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Dear Cyclists ,

I am buying my second cycle after nearly 25 yrs ........:-) .I used to have a HERO speedking when I was in the fifth standard . Can't understand the new models ...and the terms hybrid,MTB etc

What should be the cycle /Bike frame and inseam length for a person 5 ft 8 1/2 " tall ?

Is 18" frame suitable for me ?

I wish to ride on the roads as well as on the trails.

My budget is RS 6000-8000.

I am planning to buy 26" Firefox Cyclone , is it suitable for my height ? what does 26" signify ? Any feedback from experienced cyclists in our forum is most welcome.



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Comment by Anandboda on April 9, 2011 at 11:01pm
i m planning to buy a new bike - hercules act 110 or Firefox tempest - which one is better suggest me
Comment by Vinod Dhalwani on April 22, 2010 at 6:07pm
hey Veera,


18" Alloy ATB frame, Suspension fork, Shimano 6 speed gear systems, V-breaks,Alloy rims, Colors Orange/white ,Very good condition.
Contact: VINOD 99675 53513
Comment by Sujay Jairaj on April 12, 2010 at 7:15pm
Hey I have a Hercules Act 110, a hybrid bike, just 1 and a half month old, in super condition. Its MRP in Mumbai is 10600, and i would not mind giving it away for 8500, as its very new. Why sell? coz i am going for a upgrade and looking at a canondale or a bianchi worth a bit more.
Comment by Veera on April 11, 2010 at 9:05pm
@Renny - Thank you once again .
You have a great site here .
Comment by Renny Varghese on April 10, 2010 at 7:57am
Veera- You can ignore some of the price factors on that page... luckily now in india we are starting to get a lot more options than to just live with the hero hercules bikes alone. There is a more ..a lot more! So take your time. What I would suggest- just drop by at the start points on any of our rides. A lot of people, a lot of bikes.. and you can try them right there! Then you can start working up a budget. And just go for it! :)
Comment by Veera on April 9, 2010 at 9:53pm
@ Jal- Thanks once again .
@Renny -Point Noted . Thanks for the link ,it is really helpful for newbies like me.
Hey Pravin if you are reading this - Thanks Maan , I got all the info I needed .
Comment by Renny Varghese on April 9, 2010 at 7:59pm
most bikes from firefox are mtbs.. in that segment only the TREK model - 7100 is a hybrid. price is around 18k+
Wont type in any advice, all depends on your usage and look at it with a long term perspective. If it's one of those spur of the moment decisions.... then go lower with the price if u have to get a simpler form of bike... even a single speed if you have to.
Comment by Veera on April 9, 2010 at 7:08pm
Hi Jal , Thank you very much for your concise reply to the point . Any idea abt 26" Firefox cyclone is it a Hybrid bike ? I value your feedback greatly.
Comment by Veera on April 9, 2010 at 7:04pm
Thanks -Zubair and Shammi ( Happy Birthday !! )
Comment by Zubair Lodi on April 9, 2010 at 2:24pm
y buy a bike U wen U can custom build it . Do visit for details or contact me on 9833964439 / Faisal 9221159363.


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