If you are looking to buy a gear cycle this festive season and are on a tight budget, you are not alone. Gear cycles are selling like hotcakes as people have become more fitness-conscious. Meanwhile, the pandemic has contributed positively; outdoor fitness is taking precedence over gym-based or other group class fitness options that are performed in enclosed spaces. Additionally, children, who no longer get to step out for school and college, are ditching their video games for a few hours seeking fresh air. During holidays, biking around is gaining popularity with a lot of group activities coming across as too crowded and therefore risky amidst the ongoing pandemic.
The good news for buyers is that gear cycles — once a rare and therefore expensive proposition — are now affordable. Growing demand has resulted in more sellers entering the market, resulting in a spirit of healthy competition. With the festive season around the corner, now is the best time to shop for a gear cycle and make the most of festive offers and discounts.
Tip – Look at Leader and Avon bicycles in terms of brands when you are on a tight budget.
We have handpicked a few models that come with amazing features that you could consider this festive season even if you are constrained by budget. The festive season is typically hard on our wallets, and it is recommended that you take your financial situation into consideration before shopping for a new cycle.
Cycles that cost around Rs. 20,000
- Avon Yama 26T 21S gear cycle
This gear bike is suitable for users above 12 years of age and is sure to be a delightful treat to ride with its Shimano multi gears that let the rider choose up to 21-speed options. The seat of this Avon bicycle is a PU cushion with a quick release for a riding experience that is smooth and fairly comfortable. The bicycle also has a 65mm adjustable handlebar for convenience.
The matte fluorescent green and black colouring of the bike makes it very distinctive, attractive and memorable. It weighs a little over 20 kgs. The delivery package would contain the bicycle itself, the bicycle saddle, paddles, Allen Key and a 13 hole spanner.
Price: Rs. 18,200 to Rs. 21,500 approximately
Cycles that cost around Rs. 15,000
- Avon Gen Now 26T 21S gear cycle
This affordable geared Avon bicycle is for any user who is above 12 years old and can ride it comfortably. This bike’s multi gears offer 21-speed options. Additionally, this bike is stylishly fashioned in brilliant grey and orange that make it very contemporary and eye-catching. The rider is sure to be the star of the neighbourhood, playground or holiday destination.
The delivery package would contain the bicycle itself, the bicycle saddle, paddles and an Allen Key. Also included is a 13 hole spanner to help the user with assembling the parts that need to be assembled. The bike uses front and back disc brakes.
Price: Rs. 15,900 to Rs. 18,000 approximately
- Leader Ultima 26T 21S JFI 917
This bicycle is suitable for users of all ages and is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall. In most Indian families, this means that all family members (from children above 10 to 12 and both parents) can use the bike. Additionally, both rear and front brakes are disc brakes.
This multi-gear cycle allows for 21-speed options. The cycle also has an attractive design and is coloured a fiery black and red.
Price: Rs. 12,700 to Rs. 16,500 approximately
Cycles that cost around Rs. 12,000
- Leader Gladiator 26T 21S JFI 916
This gear cycle is similar to its predecessor on this list in several ways. It also appeals to riders above 10-12 years of age between 5 feet and 6 feet. It has multi gears that come with 21-speed options and it also weighs around 14.49 kgs. Furthermore, the cycle uses the Form Padded PU Saddle seat.
Its front brake is a disc brake while its back brake is a V brake. It comes in two colour options: black and vibrant sea green, which definitely gets this model extra points for uniqueness.
Price: Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 16,600
Important must-haves in a cycle:
- A 1-year manufacturer warranty
- All the parts and tools required for assembly
- At least 7-speed options
- If it matters, check the bicycle weight as this varies greatly between models (not necessarily impacted by price)
Tight budget? Get the best deal
Especially during the festive season when all that gifting, outings and shopping puts tremendous pressure on your pocket, opting for alternative payment methods can greatly ease one’s stress and worries. By shopping on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store, you can avail striking discounts, deals and limited-time offers this festive season. Additionally, by using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, you can pay for the new cycle in interest-free monthly instalments (No Cost EMIs).