Best cycle under 10-12K for casual cycling

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jileg

Can anyone suggest a good cycle ~10k for casual/leisure cycling. (2k give or take is fine)

I had a look at decathlon st30, it costs 9999 plus additional ~2500 for accesories like stand, water bottle holder etc.
Any reviews for this cycle will help too.

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i recently purchased firefox grunge from flipkart for 10700, its a pretty deal and good cycle, iam fully satisfied

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udaysai wrote:

i recently purchased firefox grunge from flipkart for 10700, its a pretty deal and good cycle, iam fully satisfied

For casual riding you think multiple gears are necessary? As I saw description of the cycle you suggested, I see there’s no multiple gears….

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no, for casual riding, gears are not necessary, gears are useful when u ride on hill area, and the maintenance is also some what riskier with gears bicycle, it needs regular maintenance

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udaysai wrote:

no, for casual riding, gears are not necessary, gears are useful when u ride on hill area, and the maintenance is also some what riskier with gears bicycle, it needs regular maintenance

Ok.
I would like to buy offline only though as it requires additional installation.

Can you suggest any cycle that I can get offline?

Btw any idea about decathlon ST30 cycle (9999/-) or you know if hercules Rodeo’s are any good in my price range?

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jileg wrote:

Ok.
I would like to buy offline only though as it requires additional installation.

Can you suggest any cycle that I can get offline?

Btw any idea about decathlon ST30 cycle (9999/-) or you know if hercules Rodeo’s are any good in my price range?

Don’t go for gears if the roads are smooth and you don’t intend to drive offroads or do community riding. ST20 will also do. If Decath is nearby, it’ll be for 7500 + accessories extra

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BubbleBoyChickenLittle wrote:

Don’t go for gears if the roads are smooth and you don’t intend to drive offroads or do community riding. ST20 will also do. If Decath is nearby, it’ll be for 7500 + accessories extra

Your review of st20? And is it better to get accessories fixed there itself or outside as I don’t know how much I will be saving if done outside….

Also if riding st30 without changing gears then it will ride similar to st20? I am not sure of how useful gears are tbh but I was thinking to get one with gears only previously…. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye
And yes decathlon is in my city….

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jileg wrote:

Your review of st20? And is it better to get accessories fixed there itself or outside as I don’t know how much I will be saving if done outside….

Also if riding st30 without changing gears then it will ride similar to st20? I am not sure of how useful gears are tbh but I was thinking to get one with gears only previously…. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye
And yes decathlon is in my city….

Bro, would advise you to go according to your usage and need. Research a bit if you really need gears.
I’m also looking to get one, but never really get to the decision point. I Just get confused. There are so many options. I have zeroed in on to ST20/ST30/Cradiac Explorer 29inch. The last one is too good to be true if we go by the rating and review on fk and Amazon. And so waiting for the sale to know how much would it finally cost.

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Anybody?
I increased my budget to ~15K

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jileg wrote:

Anybody?
I increased my budget to ~15K

Try suncross
Provides good range of cycle under 15k

Many options are available
Mine is stratus

Bought in 2019

Smooth ride
Comfortable
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BubbleBoyChickenLittle wrote:

Which one bro? Please post the hercules link.

https://dl.flipkart.com/s/jNjm...uN

You have any idea about this one, if it’s a good purchase, or about hercules gear cycles in general?

I saw a few cycles and shortlisted Decathlon rockrider ST100 and Kross Mount racer.

ST100 was 17999/- without any accessories and even stand has to be purchased separately.

Kross mount racer as said in YouTube videos was bought around for <14.5k but they are selling the same for 16k(+accessories) here.

I saw this on flipkart yesterday in sale for 12.5k minus card discounts and axis cb too and purchased it almost instantly.

I have decided to get it due to:
1) alloy frame and not steel
2) inclusion of disc brakes + suspension at this price
3) Shimano gears

I have also opted for installation through Flipkart itself by paying 499/-
Should I cancel the installation part and get it done in locally, price is not an issue but the issue is installation is after 4 days after delivery sob.
Asking as I don’t know if any local cycle mechanic can assemble gear cycle(90% assembled already it says) and tune and adjust gears and disc brakes.

As much as I want to do such things on my own, I know nothing about these joy

But there are some YouTube videos on assembly for exactly same/very similar cycles.

Do you know if I can tune/adjust the gears and disc brakes on my own?

I am confused.

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jileg wrote:

Selection is good bro, you wouldn’t regret your purchase
About installation, I think you can very much do it yourself going by the youtube tutorials
Nowadays, btw cycle mechanics also know gear cycle installation

Selection is good bro, you wouldn’t regret your purchase
About installation, I think you can very much do it yourself going by the youtube tutorials
Nowadays, btw cycle mechanics also know gear cycle installation

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BubbleBoyChickenLittle wrote:

Selection is good bro, you wouldn’t regret your purchase
About installation, I think you can very much do it yourself going by the youtube tutorials
Nowadays, btw cycle mechanics also know gear cycle installation

Thanks a lot!
I will try and install it myself, using YouTube. In the worst case I will visit a local mechanic then.

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jileg wrote:

https://dl.flipkart.com/s/jNjm...uN

You have any idea about this one, if it’s a good purchase, or about hercules gear cycles in general?

