Roadeo’s stronghold is with teenage and adult Urban MTB’s with a wide range in various designs and graphics. From the 2019 line-up we got the opportunity to test ride the newly launched Roadeo A30 26 DD and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.3 kgs
This Roadeo A30 is a brand new model released in the 2019 range. This bicycle is made of a full Alloy frame. This bicycle is built for smaller riders with a frame measuring 13.7”. This purpose built frame enables shorter riders to have a perfectly suitable fit for a comfortable ride. The slanting top tube made sure it is easy to get off and get on.
The threadless Steel front suspension fork has a minimal working travel of 60mm which was enough to absorb the vibrations of speed breakers and bumps.
This Urban MTB which I test rode came in a Matte Black primary colour frame with Grey and Neon Yellow as the graphics and design. The matte finish paint job was smooth and made the Neon Yellow stand out. The smaller frame size made the bicycle look compact, yet had all the design characteristics of an MTB.
The Roadeo A30 comes equipped with Shimano Tourney at the front and rear as derailleurs. These are entry-level gearing components in Shimano’s MTB and Hybrid hierarchy and they performed to their limits during the test ride. On urban roads riding amidst traffic, these derailleurs were ideal for quick and minimal gear changes. The EF41 Shimano trigger shifters were easy to use and in easy reach from the handlebar grips.
This Urban MTB’s stopping power is handled by a pair of Logan Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. These brakes were powerful, safe and balanced to use when used on rough and smooth roads. Both interval and jamming of brakes felt in control when used during the test ride.
The XMR Alloy 620mm handlebar on this bicycle was both comfortable and wide enough to give the rider an open chested riding posture.
The 26’’ x 2.1’’ MTB tires on the Roadeo A30 was treaded enough to generate a decent amount of traction on both smooth and rough urban roads. The 26” wheel size does have a fast rolling resistance, which is useful for commuting. The soft PU XMR saddle was cushioned enough to keep the rider comfortable.
This Urban MTB has a comfortable riding posture with its simple frame geometry and wide handlebar. The smaller frame size caters to shorter riders. The reactive Mechanical Disc brakes were a good addition for swift braking. The matte finish paint job was smooth with a flashy design and graphics. Priced at Rs.14,300(as on 21st May 2019) the Roadeo A30 26 DD is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a bicycle for short commutes and leisure rides on both rough and smooth urban roads.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.