With precision, attention to detail, innovation and value for money being centric values, WaltX offers a range of Bicycles designed inline with European standards, that cater to the riding needs of everybody. We got to check out the WaltX Trail 26 A – Black - Green, and here is what we thought.
Weight: 14.7 kgs
The WaltX Trail 26 A – Black - Green has been made using a 6061 Alloy frame built with advanced hydroforming technology. The technology used ensures smooth welding of the joints on the frame thereby enhancing the strength and durability of the frame. The ergonomically designed frame geometry ensures a comfortable, upright and relaxed riding posture.
This Bicycle is equipped with a Suspension fork with a 80mm travel. At the given price point a fork with a 50mm travel is common and expected – so, the 80mm travel on this Bicycle is an unexpected bonus! The fork works well to absorb vibrations felt from rugged roads and mild trails.
The WaltX Trail 26 A – Black - Green emphasizes the broad appeal of simplicity and clean aesthetics. Available in a primary colour of Matte Black with Green and White graphics, the Bicycle comes off as sleek and eye catchy with simple branding that is not overwhelming. Additionally, the high quality matte finish enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the Bicycle.
The WaltX Trail 26 A – Black - Green is a 21-Speed Bicycle. The bicycle comes equipped with Shimano Tourney front and rear derailleurs whose shifting is controlled by Shimano EF41 trigger shifters. When on the test ride, the shifting was crisp and precise with no evident lag. The gear transmission was smooth, responsive and quick. The trigger shifters were easy to operate, requiring just the lightest click to shift between gears.
The Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear were ideal for precise and safe braking performance on trails and urban roads. During the test ride, when braking on fast turns and in traffic, it felt balanced and had a quick response time.
A wide 680mm handlebar ensures an ‘open-chested’ riding position that is comfortable. Additionally, the length of the handlebar ensured supreme control of the bicycle and quick handling and manoeuvring while riding in congested areas, such as traffic ridden urban roads and on rugged surfaces like mild flat trails. The bar grips are on the harder side, while this may not affect the overall performance when used on flat/paved roads, it could be uncomfortable when used on mild, flat trails/ rugged uneven surfaces.
The WaltX Trail 26 A rolls on a pair of DSI 26” x 2.0” tires. The ‘raised button’ treading on the tires offers added grip. When on rugged roads, the treading works well to grip the surface and offer added balance and stability, even when on turns.
The WaltX Trail 26 A comes equipped with an Ergonomic MTB Saddle. The saddle is wide enough to comfortably accommodate one’s sit bones. However, I found that the saddle was slightly long and could do with a little extra cushioning. The seat post has a QR option that enables easy and quick adjustment of the saddle height.
The WaltX Trail 26 A – Black - Gren priced at INR 18,262 (as on 8th October 2019) is ideal for those looking for a Bicycle that can be used on Urban roads and for the occasional off-road ride on flat trails and paths.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.