Hero’s Sprint series are a wide range of bicycles for teenagers and adults. This series of bicycles are all built for comfortable riding on both rough and smooth roads and also flat trails. We got the opportunity to test ride the Hero Sprint Squad 26T SS and here is what we thought.
Weight: 17.2 kgs
The Hero Sprint Squad is built on a strong Steel frame with a steel rigid fork. This frame has been built keeping in mind simple ride experience and strength which made sure it can withstand the hardest of bumps on urban roads. The frame geometry was comfortable and comes in a standard 16” frame size.
This City/Commuting bicycle that I test rode came in a Lemon Yellow colour with Black for the logos and graphics. The frame geometry is as simple as it can get and comes with a gloss finish paint job. The plain solid colour scheme was simple yet aesthetic.
The Squad 26T SS 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 18 teeth freewheel made sure the pedaling motion and acceleration was easy even from a stand still point. The pedals were wide and had a good grip pattern.
The Sypo branded V-brakes handle the braking on the Squad 26T SS. 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. The grips were designed to give support to the palms but it did lack actual grip on it which can be felt when riding with sweaty palms.
The Hero Sprint Squad rolled on a pair of Ralson branded Micro Octave 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 PU Saddle on this bicycle has perfect cushioning to keep the rider soreness free even on bumpy roads.
This bicycle has comfortable frame geometry and comes with a strong Steel frame with a comfortable ride geometry. The single speed drivetrain is easy to maintain and is ideal for short commutes and leisure rides. Priced at Rs.6,540 (as on 26th March 2019) the Hero Sprint Squad 26T SS is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a simple bicycle for commuting and leisure rides in the city.
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