Vaux Bicycles belong to a premium category that conceptualizes before manufacturing, imagines before executing and tests before innovating. Narrowing the gap between functionality and bike art, Vaux strikes the fine balance for Cycling enthusiasts. We got the opportunity to test ride the Vaux Joggers and here is what I thought.
The Vaux Joggers is built on a strong and sturdy Alloy frame. Fat bikes do require ample amount of material on the frame to handle the bulky tires and the rough terrains it has to endure. The frame geometry on the Joggers ensured the riding posture was comfortable on the back, elbows and wrists.
The suspension fork on the Joggers is useful for climbing roadside curbs and bigger bumps as the broad tires absorb the smaller vibrations of the surface. The tall suspension fork also makes for an upright handlebar position. The suspension lock-out on this Bicycle is an added feature seldom seen on Fat Bicycles and helps with riding faster on flat surfaces.
This Fat Bike which I test rode came in a full Blue coloured frame with Fluorescent Green as the secondary colours for the decals and graphics. The graphics are minimal yet stylish. The seat tube has a unique dual tube design and it joins the bottom bracket which looks good and makes the bicycle look big. The fat tires have an artistic tread pattern.
The Joggers from Vaux comes equipped with Shimano Tourney TZ500 at the front and rear as derailleurs with a 3x7-Speed gear combination. These derailleurs are entry-level MTB components and performed well during the test ride. The gear shifting was smooth with no lags during the test ride. This 21-Speed range is more than sufficient for riding on slopes, long distances and also quick acceleration. The 21-Speed Shimano trigger shifters were easy to use.
The Mechanical Disc brakes from Sparkle on the Joggers Fat Bicycle are a great component for braking on the roughest of surfaces. Even though the wheelset is heavy, these brakes are quick to react and felt balanced as well.
The handlebar was perfect in length and made sure the rider is comfortable and finds it easy to turn the heavy wheels on both roads, sand and flat trails.
Tires on a Fat Bike are the show stoppers as they are bigger and heavier than the average Adult Bicycle tire. The Vaux Joggers rolls on a pair of 26” x 4.0” Fat Tires. These monster tires rolled nicely on flat urban roads and had a uniform tread design for traction. To ride on the sand is the fun element on a fat bike and to do comfortably, one will have to reduce the tire pressure a bit to make sure the tires roll on the surface of the sand smoothly without getting stuck in the sand. The stock saddle was ergonomic in design to keep the rider comfortable on bumpy rides.
This is a Fat Tire Bicycle from Vaux and has a good frame build, the comfortable riding posture along with powerful brakes and fat tires make it comfortable to ride on roads, trails and even sand. Priced at Rs.29,000(as on 23rd March 2022) the Vaux Joggers is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Fat Bike for fun and leisure riding on urban roads, flat trails and on beach sand.
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