 26 has been designed keeping simplicity and the appeal of contrasting colours. The welding on the edges of the frame looked simple and neat. The bicycle we test road had a primary colour of Black with Red graphics. The colour-coded added to the overall aesthetic appeal of the Bicycle. While the colour combination used on this Bicycle is simple it is sure to catch attention.
The Frog Plus Granite X40 26 is a simple Single-Speed Bicycle. The bicycle is ideal for city commuting and leisure riding. The rider would require to put in 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, simple Single-Speed Bicycles are losing their base and the introduction of many such Single-Speed lines from manufacturers is reviving their popularity and is also easy to ride and maintain.
The Frog Plus Granite X40 26 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 during the test ride. The brake cables are colour coded with the overall colour scheme of the bicycle.
The handlebar on the Frog Plus Granite X40 26 is wide enough to ensure a comfortable upright riding position. The width of the handlebar allows for superior control and maneuverability in crowded riding conditions. The handlebar grips felt slightly hard during the test ride.
The Frog Plus Granite X40 26 comes equipped with DSI 26" x 2.2" tires attached to Double Wall Alloy rims. 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 in both wet and dry conditions. The closeness of the treading and the width of the tires make the bicycle more stable and balanced.
This Bicycle comes equipped with a comfortable Saddle that is 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 saddle is colour-coded with the Bicycle, adding to the overall aesthetics of this bicycle.
This Bicycle has a comfortable riding posture and a robust frame which can handle rough surfaces. The Single-Speed drivetrain made it easy to ride and maintain. The 26” MTB tires were well treaded and fast rolling, thus making them perfect for the roughest of Urban roads. Priced at Rs.10,999(as on 19th September 2020) the Frog Granite X40 26 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Bicycle to ride on both smooth and rough urban roads.
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