Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like minded biker friends. Join the #16YearsOfxBhpCelebrations click here.

T-shirt
Magazine
Castrol Power 1

Accelerate quick but brake easy.

Our Partners

User Tag List

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 44
Like Tree33Likes

Thread: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

  1. #11
    Moderator The Monk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Gurgaon/ Kanpur
    Posts
    10,019
    Mentioned
    435 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    +1 To everything that KI has said.

    There is no harm in splurging on an expensive new bike. Having a new bike always helps with motivation

    But more than a new bike you need to considerably increase the miles on your legs. Without which you aren't going to be getting much faster or fitter.

    The idea of cycling (at least for me) is to have a good time. If after doing a 200km ride you have a smile on your face, then that's 'Success'! If instead you reach the finish line half dead and for the next week you don't feel like touching your bike again then that is defeating the very purpose of cycling.

    Save up for a new bike and visit a few cycle stores and do a bit of research, reading reviews of various models you are interested in. In the meanwhile ride as much as possible (in the planned gradual increase as KI has mentioned above) and then go ahead and make an informed decision of what bike you are purchasing.
    Kaushik Iyer and amit01 like this.
    Biking is not about what you have between your legs, its all about how well you use it!!!!!!!

    Give your details here if you want to help your fellow xBhpian stranded in your city

    Touring Blog: Cycling in Mongolia!

  2. #12
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Icon14 Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaushik Iyer View Post
    well my take on this is very different...

    You say you can ride a 100 without much fatigue... but in how much total time? coz to be a good brevet rider you must be able to ride a 100 in total of atleast 5hrs bare minimum. Yes I've seen loads of people who participate in brevets who are not hitting that mark but then I dont' see their happy faces at the finish, they just drag themselves up somehow, thinking it's all in the mind but that's not true. 200 brevet is about 13hrs so count only 11hrs as time to ride coz 2hrs will go for your breaks & lunch/breakfast. To be even simpler if you can complete a 100 in 5hrs total & then feel energetic enough to ride another 100km then you are fit for 200.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    +1 To everything that KI has said.
    The idea of cycling (at least for me) is to have a good time. If after doing a 200km ride you have a smile on your face, then that's 'Success'! If instead you reach the finish line half dead and for the next week you don't feel like touching your bike again then that is defeating the very purpose of cycling.
    thank you so much KI and The Monk for helping out...

    when I rode 61 km first time on Atlantus, I felt 60+ km is too much for this bike... after doing 100 km first time, I was completely exhausted, had too much pain in thighs!!! last 10 km were really pushing the limit for me, as I was not even riding regularly before that. Now, I thought 100+ km is the limit to ride on this bike... but on second 100km trip it was much relaxed and had no pain at all...

    Both 100km rides took almost 6.5 hours of cycling for me, second one was a bit quicker and took 15 minutes less... so I think to be able to ride 100 km under 5 hours on this bike is a long way to go...

    So, now I will think about buying unless and until I achieve 100km in 5 hours on current one...

  3. #13
    Addicted
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Margao, Goa, India
    Posts
    243
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    Firstly congrats on deciding to buy a road bike. Here are my suggestions:
    1. Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (I own one)
    2. BTwin Triban 3 (Preferably Red as it has Carbon forks. The White has steel forks)
    3. Lappierre Audacio
    4. KHS
    amit01 likes this.

  4. #14
    Addicted sayi89's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Chennai
    Posts
    133
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaushik Iyer View Post
    I dont' see their happy faces at the finish, they just drag themselves up somehow, thinking it's all in the mind but that's not true. To be even simpler if you can complete a 100 in 5hrs total & then feel energetic enough to ride another 100km then you are fit for 200.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    +1 To everything that KI has said.
    The idea of cycling (at least for me) is to have a good time. If after doing a 200km ride you have a smile on your face, then that's 'Success'! If instead you reach the finish line half dead and for the next week you don't feel like touching your bike again then that is defeating the very purpose of cycling.
    That's a great discussion going on. A whole new way of seeing brevets. I haven't realised this though I'm experiencing( The close up smlie ). Now I can tell someone how winning in brevets are determined ,which was confusing for me to put in words all these days.
    Kaushik Iyer likes this.
    Sayi mera naam, Cycle chalana mera kaam.

