I am fairly new to cycling & want to decide on which bike to go for - Trek 7100 or Firefox Road runner? After doing some preliminary research it seems that hybrids are a good option for Indian roads.
I do about 10Kms every day for exercise for purely exercise purposes + about 50Kms in weekends. I am currently based out of Kolkata.
Please recommend a bike..... Budget can go up to INR 40000/- but the after sales service & availability of spares need to be considered.
Both Trek and Firefox have a good back up service in India, I suggest that you go in for an MTB but convert the tyres to Hybrid. Trek 4300 D is an another good option, so is Kona Blast/ Kona Fire Mountain, I am not very sure on the retail of Kona.
BTWIN also have great bikes valued at great prices, Rock Rider 6 series/ 8 series are mind blowing. You can order it online
BTWIN are vetrans in the cycling Industry and are offering great product lines at cost effective price.
You may be riding 10 K today but as you build on the sport and make friends from the fraternity, the distance and time dedicated to the sport would grow.
Thank you for your advise.
I am not sure of the post sale serivce for BTWIN in Kolkata - I need to find out if they have any outlet / dealer here.
The option of replacing the wheels of MTB bikes with that of hybrid is an interesting option. I will explore & research more on it before I finalize on the bike.
Look forward to get expert opinions of others as well.
NIce to know that you are from Kolkata.
I am in Rajarat - Newtown.
So as I understand - the Trek would be a nice option from a post sale & spare parts perspective, though we have other options as well.
Could you advise which places to go to explore for options (which you mentioned) in Kolkata?
Thanks for reponding to my post.
one thing seriously I have to tell u that there is very small amount of eastern Riders so,we need you n more other to create our own rider world,there is also a group that's KCC-kolkata cycling Club,but very rear activities/action etc.. plz see link.....
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I am looking at Hybrids and taking into account the post sales service, I think I will stop at Trek bikes as a brand.
I need your advise to know if the trek roadbikes (1.2 or 1.5) would last on indian roads?