Urban Trail’s range of MTB bicycles are the perfect blend of comfort and performance. The 29er range of MTB’s from UT bend more towards performance and one such bicycle is the Urban Trail HT 3.9 Pro. We got the opportunity to test ride this bicycle and here is what we thought.
The HT 3.9 Pro from Urban Trail is built around an alloy hardtail frame with a slanting top tube and has an overall aggressive frame geometry. This solid design brings great durability, which can withstand high-impact jumps on trails. This strong alloy frame also allows you to remain stable during high-speed turns and maneuvers.
The Zoom front suspension fork on the HT 3.9 Pro claims to be 100mm on the spec sheet but works to a mere 60mm. We highly doubt the overall travel capacity to actually be a 100mm. But the existing travel was enough to tackle those bumps on trails.
The bicycle which I test rode came in a full black frame with fluorescent green as the secondary colour. The top and bottom tubes were chunky and welded well making them look big and aggressive. The colour coded rims and suspension fork increased the aesthetics appeal of this 29er. On the whole the design was top notch and will surely make heads turn on the trails.
There is no performance without speed and there is no speed without assistance from the derailleurs. The UT HT 3.9 Pro comes with Shimano Tourney at the front and Shimano Altus at the rear. These entry level MTB derailleurs worked well during the test ride with no major hiccups. The derailleurs were a bit noisy at the front but that did not affect the transmission in anyway.
The Promax mechanical disc brakes are a standard component in all of UT’s 29er range. These brakes were good enough on the trails on both wet and dry conditions. During the test ride the brakes were tested with both jamming of brakes and interval braking and both were safe and balanced.
The alloy handlebar was 740mm in length and gave an aggressive riding posture. I was expecting to see a fully flat handlebar but there was a slight raise in the middle making the riding posture comfortable, which wasn’t all that necessary considering the performance inclined design.
As the name suggests this hardtail MTB comes with a pair of 29” x 2.1” tires. These Compass tires are heavily treaded with an equally good doubled walled alloy rims. Some rocky parts on the trail was rolled over easily thanks to this impressive set of tires.
The UT stock saddle wasn’t the most ergonomical but had enough padding to keep the rider sore free on bumpy trails. The overall ride quality was comfortable on trails.
This 29er hardtail MTB is one of the latest additions to the vast range of trail bicycles from UT. With good quality strong frame and heavily treaded tires the core qualities of a full-fledged performance MTB is satisfied. Priced at Rs.22,200 the Urban Trail HT 3.9 Pro is a performance packed bicycle for those challenging and bumpy trails.