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 Trooper 700C and here is what we thought.
Weight: 14.7 kgs
The Frog Trooper 700C is built on a lightweight Alloy frame. This frame had 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 Zoom 120E front suspension fork is smooth in working and also come with a useful lockout feature which allows you to ride faster on flatter and smoother roads.
The Trooper 700C which I test rode came in a full Dark Green frame with Black as the secondary colour for the text and graphics. The matte finish paint job along with the contrasting Black/Green colours made the bicycle look simple yet elegant. The adjustable quill stem, front/rear quick release on wheels and colour coded saddle immensely enhanced the aesthetics of this bicycle.
The Frog Trooper 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 the derailleurs shifted smoothly during the test ride with no lags, perfect for fast and longer rides. The Shimano EZFire 21-Speed derailleurs were smooth to operate.
This Hybrid bicycle’s stopping power is handled by a pair of C-Star Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. These brakes were powerful, safe and balanced on both dry and wet roads. Both interval braking and jamming of the 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 handlebar angle can be adjusted thanks to the adjustable quill type stem.
The Trooper rolls on a pair of 700x35C DSI branded tires. These tires were fast rolling on Urban roads and the tread pattern was ideal to get good traction on rough roads.
The stock Frog Saddle was wide and had a lot of cushioning to make sure 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 front suspension fork was smooth in functioning and the lockout feature was useful on flat roads. The C-Star Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful and balanced on both Dry and Wet roads. Priced at Rs.21,499(as on 3rd January 2020) the Frog Trooper 700C is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a bicycle for fast commutes and long rides for fitness purposes.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.