The Bergamont range of bicycles have been around in India for over a year now.
Bergamont is a German brand and like most brands out of that region they ride on a promise of precision design and stringent quality.
Most of the information available on the internet is in German (use Google Translate) and it’s hard to find Bergamont bike reviews in English.
The bikes seem to be loaded with the right amount of tech, like any good brand would, trying to keep a sensible price and at the same time ensure a quality ride quality.
We saw some good Schwalbe tires, a nice wide handlebar, very comfortable Bergamont saddle and grips and a well designed gusset on the entry level mountain bike. This is apart from the normal ‘features’ that we would expect – hydroformed tubing, good quality drive train components and all backed by stringent testing (on word of the company).
The Hybrids/Cross bikes also come with features like dynamo hubs and disc brakes at competitive prices. The Indian market seems to go ga-ga over mountain bikes while a good quality hybrid would definitely hit the spot and ensure a lot more riding! Looks like the cross category from Bergamont might just about fill that niche.
Our Demo ride
Turahalli is our backyard and the perfect testing ground for mountain bikes – some kickass trails and a good downhill section too.
The build quality of the bikes, the ride experience and the brand commitment cross the threshold which allows us to recommend and stock Bergamont’s at BumsOnTheSaddle!
We should be having more detailed technical reviews of the bikes out soon.
The bikes are priced reasonable well – the mountain bikes are similar (quality/pricing) to most of the other better known brands out there. But the hybrids kick ass! Pricing, feature-wise and a sweet ride to boot.
Experience the ride!
You are more than welcome to drop into BumsOnTheSaddle and take a Bergamont for a spin and experience the bikes.
Demo Mountain bikes
- Vitox 6.2 (entry level)
- Vitox 7.2 (mid range)
Demo Cross/Hybrid bikes
- Helix 3.2 (dynamo hub)
- Helix 4.2 (disc brakes)
More pics from the Bergamont Demo Ride
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING
I love riding my bike. Whether it’s a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service.
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