Frog is an Indian bicycle brand. Their range includes MTBs, Hybrid 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 Region X 26” 3.0 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 19.7 kgs
The Frog Region X 26” 3.0 is built around a Hi-Ten Steel frame. This frame has bulky tubes which support the bulky wheel set and the ride geometry is comfortable. The slanting top tube helps the tall bicycle get extra standover clearance for shorter rides. The ECA suspension fork comes with a working travel of 60-70mm during the test ride. This helps in having a comfortable ride on bumpy roads and trails.
The Region X 26” 3.0 from Frog which I test rode came with Blue as the primary colour with Orange as the secondary colour for the graphics and text. The bulky 3” width tires make the bicycle looks hefty and strong. The colour coded Orange cables, fork and rims enhance the aesthetics of this bicycle.
The Region X 26 3.0 is equipped with Shimano Tourney TY300 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 trails, these derailleurs were ideal for quick and short gear changes. The Shimano EF500 trigger shifters were easy to use and in easy reach from the handlebar grips.
This FTB’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 surfaces. 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 to give the rider an ‘open-chested’ riding posture.
The DSI 26” x 3.0” MTB tires on the Frog Region X 26” was heavily treaded to generate a lot of traction on rough surfaces. While the 26” circumference is useful for quick turns on city roads, the massive 3” width make sure the bicycle can roll over almost nearly any kind of surface. The stock saddle had enough cushioning to keep the rider comfortable on bumpy rides.
This Fat Bike is built on a strong Steel frame which is comfortable to ride as well. The 26” x 3.0” wide tires were ideal for riding over any rough surface. The Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful and get this big cycle to a stop with ease. The 21-Speed Shimano Tourney gears helped ride this Fat Tire bicycle with ease on inclines as well. Priced at Rs.14,999(as on 25th October 2019) the Frog Region X 26” 3.0 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Fat Tire bicycle for leisure rides on rough roads and trails.
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