Best Bicycles in India Under 20000

 

 

It is often good to have a pre-decided budget in mind before going shopping. So today I have come up with the list of best bicycles in India under 20000 that you can buy online. This is a good enough budget if you looking for a quality entry level cycle in India.

I have looked at the following criteria’s while compiling the list:

  • The first criteria being very obvious that the cycles have to be priced below Rs. 20,000
  • Overall ride quality
  • Gears systems and their quality for ease of ride across terrain
  • Frame quality
  • Braking

If you are not looking at spending time reading the entire list, you can simply go for Montra Trance. You get a really good deal with this bicycle. The ride and build quality of the cycle is amazing when you look at the price that you paying for it (Sub 20,000 INR)

 

Best Cycles Under 20000

 

1. Montra Trance

As disclosed at the beginning of the article, I feel this is the best bicycle in India under 20000 currently. It is a hybrid bicycle.  Hence, It is very versatile and can be used on almost any terrain. You can ride your way to office over paved roads over the weekday and then take it on an off-road trail over the weekend.

The bicycle is built really well and robust. The ride quality is really good. You can use it for recreational rides in the park or for your daily commute to work/college.

 

Montra Trance - Best Bicycles in India Under 20000Montra Trance Blue

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Key Features:

  • The frame is nicely designed and built using mild steel.
  • The bicycle comes with 21 gears (Shimano). The shifting mechanism used is thumb/fire shifters
  • Tyre size is 26 inches. The wheel frame is built using double reinforced alloy.
  • Uses normal wire brakes on both front and rear tyres.
  • It has a front suspension, so you can ride this bicycle without much issues on slightly bad roads too.
  • The handlebar used is BMX style.

 

Do Read – Best Montra Cycles in India

 

2. Hercules NFS Roadeo

This bicycle is ideal for teenagers or people who are young at heart :). The decals used are really bright and colourful. You are sure to be instantly noticed on the road.




The bicycle, however, is built really well. It feels very durable and robust while riding. The best part about buying Hercules cycles is that you can find shops that can service this brand easily. The service and parts are also cheaper compared to some of the not so popular or foreign brands.

HERCULES NFS Roadeo - price below 20000

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Key Features:

  • The frame used in this bicycle is made using mild steel.
  • The rear wheel of the bicycle uses a disc brake. While the front uses a regular wire brake.
  • Comes with a decent front suspension. The handlebar used is BMX style.
  • The tyre size is 26 inches. The rim is made using double reinforced alloy.
  • The cycle has a fewer gear compared to Montra Trance. This bicycle has 18 gears but uses the same thumb shifters. The front derailleur is made by Shimano, however, the rear derailleur is not.
  • This bicycle comes with mudguards.

 

 

3. Cosmic Trium 

A great bicycle from a not so known brand in India. Cosmic Trium is top selling bicycles in India. This is simply because you get so much value for the money you pay for this bicycle. One of the best gear cycles in India below 20000.

However, since most of the value is derived from the high-quality components used in the bike. Some of the accessories are not that high quality. I would say, they should simply stop shipping out accessories and just focus on the bicycles.

If you do get a broken water bottle, I don’t think that is a big issue. The main thing I look for when I buy a bicycle is the build quality. I should not be spending time repairing the bike. This product fulfils the same. I will say just ignore the accessories (You can buy better quality ones later and go for this bicycle if you liked it)

Cosmic Trium - Top cycles under Rs. 20000 IndiaCosmic Trium Special Edition

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Key Features:

  • The frame is built using mild steel.
  • It has 21 gears with Shimano fire shifters. Both front and rear derailleur are from Shimano (Both Amazon and Flipkart are different variants. So check the product page for exact product code)
  • The bicycle has a front suspension
  • Tyre size is 28 inches
  • The rear wheel has a disc brake while the front uses a regular wire braking system.
  • The bicycle comes along with accessories like bottle holder, water bottle, lock, front and backlight for the bike,

 

 

4. Montra Helicon Disc – Hybrid City Bike

This bicycle also featured in our best bicycles in India post. As I have said earlier. This bicycle not only looks like a beast but performs like one too. I really liked the handling of the bicycle. It is very built and feels like a solid bicycle on bumpy roads.

