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 X3 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 13.1 kgs
The Triad X3 is a Hybrid Bicycle built on a full Alloy frame. This rigid 6061 frame is well designed, sturdy and lightweight. The geometry on the X3 is the perfect combination of comfort and aggressiveness for a Hybrid. You will find yourself forward bent to an extent, which ensures that you are in an ideal position for comfortable riding. The frame has a combination of circular, tapered and flat tube profiles across the frame sections. This results in optimizing strength at the key joints, while minimizing weight where larger tubing is not required. The rigid fork is bladed and contributes to keeping the overall weight in check.
The X3 from Triad is one good-looking Hybrid bicycle. The frame design is sleek with eye catchy tube profiles, along with one of the best matte finish paint jobs in the market. The bicycle which I test rode came in a full Black primary colour with White and Orange as the secondary colours for the graphics and text. The colour coded saddle and fork enhanced the aesthetics of this bicycle.
The Triad X3 is a 21-Speed bicycle equipped with a Shimano Tourney 3-Speed front derailleur and a Shimano Tourney TZ50 7-Speed rear derailleur and is controlled by Shimano STEF40 trigger shifters. When on the test ride, the shifting was smooth and precise. However the front derailleur did experience some lag in shifting, which can be set right by a quick tuning. The trigger shifters were easy to operate, requiring an easy push and pull to shift between gears.
The Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear were ideal for precise and safe braking performance on both rough and smooth Urban roads. During the test ride, when braking on fast turns and in traffic, it felt balanced and had a quick response time.
The wide 620mm handlebar ensures an ‘open-chested’ riding position that is comfortable and is in perfect reach from the bar. The grips could have had little more cushioning though.
The Triad X3 rolls on a pair of DSI 700x35C tires with strong Double Walled Alloy rims. The treading and size of the tire were ideal for city commuting and long rides. The rolling resistance was fast and the tread pattern provided enough traction on wet roads as well.
The stock X3 saddle had ideal cushioning and width for a sore free ride on bumpy roads.
This is a sleek and comfortable to ride Hybrid Bicycle built on a 6061 Alloy frame. The 21-Speed gears along with powerful Mechanical Disc Brakes ensure a smooth riding experience. Priced at Rs.17,445 (as on 30th October 2019) the Triad X3 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a lightweight Hybrid Bicycle.
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