With an aim to reimagine the way Bicycles are engineered and designed, Triad has 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 M2 Pro full suspension MTB and here is what we thought.
Weight: 15.8 kgs
The Triad M2 Pro is built around a lightweight yet strong Alloy frame. This frame has a comfortable riding posture and an easy reach to the handlebar. The slightly slanted top tube helps the rider get extra standover clearance. While competitors in this category are offering Steel frames, an Alloy frame gives an edge in overall weight, and this translates into easier riding.
The stock front suspension fork comes with a working travel of 80mm and a single pivot rear suspension which is connected to the top tube and seat tube. The rear suspension is useful on bumpy roads and trails and reduced a lot of stress on the back for the rider when riding on rough roads. This rear suspension is also 2-step adjustable to decrease or increase its travel.
The M2 Pro from Triad which I test rode came in matte finish dual shade Black and Red as the primary colours with elegant graphics and text. The rear suspension set up makes the bicycle look stylish with a neat design. The internal cable routing for both the front and rear derailleur cables made the bicycle look neat and also protects the gear cables from wear and tear. Internal cable routing for a Bicycle at this price is definitely a positive.
The M2 Pro 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 full suspension MTB’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 Alloy handlebar on this Bicycle was both comfortable and wide enough to give the rider an open chested riding posture.
The DSI 26” x 2.0” MTB tires on the Triad M2 Pro were heavily treaded to generate a lot of traction on rough surfaces. While the 26” circumference handles the fast rolling resistance the treading pattern made sure the Bicycle can roll over rough patches easily.
The stock saddle had enough cushioning to keep the rider comfortable on bumpy rides.
This full suspension Bicycle is built on a strong yet lightweight Alloy frame which is comfortable to ride as well. The 26” x 2.0” MTB tires were ideal for riding over any rough surface. The front and rear suspension setup worked smoothly to make the ride easy over bad roads and trails. The 21-Speed Shimano Tourney gears helped ride this MTB with ease on inclines as well. Priced at Rs.24,256 (as on 13th October 2021) the Triad M2 Pro is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a full suspension Bicycle for leisure and fitness rides on rough urban roads and moderate level trails.
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