I saw a few cycles and shortlisted Decathlon rockrider ST100 and Kross Mount racer.

ST100 was 17999/- without any accessories and even stand has to be purchased separately.

Kross mount racer as said in YouTube videos was bought around for <14.5k but they are selling the same for 16k(+accessories) here.

I saw this on flipkart yesterday in sale for 12.5k minus card discounts and axis cb too and purchased it almost instantly.

I have decided to get it due to:
1) alloy frame and not steel
2) inclusion of disc brakes + suspension at this price
3) Shimano gears

I have also opted for installation through Flipkart itself by paying 499/-
Should I cancel the installation part and get it done in locally, price is not an issue but the issue is installation is after 4 days after delivery sob.
Asking as I don’t know if any local cycle mechanic can assemble gear cycle(90% assembled already it says) and tune and adjust gears and disc brakes.

As much as I want to do such things on my own, I know nothing about these joy

But there are some YouTube videos on assembly for exactly same/very similar cycles.

Do you know if I can tune/adjust the gears and disc brakes on my own?

I am confused.

Bro how is the cycle and what your experience with the cycle?

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jack1992 wrote:

Bro how is the cycle and what your experience with the cycle?

TLDR: Good enough if you take care of it.


I assembled it myself (despite paying extra for installation) by watching in YouTube as installation is scheduled for ~3 days after delivery and I didn’t want to wait stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye.
So I cancelled installation and got refund.

Majority of it comes pre-installed, you have to install the rest.

Then I noticed brakes(pre installed) are rubbing to wheel, so again had to watch in YouTube to rectify it.

Then again noticed after a few days, 1->2 front gear doesn’t shift but 1->3 does and then I have to come back to 2. This can also be fixed, just watched in YouTube.

And some kind of sound is coming while riding, I am unable to locate it, so will have to give for servicing.

Such small issues will come(I think it’s common for many other cycles as well), if you take care of those issues then it’s very good.

Also I felt it weighs less.(that’s the reason I chose this alloy frame cycle)

Looks very good, orange color pops and quite a few people on road stopped me and asked me how much it costs!

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jileg wrote:

TLDR: Good enough if you take care of it.


I assembled it myself (despite paying extra for installation) by watching in YouTube as installation is scheduled for ~3 days after delivery and I didn’t want to wait stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye.
So I cancelled installation and got refund.

Majority of it comes pre-installed, you have to install the rest.

Then I noticed brakes(pre installed) are rubbing to wheel, so again had to watch in YouTube to rectify it.

Then again noticed after a few days, 1->2 front gear doesn’t shift but 1->3 does and then I have to come back to 2. This can also be fixed, just watched in YouTube.

And some kind of sound is coming while riding, I am unable to locate it, so will have to give for servicing.

Such small issues will come(I think it’s common for many other cycles as well), if you take care of those issues then it’s very good.

Also I felt it weighs less.(that’s the reason I chose this alloy frame cycle)

Looks very good, orange color pops and quite a few people on road stopped me and asked me how much it costs!

Thinking to buy this. How’s experience now ?

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Go for Firefox Prisa

I bought it from offline store @ 14.5k

Which Included assembling service , water bottle , bottle stand, bell, lock and air pump

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basu9121 wrote:

Good enough.

Note: As I have assembled the cycle myself, it could be the reason for some of the issues I mention below.
And below are just my views, it might be different for you.

I have to give it for a “mini service” now as there are a few minor problems, like some sound coming from somewhere sometimes, sometimes pedalling makes some tak-tak-tak feel(it’s the best I can explain 😂) etc. If I can localise the issue I will try to fix it myself

Pros:
1) Cycle is on lighter side, weight wise.
2) Looks very good and while cycling some strangers asked me how much it costs, may be because they liked the looks.
3) Has Shimano brand gears.

Cons:
1) Gears doesn’t work perfect, front gear doesn’t go from 1→ 2, so have to go from 1→3 and then come back to 2. There are some YouTube videos, but it stopped working after minmmin
2)

Good enough.

Note: As I have assembled the cycle myself, it could be the reason for some of the issues I mention below.
And below are just my views, it might be different for you.

I have to give it for a servicing now as there are a few minor problems, like some sound coming from somewhere sometimes, sometimes pedalling makes some tak-tak-tak feel(it’s the best I can explain joy) etc. If I can localise the issue I will try to fix it myself

Pros:
1) Cycle is on lighter side, weight wise.
2) Looks very good and while cycling some strangers asked me how much it costs, may be because they liked the looks.
3) Has Shimano brand gears.

Cons:
1) Front gears doesn’t work perfect, front gear doesn’t go from 1-> 2, so have to go from 1->3 and then come back to 2nd gear. There are some YouTube videos, but it stopped working after 1-2 shifts stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye
But the same issue in a friend’s cycle, much more costly than this one.
2) Seat is uncomfortable at first, not very comfortable later on.
3) Rear disc has nice bite but front is not that good, may be some adjustment is required.
4) High speed stability joy is not that great, again may be it’s just a few screws adjustment or due ro light weight, I don’t know.
5) In 1st point I mentioned a friend’s cycle right? When I tried his cycle, it felt butter smooth. But this doesn’t feel that way. Again may be a servicing may fix it.

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