The frame’s geometry is basic and had a slightly slanting top tube, which made sure that the riding posture is comfortable and relaxed.
The Shimano Tourney 21-Speed derailleurs were sufficient for city rides.
The Mechanical Disc brakes are balanced and smooth on city roads.
The Kenda 27.5” tires with deep-dish alloy rims provide good traction on both smooth and rough urban roads.
Montra launched their complete range of bicycles for 2019 recently. Hybrid bicycles from Montra have always been successful and one such model, which is a huge hit, is the Montra Helicon Disc. We got the opportunity to test ride the Montra Helicon Disc (2019) and here is what we thought.
Weight: 14.7 kgs
The Montra Helicon Disc (2019) is built on a full Aluminium Alloy frame. The frame’s geometry is basic and had a slightly slanting top tube, which made sure that the riding posture is comfortable and relaxed. This is categorized as an Urban Sport Hybrid and that is because of this Alloy frame’s capability to handle rough city roads and can take in some amount of vibration of the surface.
The 2019 Helicon Disc which I test rode came in a full Black primary colour with Copper as the secondary colour for text and graphics. The matte finish paint job was premium in quality with a smooth finish. The deep-dish alloy rims have always been a style quotient on the Helicon and the same is used on the 2019 edition as well.
The Montra Helicon Disc (2019) is equipped with Shimano’s Tourney at the front and rear as derailleurs. They performed well during quick shifts with not much lag. The 21-Speed Shimano Tourney trigger shifters have a good response time and provided smooth shifting. For urban cycling in traffic these gears were ideal.
The Radius brand Mechanical Disc brakes on the Helicon Disc (2019) were powerful and ideal for all braking needs inside the city especially amidst traffic when riding fast. The brakes felt balanced and safe to use when interval braking and jamming them as well.
The XMR Steel handlebar with 620mm width is the same as last year. This wide handlebar gives great steering control while the slight raise from the middle keep the riding posture comfortable.
This Hybrid bicycle rolls on a pair of 650B/27.5” tires. The tire profile has been the same for the last 2 editions of this bicycle. The 650B XMR Alloy rims not only add to the aesthetic quotient of this bicycle but they are also strong and contribute to the fast rolling resistance. The XMR Saddle was ergonomically designed and was padded well, which will keep the rider sore free on bumpy roads.
This Hybrid bicycle is lightweight and strong with a comfortable frame geometry. The matte finish paint job was top notch in quality with a smooth finish. The Radius branded Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful and balanced. The 650B hybrid tires with deep-dish Alloy rims were aesthetic and rolls fast. Priced at Rs.19,575 (as on 18th July 2019) the Montra Helicon Disc (2019) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Hybrid bicycle for fitness and commutes on urban roads.
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