Montra is one of the top bicycle brands in India and they have been consistent in launching a new range every year with repeat models and new releases as well. From the 2019 range we got the opportunity to test ride the Montra Trance Pro and here is what we thought.
Weight: 13 kgs
The Montra Trance Pro (2019) is built around a strong Aluminium Alloy frame. The frame strength can be felt when riding, thanks to its top and bottom tubes. This lightweight frame helped in riding fast and accelerating quickly. The riding posture was comfortable with a slanting top tube. The bulged seat tube which has been there for a few years now does help a little in absorbing vibration of the surface making it easy on the back. The Trance Pro comes with Rigid Steel fork which is strong and bladed.
The Montra Trance Pro (2019) which I test rode came in a full Carbon Black frame with Graphite Grey and Neon Orange as the secondary colours for design and graphics. The matte finish paint job was of great quality which made the bicycle look premium. The disconnected top and bottom tubes made the bicycle look a little taller and the bulged seat tube looked unique and stylish.
The Trance Pro (2019) is equipped with Shimano Tourney derailleurs at both the front and rear. These entry-level derailleurs were just enough for the commutes and longer rides as well. These derailleurs are operated by 21-Speed Shimano trigger shifters. Shimano Tourney’s are the most basic gearing components and for the price of this bicycle an Altus rear derailleur could have made this bicycle value for money.
The Trance Pro has always had V-brakes and the same has continued in this 2019 variant. Power branded V-brakes handle the stopping power on this Hybrid Bicycle. With long arms and wide brake pads the braking was safe and balanced and also easy to adjust from time to time.
The XMR handlebar was wide and with a slight raise from the middle which made for a perfect riding posture. The grips on the handlebar didn’t have a palm support and might require gloves for long distance rides.
The 700x35C hybrid tires gave great rolling resistance on flat tarmacs and had good treads for safe riding on bad roads. The double walled Alloy rims are capable of taking the weight of the rider plus some luggage in case of touring without affecting its balance and strength. The XMR saddle is designed for comfort. It is wide and well cushioned to keep the rider soreness free while on the saddle for long hours.
This Hybrid bicycle has a strong Alloy frame with a comfortable riding posture. The Power V-brakes were powerful and balanced to use. The matte finish paint job and the Black/Neon Orange combination was stylish and premium. Priced at Rs.19,650(as on 6th August 2019) the Montra Trance Pro (2019) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a bicycle for commuting, fitness and occasional long distance rides.
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