With an aim to reimagine the way Bicycles are engineered and designed, Triad have a range of Bicycles that place an emphasis on form, function and design. With the belief that every product made will influence and shape consumers in various ways, the brand has a wide range of Bicycles on offer catering to a wide demand. We got to test ride the Triad FTB 27.5 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 18 kgs
The Triad FTB 27.5 is built around a lightweight yet strong frame. This frame has strong tubes which support the bulky wheel set and the ride geometry is comfortable. The slanting top tube helps the tall bicycle get extra standover clearance for shorter rides. While competitors in this category are offering Steel frames, an Alloy frame will definitely give an edge in overall weight and this will translate into easier riding. The stock suspension fork comes with a working travel of 80mm during the test ride. This helps in having a comfortable ride on bumpy roads and trails.
The FTB 27.5 from Triad which I test rode came with Black as the primary colour with Orange and Light Grey as the secondary colours for the graphics and text. The bulky 3” width tires make the Bicycle looks hefty and strong. The colour coded saddle, fork and rims enhance the aesthetics of this Bicycle.
The FTB 27.5 comes equipped with Shimano Tourney at the front and rear as derailleurs. These are entry-level gearing components in Shimano’s MTB hierarchy and they performed to their limits during the test ride. On rough urban roads and trails, these derailleurs were ideal for quick and short gear changes. The Shimano trigger shifters were easy to use and in easy reach from the handlebar grips.
This All-Terrain Fat Tire Bicycle’s stopping power is handled by a pair of Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. These brakes were powerful, safe and balanced on rough and smooth surfaces. Both interval and jamming of brakes felt in control when used during the test ride.
The 680mm Alloy handlebar on this Bicycle was both comfortable and wide enough to give the rider an open chested riding posture.
The Compass 27.5” x 3.0” Fat Tires on the Triad FTB 27.5 were heavily treaded to generate a lot of traction on rough surfaces. While the 27.5” circumference handles the fast rolling resistance the massive 3” width make sure the bicycle can roll over almost any kind of surface. The stock saddle had enough cushioning to keep the rider comfortable.
This Fat Bicycle is built on a strong yet lightweight Alloy frame which is comfortable to ride. The 27.5” x 3.0” wide tires were ideal for riding over any rough surface. The Mechanical Disc brakes were powerful to get this Fat Bicycle to a stop. The 21-Speed Shimano Tourney gears helped ride this FTB with ease on inclines as well. Priced at Rs.24,751(as on 7th May 2021) the Triad FTB 27.5 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Fat Tire Bicycle for leisure rides on rough roads and trails.
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