Cycles with disc brake in india.

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Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby bikerzz » August 24th, 2008, 1:39 pm

I want to buy cycle with disc brake on both front and rear wheels and gears.The cycle should be easily available in india and should cost not more than Rs 12000 .Please give me a list of such cycles in India (and details also if possible). What would you reccomend?
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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby RNair » August 24th, 2008, 7:02 pm

Those are too many toys you are asking for under Rs 12,000, my only worry is will those toys will still be working 6 months from now. Just a sincere thought!
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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby bikerzz » August 24th, 2008, 7:19 pm

Thanx but i do not understand wheather you answered to my question, I am saying so becase your answer was of no use to me and the links you provided did not have any relevant materials of my interest.
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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby RNair » August 24th, 2008, 7:35 pm

The reason I did not suggest any bikes with both disk brakes front and back with gears was because my conscience did not allow me to recommend a junk only for you to add another posting in a few weeks asking for advise on how to fix those issues. I hope u get my point :-)

Btw I did not post any links :-)
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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby Prasant Mohanty » August 24th, 2008, 11:24 pm

point made Mr Nair !
Mr Bikerzz from dhoniland : disc brake is a complex piece of equipment. some pppl here have had nightmares with'em. Untill and unless the stuff on the bicycle is of real good quality you may fall into trouble for sure. According to me the only advantage that they have over V-Brakes are during the rains... this apart i dont see much of a problem :)
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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby krish_b » August 24th, 2008, 11:34 pm

Hi bikerz,

Welcome to this forum.
As far as my limited knowledge is concerned, Hero has a model called Octane 26T which comes with disc brake.http://www.herocycles.com/octane26t1.htm
And thats the only bike with disc brake I know of in your price range. Most people in this forum though will not recommend this bike.
But you haven't told us what purpose you need your bike for. Why do u specifically need disc ? Honestly, the v brakes these days are quite good, and you will probably need disc brakes only if you off roading down hills on regular basis. Generally, disc brakes are expensive, and if you are adamant on disc brakes without stretching your budget of 12k, you might compromise on quality of other components (and the quality of the disc brakes ofcourse ). And I guess thats what Nair is telling you.
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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby RNair » August 24th, 2008, 11:54 pm

The reason I did not recommend a bike was because I would hate to see a enthusiastic cyclist getting frustrated with frequent breakdowns and spending more time fixing, posting on forums and eventually dumping the bike.
A trek 4300D with disc Front and Rear runs for $600 (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/20 ... /4300disc/)
A Specialized Rockhopper, disks Front and Rear runs for $590 (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=34097)
A Hero Octane runs for max $200.(correct me if I am wrong) -http://www.herocycles.com/boyz.php
A Hero Octane is trying to pack everything a Trek or Specialized has to offer by seriously compromising on quality to sell it at a low price. Just google Hero Octane26 and you will see a page of frustrated riders trying to get an answer or two on how to fix issues.

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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby Minkey Chief » August 25th, 2008, 6:09 am

I hate to say this, and I'm no engineer, but that's a seriously ugly and dangerous-looking frame on that Octane.
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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby RNair » August 25th, 2008, 7:00 am

It is a seriously ugly frame indeed !! Apologies to anyone who owns it.
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Re: Cycles with disc brake in india.

Postby raknair » August 25th, 2008, 9:31 am

in my opinion, I think where and how much you plan to ride must be first question. If you plan to do only city rides then I think an MTB would be a complete waste of money. Last evening, me and my brother were discussing some simple ATB or hybrid bikes. We came across some very interesting ones. We were looking at the Raleigh and Colnago. One of our good friends from Bombay recently purchased a Raleigh M200. I think considering her interest and how much and where she plans to ride, she made a good choice of going for an ATB. I do not know how good a bike M200 is though.

I have found out that most riders on BZ are city riders with occassional off-road weekend trip. For city-riders, both front and back suspension bikes are a complete waste in my opinion. Disc brakes too I think will not be of any significant use except that you can give many press conferences in the middle of the road. :-)

Somehow I prefer "traditional" components like V-Brakes. For me, a bicycle should be a "bicycle". These gadgets, in my opinion, takes away the real "charm" of a bicycle. Constructive criticism is more than welcome here. By the way, that Octane 26T is terrible. What an awful looking bike !!!

I also feel these Indian bicycle manufacturers should stop copying good brands. They add some really cheap components just to make the bicycle look similiar to good genuine bicycle manufacturers.

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