With precision, attention to detail, innovation and value for money being centric values, WaltX offers a range of Bicycles designed in-line with European standards that cater to the riding needs of everybody. We got to check out the WaltX Dune 4 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 19.7 kgs
The Dune 4 is a Fat Tire bicycle. Popularly called as Fat bikes the Dune 4 from WaltX is built on a 6061 full Alloy frame. While Fat Tire Bicycles are always heavier than the conventional Cycles, having a hydroformed Alloy frame definitely helps in keeping the weight in check. The curving top tube makes sure the rider gets extra standover clearance for a safe riding experience. The seat tube splits into 2 at the bottom and joins the bottom bracket area, this ensures equal weight distribution on the frame and also helps absorb vibration from the surface.
The upgrade from the Dune 3 to the Dune 4 is the inclusion of a front suspension fork. This stock suspension fork is smooth in functioning and ensured a comfortable ride over the roughest of surfaces.
The WaltX Dune 4 which I test rode came in a full Black primary colour with Blue as the secondary colour for the text and graphics. The unique top tube design which turns from tubular to sleek is aesthetic. The racy graphics on the frame are of good contrast to the black primary colour. The colour coded saddle, fork and the massive 4” wide tires gives the bicycle the rugged characteristics which are essential for a Fat Bicycle.
The WaltX Dune 4 is a 21-Speed Bicycle equipped with Shimano Tourney front and rear derailleurs and is controlled by Shimano trigger shifters. When on the test ride, the shifting was smooth and precise with no evident lag. The gear transmissions were seamless and the trigger shifters were easy to operate, requiring an easy push and pull to shift between gears.
This Dune 4’s stopping power is handled by a pair of Logan Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. Logan Brakes are performance focused brake components. These brakes were powerful, safe and balanced to use when used on both rough and smooth roads. Both interval and jamming of brakes felt in control when used during the test ride.
The ATB upswept Alloy 640mm handlebar on this Bicycle was wide enough to give the rider an upright and open chested riding posture.
The Dune 4 rolls on a pair of 26” x 4” tires. The bulky treading on the tires provides added grip and superior traction across all terrains. The tires offer superior grip and offers added balance and stability on both roads and trails. The wheels on the Bicycle ensure that it is well-equipped to easily handle a range of terrains including sand, mud, tar and even snow. The stock saddle does seems a bit lengthy but was ideal in width for a comfortable soreness free ride.
This is an Alloy Fat Tire Bicycle which is lightweight and is comfortable ride. The powerful Logan Mechanical Disc brakes and the smooth shifting Shimano Tourney gears make this a smooth and safe to ride Bicycle. The front suspension fork definitely added extra comfort to the overall riding experience. Priced at Rs.28,234 (as on 27th April 2021) the WaltX Dune 4 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Fat Tire Bicycle for riding on various terrains for recreational, leisure and fitness purposes.
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