Ninety One is an Indian Bicycle brand and their range includes Electric, MTB, Hybrid and City Bicycles for Men, Women and Children. This fairly new entrant to the Indian Bicycle market has come out with an extensive range with numerous designs and colours. We got the opportunity to test ride the Ninety One TopGun 26T and here is what we thought.
Weight: 14 kgs
The Ninety One TopGun 26T is a City Bicycle which is built around a Hi-Ten TIG welded Frame. This Bicycle has a comfort based frame geometry which makes it easy to ride. The Hi-Ten TIG Welded Steel used is lightweight but at the same time strong enough to handle rough surfaces.
The TopGun 26T has a lightweight rigid fork made from Steel which has an aero profile. The bladed shape made the Bicycle light at the front.
The Ninety One TopGun 26T is a stylish looking City Bicycle, the Bicycle which I test rode came with a Navy Blue primary colour with Orange graphics. The matte finish paint job was shiny and gave an overall premium outlook to the Bicycle. The full Orange coloured fork and Black brake cables made the Bicycle stand out.
The Ninety One TopGun 26T is a simple Single-Speed Bicycle. This Bicycle is ideal for short commutes and leisure rides around town. A Single-Speed Bicycle is easy to maintain and the large Crank made it easier to pedal. Although, one would require that extra effort in pedalling when riding in elevated areas in the city like on flyovers.
This City Bicycle from Ninety One comes with responsive and powerful V-Brakes at the front and rear. Feathered braking felt comfortable and stable, requiring just a light press of the brake levers to activate. The braking mechanism was ideal for City use. The Black colour coded brake cables were a nice aesthetic contrast to the Orange forks.
The handlebar has a slight rise from the centre and is wide enough to give the rider an upright and open-chested riding posture which is ideal for commuting. One downside which I felt was that the grips were a little hard and didn’t have enough cushioning.
The Ninety One TopGun 26T comes with a pair of 26” x 1.75” Ralson tires which are built on Alloy rims. The tires are well treaded and offer good grip on both wet and dry surfaces. Extra width on the tires might have helped with better rolling comfort on rougher urban roads.
The TopGun has a premium padded Saddle which is ergonomic as well. The saddle has a stylish design printed on it which improves the overall aesthetic appeal of this Bicycle. The seat post has a QR which enables you to change the seat height quickly and easily.
The Ninety One TopGun 26T priced at Rs.7,699(as on 20th April 2021) with its lightweight yet strong Steel frame, Single-Speed drivetrain and responsive V-Brakes is an ideal choice if you are looking for a simple yet stylish Bicycle for City Commutes.
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