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 Panther 27.5” and here is what we thought.
Weight: 17.5 Kgs
The Frog Panther 27.5” is built around a Hardtail Steel frame. This Steel frame has a conventional frame geometry which was comfortable to ride. This frame was capable of taking in vibrations of the surface on rough trails and urban roads.
This Hardtail MTB comes with a Zoom 389 front suspension fork with a working travel of 70mm. This travel was smooth in working during the test ride and helped tackle bad roads and flat trails.
The Panther 27.5” from Frog which I test rode came with Black as the primary colour with Green as the secondary colour for the graphics and text. The matte finish paint job was top notch in quality. The Green cables were a nice touch to make them colour coordinated. The Panther themed Green Saddle with bold ‘Frog’ text is definitely eye catching.
The Frog Panther 27.5” which comes equipped with Shimano Tourney TY500 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 Yinxing Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. These brakes were powerful, safe and balanced on rough and smooth roads. Both interval 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 with a raise from the middle to give the rider an ‘open-chested’ riding posture.
The 27.5” x 2.20” MTB tires on the Frog Panther 27.5” were heavily treaded to generate a lot of traction on rough surfaces. The 27.5” circumference made it easy to ride over rough trails and urban roads.
The Stock Saddle was wide and had enough cushioning to keep the rider comfortable on bumpy rides.
This Hardtail MTB is built on a strong Steel frame with a comfortable riding posture. The 21-Speed Shimano Tourney derailleurs were smooth in shifting gears. The Yinxing Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful and quick. Priced at Rs.15,299 (as on 11th December 2019), the Frog Panther 27.5” is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a bicycle for leisure trail rides and urban fitness rides.
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