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Hero Octane Firefly: ChooseMyBicycle.com Expert Review

Price: 8,330
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Hero Octane Firefly Review

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Hero Octane Firefly Video Review

Hero Octane Firefly: ChooseMyBicycle.com Expert Review

Hero Octane Firefly Review

Hero’s Octane series of bicycles are aimed at manufacturing bicycles which are functional and performance focused while being value for money. Mostly consisting of City, Hybrid and MTB’s these models are for all kinds of riders. We got the opportunity to test ride the Hero Octane Firefly and here is what we thought.

Weight: 13.5 kgs

Category: Leisure/Commute

Hero Octane Firefly: ChooseMyBicycle.com Expert Review The Hero Octane Firefly is A simple yet functional single-speed bicycle for short commutes and leisure rides.
Overall Product
Value for Money

Things We Like

  • Alloy frame with comfortable geometry
  • Padded handlebar grips
  • Reactive and Balanced V-brakes

Things We Don't Like

  • Narrow pedals
Hero Octane Firefly Frame

The Hero Octane Firefly is built on a 6061 Alloy frame. This frame has been built keeping in mind the perfect combination of lightweight and strength that made sure the vibrations of potholes and speed breakers on the road are absorbed well. The frame geometry was simple and comfortable.

Hero Octane Firefly Frame This Alloy frame is strong yet lightweight and comes in a standard 17" frame size
Hero Octane Firefly Design

This city bicycle which I test rode came in a full Orange frame colour with Black used for the logos and graphics. The frame geometry is as simple as it can get and comes with a gloss finish paint job. The full Black rigid fork along with the colour coded saddle design made the bicycle look aesthetic.

Hero Octane Firefly Design The Hero Octane Firefly comes in 2 colour variants; Orange with Black and Black with Orange
Hero Octane Firefly Gearing

The Firefly is a single-speed bicycle. This simple drivetrain is easy to maintain and also pedals smoothly on city roads with minimal elevations. The 44T steel crankset along with Spur 18 teeth freewheel made sure the pedaling motion and acceleration was easy even from a stand still point. The pedals could have had more grip and width though.

Hero Octane Firefly Gearing The Single-Speed drivetrain was easy to pedal and maintain
Hero Octane Firefly Brakes and Steering

The Sprandom branded V-Brakes handle the braking on this city bicycle. These brakes were precise and powerful enough for riding amidst traffic on urban roads. The plastic brake levers were basic but did the job well with constant use on busy streets.

The Steel 620mm handlebar comes with a raise in the middle which made the posture comfortable and the padded palm grips decreased the vibration transfers to the hand from the surface.

Hero Octane Firefly Brakes and Steering The standard V-Brakes at the front and rear were ideal for braking on busy city roads
Hero Octane Firefly Wheels and Saddle

The Hero Octane Firefly rolled on a pair of Ralson branded 26” x 2.1” tires. These tires with its 26” circumference were fast rolling while the 2.1” width provided enough traction for safe riding on both wet and dry urban roads.

The Spur branded Saddle on this bicycle has perfect cushioning to keep the rider soreness free even on bumpy roads.

Hero Octane Firefly Wheels and Saddle The Ralson 26” x 2.1” tires rolled fast with good traction on urban roads
This bicycle has a comfortable frame geometry and comes in a lightweight yet strong alloy frame. The single-speed drivetrain is easy to maintain and ideal for short commutes and leisure rides. Priced at Rs.8,330 (as on 22nd January 2019) the Hero Octane Firefly is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a simple bicycle for commuting and leisure rides in the city.

Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.

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