The full black colour of the bicycle adds to its charm. The tyres are slick enough to make your ride zippy. They grip the road well too. It is one of the Best Hybrid Bicycles available in India currently.Montra Helicon Disc - Commuting cycle under 20000

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Key Features:

  • This is the only bicycle in the list which sports an alloy frame(6061 aluminium). These frames are easier to maintain and generally lighter compared to regular steel frames.
  • Both the front and back tyres come equipped with disc brakes.
  • It comes with 21 gears (Shimano)
  • The tyres used are Kenda 27.5 Inches
  • The bicycle has a rigid fork (No suspensions)

 

 

5. Cosmic Voyager – Comfort Bicycle

This is the only comfort bicycle on my list. Comfort bicycles are generally meant for leisure riding. They are not built for riding long distances. The high handlebars help you keep an upright posture while riding. These are good bicycles for casual rides or exercising.

The design of these bicycles is quite fluid and modern. The mudflaps used on the bicycle has their pros and cons. They are made out of plastic and hence are cheaper and lighter. However, they can easily break during a mishap.

Cosmic VoyagerCosmic Voyager limited edition

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Key Features:

  • The frame is made out of steel. It is slightly heavier compared to other bicycles on the list. In a way, this makes it good for exercising as you need to put in extra effort to get it going.
  • It has 21 gears with Shimano shifters.
  • Both the front and back tyres are equipped with disk brakes.
  • Both the seat as well as handlebars can be adjusted for height.
  • This bicycle has zoom suspension on the front. It also has a steel suspension for the rear. This makes your ride comfortable on most terrains.

 

Note:

The bicycles you buy online come only 80 to 90% assembled. You will have to assemble them on your own (Or use a bicycle store) – But I will say this is the most fun part about buying a bicycle online.

 

What are the factors to consider while buying a Bicycle in India?

  • Always check the bicycle frame size on the product page before you place an order. Use a frame size according to your height. If you are unsure of the frame size you should buy, visit a cycle shop nearby and try a few different sizes.
  • Check the wheel size. 26 Inch tyres are one of the most common sizes of tyres in India. You will be able easily to buy replacement tyres or tubes in almost any bicycle shop in India.
  • Number of Gears – I will suggest buy a gearless cycle or a cycle with a minimum number of gears. This not only makes your cycles lighter but also cheaper. You will need gears basis the terrain you plan on riding your cycle on. If there are multiple uphill/bridges etc, go for a geared cycle.
  • Brakes are the most underrated feature on any bicycle. Considering the India traffic conditions and rains, It will be good if you bicycle has basic mechanical disc brakes. They perform well even during rains and will keep you safer.

 

I hope this review on the best bicycles in India under 20000 helped you select the right bicycle for your budget. If you would like to share your purchase experience or pictures of your bicycle etc with me and readers of BicycleXP, do leave a comment below and I will surely get in touch with you.

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128 Comments

    • bicycleXP

      Hi Tapan,

      My vote would be for Trance Pro. I think it has a better shifter and a slightly better performance. However, I am planning to do a detailed comparison between the two models soon.

  • sunny

    I’m planning to purchase a MTB bike. Budget is upto 25k . I’m 5’11 inches height and weight 76.
    I thought of going for “atlas ultimate 26T mag wheel” or “atlas peak p300 26T” .kindly provide your suggestion.

  • Kb

    Hi Expert,

    I am 5.8″ and I am 130 Kgs. Could you please suggest a good bicycle for me.

    I want to lose weight quickly by riding cycle.

    Regards,

    Kb Lal

  • Vaibhav Mahekar

    Sir

    I am looking a cycle for part of my workout schedule. I am beginner for on road cycling. My main purpose is buying cycle as ‘cardio training’ which I don’t want to do in gym. Steady and slowly I would use this cycle for endurance and muscle development gor strong legs. My budget is upto 20K.
    Kindly suggest me a good cycle please.

    • Shubham koli

      Hi sir,
      I was thinking to buy cycle but I am confuse between fat tyre or to buy MTB cycle because I want to travel long distance . During the week offs .want to explore places with bicycle.
      So sir please suggest something till 20,000.
      And sir fat tyre is ma dream cycle but I coz I want to travel long distance , so suggest something comfortable .

  • rohit bhasy

    I weigh 74 kgs and am 5.65ft tall. I want to purchase a bicycle for city use, basically to help keep fit. I have a budget of 25k. Which one would be the best fit for me?

