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Old 16th May 2016, 12:30   #3061
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Or MyBike 7s. It is same as mybike, but has some goodies (forgot which) and has 7 gears. It is more futureproof. I bought it from PayTM (seller was sports365) and the cycle was received in Pune in good packing. The assembly is simple if you have the spanners, or else you have to purchase the spanners. Both the bikes are very easy to assemble. Make sure you buy correct size. I am 5'8-5'9, and I had purchased L size, assuming it was same as clothes! But then I had to send it back and get Medium size, as L was too large.
It is reassuring to read your comment on frame size! I read comments on the Indian amazon site where a 5'7" person said the L frame was too small. His comments suggested that since a lot of seat post was sticking out, the frame had to be too small. Comfort was a word conspicuous by its absence in the discussion.
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L frame can't be small for a 5'7" person, unless he has L-O-N-G legs like a model Test your preferred size in Decathlon store before purchasing.
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Exactly! I was going to write a comment about bike sizing, but then I thought you can't win them all.
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Refer this cycle chart for sizing:

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Refer this cycle chart for sizing:
Ani,

Which company's size chart have you shared above? The models mentioned in the list are not the same as Decathlon's. This is what their Ireland/UK site has. Sizing varies by company, sometimes even from year to year.

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PS: I see you picked up that chart from here - http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb...ke-like-a-pro/ with all due respect, your chart is misleading since it doesn't correspond exactly to any bike sold in India. So it is misleading and of no real value. Please delete it.

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A bike chart does not need to really correspond exactly to any specific bike or frame. In fact, even if a chart matches a specific bike, these measurements are indicative rather than cast in stone.

In fact, when I started riding, there were no such charts available but bike sizing was still pretty well organised. Unless your body is unusually proportioned, if you follow the following, you will get pretty close to a comfortable fit on a road bike.

1. Frame size, i.e. length of the seat tube = inside leg minus 10 inches.
2. Seat height i.e. top of saddle to bottom bracket = Shoulder joint to extended finger tips.
3. Fore aft set up of saddle is using the Knee over pedal method
4. Distance of handlebars from saddle = place elbow on front tip of saddle and extend forearm and fingertips. Handlebars should be at finger tips.

Ride the bicycle with these settings and after some time you will be able to make out what changes you need to specifically suit you.
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^^^ In the chart you shown, 173cm = 5'8" shows L size to be best fitting, which I had ordered. However after I rode it, I found it a size too big and then referred this chart to find that my optimum size is M. So as per my positive experience, I have shared this chart. I took it from some biking forum.

Users are of course advised to use their own best judgement.
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^^^ In the chart you shown, 173cm = 5'8" shows L size to be best fitting, which I had ordered. However after I rode it, I found it a size too big and then referred this chart to find that my optimum size is M. So as per my positive experience, I have shared this chart. I took it from some biking forum.
Decathlon has sizing charts on its website. Here's the one for mountain bikes.

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Guys, Need some advice to clear my confusion b/w two Hybrid's.

For the last ten days, have been searching Google and different reviews, user comments online to narrow down my search for a good cycle.

Add to that, have religiously gone through the last 60 pages of this thread to narrow down the search further. My requirements are

1.Hybrid 2.L frame considering my height of 172 cm 3.Budget around 15K
4.Gears Required- Yes 5.Mileage (Blr roads) - 10 Km weekdays, 35 km weekends 6.shockers - No 7.Disc Brakes - No

It seems to have boiled down to FF Rapide 21 vs the Montra Trance Pro. Have ridden the FF for a very short distance. Yet to ride the Trance Pro.

Two things are making the choice tough.
1. FF Rapid- Not good with their warranty claims and quality of parts are not upto the mark. (I didn't understand which parts)
2. Montra Trance Pro Rear Derailleur is Tourney (which is the case with most bikes in this budget) but the FF comes with Acera which, supposedly is better than Tourney. (the gear shift on FF was really butter smooth)

Point 1 makes me lean towards Trance Pro but, point 2 adds to my confusion and makes me wonder whether I should go with FF Rapid

Pls suggest which, among the two should I go with although a price difference of 3k b/w the 2 is not an issue.

Any 3rd cycle suggestion is welcome.

Cheers

P.S. Budget beyond 18K is ruled out as I started from a budget of 7K and now have doubled it considering no real good options below the 15k range.

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Guys, Need some advice to clear my confusion b/w two Hybrid's.
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P.S. Budget beyond 18K is ruled out as I started from a budget of 7K and now have doubled it considering no real good options below the 15k range.
Have you considered the Montra Blues 1.1 Rigid?

Comes with Acera groupset.

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Have you considered the Montra Blues 1.1 Rigid?

Comes with Acera groupset.
Now this makes it more confusing. You mentioned Acera but Montra website says Altus.

Can anyone guide me on the hierarchy of Shimanu and let me know whether Acera is better or Altus?
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Now this makes it more confusing. You mentioned Acera but Montra website says Altus.

Can anyone guide me on the hierarchy of Shimanu and let me know whether Acera is better or Altus?
Acera is better than Altus but not by much.

Don't know about the site but an acquaintance recently picked up a regular Blues 1.1 (front suspension version) which came with Acera groupset.
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Now this makes it more confusing. You mentioned Acera but Montra website says Altus.

Can anyone guide me on the hierarchy of Shimanu and let me know whether Acera is better or Altus?
Montra(s) tend to be configured randomly between Altus and Acera between batches. In terms of Shimano hierarchy Acera is better than Altus, but only by a whisker. It shifts a wee bit more smoothly than the Altus, and is supposed to last a bit longer. Pick either!
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It shifts a wee bit more smoothly than the Altus, and is supposed to last a bit longer. Pick either!
Acera shifting butter smooth I agree but, that is in comparison to Turney. Montra dealers are reluctant to give test rides. They have an option to book test ride on their website, have opted for that but, yet to get a revert.

Any feedback anyone has about FF service levels, charges and standing by warranty/guarantee claims?

Cheers

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Hey,

Which bicycle do you guys recommend for a budget of about 15k? Did some research and liked the Rockrider 340 and FF cyclone. Are there better bikes for this money or even a little lesser? I want front shocks, but not particular about number of gears(18, 21, etc). Also, I'm 6'1''. Will I get the right size?

Cheers and thanks in advance!

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