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Best Non Gear Cycles in India for Adults

Non gear cycles are still the talk of the town. Once considered as a poor man’s bread, bicycles are now available in various types and are in great demand. Thanks to Covid, bicycles are on the front foot. To name a few, there are electric bicycles, MTB cycles, hybrid cycles, folding cycles and single speed cycles. Single seed cycles are also known as non gear cycles.

These were the very first kind of bicycles that were invented by man as a mode of transport. However, inspite of decades, non gear cycles remain a fad. In this article, we will discuss the types of non gear cycles, the benefits of non geared cycles and some of the best non gear cycles that you can buy.

So before we get done, let’s start with a few common questions about non gear bicycles:

Which is the best non gear cycle?

The best non gear bicycles are those that come with great frame geometry and good components. These bicycles are usually affordable and come with a single gear ratio. Compared to geared bicycles, non gear cycles are easy to ride and maintain as well. These bicycles are highly considered by many for short distances. Non gear cycles are easy to ride on flat roads however when it comes to climbing it might get a bit hard for many of you due to no gears.

Now coming to the next,

Which is better gear or gearless?

If you are looking for a bicycle to ride on flat roads and shorter distances, there’s nothing like a good non gear cycle. There’s less hassle of changing gears and maintenance. So if you are looking for a solution for you commuting, single speed or non gear cycle should be just fine.

However, on the other hand, if you are looking for a bicycle for a longer distance and wish to ride over hills, a gear cycle will be a much better option. Gear bicycles cost more and have more bicycle parts that are complicated and do require regular attention. These bicycles too are suitable for short distances as well.

Which non-gear cycle is best in India?

Several brands are selling non-gear bicycles in India. However, before purchasing a non-gear bicycle, you need to answer a few questions before hand.

Purpose:

What is the purpose of buying a non gear cycle? Is it fitness? It is a commute to work or just weekend rides? And how much will you be riding weekly.

Once you have answered your purpose, let’s move on to the next.

Type of bicycle:

Once your purpose has been figured out, you need to figure out the type of bicycle. MTB, hybrid or a road bike?

Do consider the roads as well on which you will be riding. Once you have answered this, let’s get into the budget.

Budget:

Many times, you do wish to get a bicycle, however, it does not fit within your budget. For instance, you want a single-speed bicycle but it needs to be a. Road bike. Road bikes in general cost a lot and those of you on a small budget might have to look at low-end bikes in the MTB and Hybrid category.

Now, let’s get into the best non-gear cycles in India:

When buying a good cycle, make sure you keep two things in mind:-

  1. Frame
  2. Components

Velocrush Anthem:

Non gear cycles

custom paint job done for a client

Our in-house bicycles are made from stainless steel 304. These bicycles are hand made in Mumbai, India. We build them in 4 sizes, small, medium, large and extra-large that are suitable for a height range of 4.8 feet up to 6.5 feet.

In case you weigh over 100kgs, these bicycles can also be custom-built as per your requirement.

The bicycle comes with dual disc brakes, a sealed bottom bracket and sealed headset bearings and an alloy stem.

The seat and the front wheel offer a quick release system for easy adjustment or removal.

That being said, we also provide a wide array of colour options. (extra charges)

Starting price from INR 14000 (exclusive of shipping)

Whatsapp on +91 8928041081

Key features:

  1. Stainless steel 304 frame (97%)
  2. Sealed Headset bearings
  3. Double walled allow rims
  4. Suitable for 4. feet upto 6.5 feet
  5. Custom color options Available
  6. Can take 100+ kgs
  7. Front wheel Quick release
  8. Seat quick release

Firefox street:

non gear cycle

The firefox street comes with an alloy frame, suspension fork and V- Brakes. This bicycle is available only in one colour and in 2 frame sizes, 46 cms and 50 cms. As a result, the bike can be suitable for a limited height range.

This bike too comes with a quick release for the front wheel and the seat post for easy adjustment.

Key features:

  1. Alloy frame
  2. Double walled allow rims
  3. Available in only 2 frame sizes
  4. Only one colour option
  5. Front wheel Quick release
  6. Seat quick release

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Firefox Prisa:

 

Another bicycle by Firefox is the Prisa. The only difference with this bicycle is that it comes with a rigid suspension fork. Besides, it is available in one colour and one frame size only.

  1. Alloy frame
  2. Double walled allow rims
  3. Available in only 1 frame sizes
  4. Only one colour option
  5. Front wheel Quick release
  6. Seat quick release

Ninety-One – Wanderer 700C

Made from mild steel, the bicycle comes with 700 c double-walled alloy rims, rigid fork and dual disc brakes. The bicycle is available in one frame size and can be one colour only.

  1. Mild steel frame
  2. Double walled allow rims
  3. Available in only 1 frame sizes
  4. Only one colour option
  5. Front wheel Quick release
  6. Seat quick release

Bike Ark Exo:

Made from Mild steel, the bicycle comes with a rigid fork, 700c rims and V brakes.

The bicycle is available as a fixie and a single-speed bicycle as well. Also, it does not have a quick-release on the seat post of the wheels. This makes it hard to disassemble the bicycle for transportation purposes. Or even adjusting the seat height on the go.

  1. Mild steel frame
  2. Double walled allow rims
  3. Available in only 1 frame sizes
  4. Only one colour option
  5. No Quick release

So if you are looking for the best non-gear cycle, keep these options in mind. And don’t forget to get in touch with the brands to help you out as well.

Written By

Abhishek Tarfe is a Certified Bike Mechanic from Park Tool School. He enjoys teaching people how to cycle and loves going on multi-day tours. Besides, he loves dogs and coffee. Follow his madness on Instagram

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