Montra’s 2022 range is refreshed with vibrant designs and new specs. Their Hybrid range has always been versatile and performance focused. The Downtown was an instant hit when it first launched a few years back. We got the opportunity to test ride the Montra Downtown (2022) and here is what we thought.
The Montra Downtown (2022) comes with a 6061 Aluminium Alloy frame. The tubes on the frame were thin but had enough material at crucial places which can take in vibrations of the surface. The Riding posture was comfortable and the lightweight frame made the pedaling easy on inclines.
This Hybrid Bicycle comes with a Steel rigid fork. This does add a bit of extra weight at the front but also makes the fork strong enough to handle rough roads.
This Hybrid Bicycle which I test rode came in a full Grey primary colour with Orange as the secondary colour or text and graphics. The tube welds were very neat with joints molded in a seamless design. The colour patterns used were bright and in contrast which definitely catches your eye in a crowd. The matte finish paint job was top notch in quality.
The Montra Downtown is equipped with Shimano Tourney at the front and rear as derailleurs. The 21-Speed derailleurs are the most basic gearing setup you could find. During the test ride these derailleurs worked well with not much lag. The Shimano Tourney trigger shifters were simple and easy to shift.
Montra have gone with performance focused braking components. The Logan Mechanical Disc brakes were balanced and powerful in stopping. Both jamming the brakes and interval braking was safe to use while maneuvering in traffic and when turning.
The XMR handlebar was of the perfect length at 620mm, it gave the rider an open chested riding posture which was comfortable.
The 700x35c Hybrid tires were sleek while still having enough traction on both flat tarmacs and bumpy roads. The Double Walled Alloy rims from XMR supported the tires well to make a lightweight wheelset for fast riding.
The stock saddle had the perfect length, width and cushioning to make the ride sore free on longer rides.
This is a comfortable to ride Hybrid Bicycle with a lightweight Alloy frame. The aesthetic design and matte finish paint job made the Bicycle look premium. Logan’s Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful and quick. The slick 700x35c tires were fast rolling and gave good traction on urban roads. Priced at Rs.23,030(as on 21st July 2022) the Montra Downtown (2022) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Bicycle for fitness and commuting.
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