    Nightfury -
    Schwinn Frontier Sport
    Fawkes -
    Cannondale CAAD 8 -2013- Tiagra

    My first bicycle tour to Spiti Valley

  5. #15
    Rusted Kaushik Iyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    298
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    Btw a Btwin triban roadbike is on sale at cyclop in Bombay. You must check it out

  6. #16
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaushik Iyer View Post
    Btw a Btwin triban roadbike is on sale at cyclop in Bombay. You must check it out
    I am unable to find any link for it... can you please provide me the link for it?

  7. #17
    Rusted Kaushik Iyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    298
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    One of them is here.. This guy was diagnosed with cancer and is selling all off for 40k a good bike. Hence pls don't negotiate further https://m.facebook.com/groups/392351...55443017838258

    I guess that Btwin was from cochin. But u can check this out very nice bike I'm Ahmedabad - https://m.facebook.com/groups/392351...58846430831250

  8. #18
    Rusted jack_daniels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Guwahati
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaushik Iyer View Post
    I guess you mis-read the 2nd hand bit of the thread, If you read again I've never mentioned any repairing, infact what I wanted to emphasize to you is even 2nd hand bikes are really really good & lasts for a very long time.

    Also not be rude but honestly no amount of money can get you faster on your bicycle! No amount of money spent on the lightest of bike is going to make climbing grades any easier - yes a stiffer bike will give better power-transfer & hence make you feel it's going up faster, but it'll be equally exhausting (the total watts required by a particular weight cyclist to get over a particular hill is always constant). Same holds true for riding at a specific speed on a flat road.

    So in reality a better bike is only helping transfer you energy better & wasting lesser but the required energy spent will always be the same, it's only the rider who needs to get more efficient at spending & generating that energy.

    So to be plain blunt - If you're thinking that having a better bike is simply gonna give you higher avg speed then you'll be wasting your money, Yes coming from a Avon bike you'll probably get much better speed but then it'll simply plateau, coz it's not gonna make you faster by any big margin maybe 1 or 2 kmph difference that's all. To give you a perspective one of my friends has a brand new Specialized Allez which costed him about 1.2lks but no matter how much he tries he'll not be able to beat me even on a hero-hawk! the same will hold true for me if I try to race with a guy called Dhiren, he once beat everybody in a local Road-race on him MTB!!! Why ----- Fitness!!!

    What I'm trying to say is if you get yourself fitter you'll be much faster on your present bike itself rather than spending money to buy speed. And to be honest at this level of fitness you should not be looking at Brevets. I know a lot of people will say nothing happens, participation is important etc but all that is nonsence. It's no point riding a 200km brevet in 13hrs by dragging yourself.
    I think having a better & lighter bike does make a difference. When I was in 9th class, I bought a geared roadbike. & I was able to roam with higher efficiency & speed all over guwahati. & not feel exhausted. Earlier, with my heavy, geared mountain bike, I'd get really exhausted even from a 5 km trip.!

    So, yeah I feel the lighter & better quality components do make a world of difference to biking.

    The things u said above about Hero hawk & MTB can be done by very very few people in real world.
    amit01 likes this.

  9. #19
    Rusted
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    914
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    Your budget is on the lower side for a good road bicycle, but between 50k-60k you might get your hands on KHS, Giant and maybe you can try your luck at an older model Trek with a dealer. But remember, if you are spending so much you must be ready to spend a good amount of time per week/month to make use of the investment.
    amit01 likes this.

  10. #20
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Icon7 Re: Need suggestions for a New "Road" Bicycle around Rs.40-50,000

    Quote Originally Posted by jack_daniels View Post
    The things u said above about Hero hawk & MTB can be done by very very few people in real world.
    I totally agree with you on this, some "riders" are extraordinary...

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Photo Feature]: An off road ride to Dangerous & Beautiful " PRASHAR" lake ,,,,,,,
    By jagjit_singh in forum The Tourer
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 01-05-2018, 07:39 PM
  2. Replies: 71
    Last Post: 06-16-2016, 02:07 PM
  3. xBhp "First Impressions" section is now called "Bike Reviews"
    By sunilg in forum Forum Announcements & Feedback
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-22-2014, 01:44 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •