From being under the umbrella of Hercules to becoming a standalone brand now, Roadeo has come a long way now. Their cycles are mainly targeted at the teenage riders, for commuting and leisure riding in the neighborhood. Over the years Roadeo has developed its bicycles to be ridden by adults as well and also on rough flat trails. From the 2019 range we got the opportunity to test ride the Roadeo A75 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.2 kgs
The Roadeo A75 is one of the longest standing models in the Roadeo range and the earliest model to have an Alloy frame This year also sees the A75 with a full Alloy frame. The frame geometry is comfortable and the slanting top tube gives a comfortable and safe standover clearance.
The threadless Steel suspension fork is basic and gives around 50mm of smooth travel which is sufficient for rough urban roads.
This hardtail Urban MTB that I test rode came in a full Black frame with Blue and Neon Green as the secondary colours for graphics and text. The matte finish paint job was smooth and top notch in quality. The wide handlebar, heavily treaded tires and bulky bottom tube gave the bicycle full-fledged MTB characteristics. The colour coded rims and saddle enhanced the aesthetic s of this bicycle.
The A75 2019 is equipped with the entry level Shimano Tourney’s TZ at the front and TY300 at the rear as derailleurs. These derailleurs are a rather recent version of the basic Tourney and are functional and convenient for city commuting and leisure rides. The Shimano EF41 EasyFire 21-Speed trigger shifters were easy to use with clear gear indicators.
The Logan branded Mechanical Disc brakes on the A75 (2019) is an exciting feature on a bicycle at this price and especially a bonus for teenagers who are looking to buy this bicycle for commuting. These brakes were balanced and the standard brake levers made it easy to operate.
The XMR Alloy 620mm handlebar on this bicycle was lengthier than the 2018 model and this made the riding posture open chested and makes the rider in full control of the bicycle.
The 26” x 2.1” MTB tires on the A75 (2019) were fast rolling during the test ride. These heavy treads and uniform pattern were MTB like and made sure the tires can roll over rough patches easily.
The XMR saddle was ergonomic in design with the perfect length to make sure the rider is comfortable on bumpy roads.
This is an Urban MTB with a comfortable ride posture and extra standover clearance. The matte finish paint job was smooth with flashy graphics and design. The recent version of Shimano Tourney derailleurs was smooth in shifting. The Logan branded Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful and balanced. Priced at Rs.15,000 (as on 20th May 2019) the Roadeo A75 (2019) is an ideal choice for any adult or teenager looking to buy a bicycle for commuting and leisure rides.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.