  • ankit

    Hi

    I am interested in a hybrid cycle with budget around 20K. I am 5’7″ and a beginner who want to use the cycle for long rides and even office commute but in some time.

    I saw Montra trance and Mongoose artery sport as my choices. Can you suggest which one should I choose? Also Firefox Rapide and Road Runner are also within my budget so can they be better options? Suggest best according to your experience.

    Thanks,
    Ankit

  • Bala

    Hi Sir,

    I am planning to buy a bicycle in the next couple of days. I am still confused between MTB and Hybrid varieties.
    I have few models in my mind – Montra Backbeat and Madrock ; Montra Trance.

    Could you please help me ?
    My budget – less than 20K

    thank you.

    • bicycleXP

      Hi Bala,

      You should select one based on your needs. If you need one to commute daily or travel longish distances, Hybrid would be a better bet. However, if you need a bike to improve your fitness, ride offroad or simply have fun, go for an MTB. Check out the models above or reply back to this comment if you need further help.

      Cheers!

  • ANIL ANANT KULKARNI

    I AM USING BASIC OLD TYPE ATLAS CYCLE TODAY.. USING IT UPTO 50 KM DAY… I WANT TO PURCHASE NEW CYCLE.. I USE IT FOR MY OFFICE ALSO.. MY CITY IS HAVING VERY PLAIN TERRAIN.. WHAT WILL U SUGGEST.. HEIGHT IS 5.8 AND WEIGHT 75 KG… WITH GEAR OR WITHOUT GEAR IS CHOICE I AM NOT GETTING.. PLEASE SUGGEST

    • bicycleXP

      Hi Anil,

      In the article above I have mentioned about Montra Trance bicycle. I recommend the Montra Trance Pro, as you won’t need suspensions on plain terrain. You can easily place your order online on Amazon.

  • Prateek Mathur

    Hi BicycleXP,

    Your portal and this article is truly impressive.

    I am a rider of about 5.7” height and 95 kgs in weight. I cycle daily around 10 kms every day and looking to upgrade to a new bike (Have a very old Hero Razorback NE 26T with me right now). I wish to travel long distances every day, or sometimes commute to work, (approx 20 kms per day), and MIGHT go a bit of off-roading once a while.

    Can you suggest a decent bike for me? I have a budget of 15000/- rupees for the same.

    • bicycleXP

      Hi Prateek,

      Check out Montra Trance Pro using the links above on Amazon. It is a really good bike. You may need to increase your budget slightly but it is worth it. This might not be the best bet for offroading but you will surely enjoy your commute.

      Good luck.

  • Ajay

    Hercules NFS Roadeo is the best I have found in this list. It’s perfect for teenage as well as young people. And yes, it can be instantly noticed on the road.

  • Veeru

    Hello Sir,

    Personally I liked Montra Helicon Disc – Hybrid City Bike and Hercules but with 105Kgs and 6FT1inc, could you please suggest bike that I can use for daily cardio purpose and as well for touring.

    Thanks
    Veeru

    • bicycleXP

      Hi Veeru,

      I would recommend you to slightly increase your budget and go for this bike by Btwin.

      The L (Large) frame size will work well for you. It has a comfortable geometery and is comparatively light weight. You can use it both for cardio as well as long rides.

      Have fun riding.

  • Himangi

    Dear Sir,

    I wish to buy a bicycle within 20k, for fitness purposes. I have been suggested a hybrid, because apparently MTB bikes are difficult to ride on the city roads. Given the options, I am really confused.

    Also, could you be so kind to tell me as to what frame size I should go for? I am 5’3” in height. Thank you.

    Warmly,
    Himangi

    • bicycleXP

      Hi Himangi,

      Even I would recommend going for a hybrid bike. There are some good options around your budget range. If you can extend your budget a bit, I would recommend going for the Riverside 500 (Click here for Price). Small frame size would be comfortable for you.

      However, if cannot extend your budget, I would recommend Montra Trance Pro. The frame size that I linked should work well for you.

      I hope you have fun riding.

  • Aditya

    I want a bicycle for moderate touring, like about 50kms, and that can tolerate rough roads as well.
    What should I consider in a budget of around 20k?

  • Nawaz

    Hey,

    I have been very confused with all the options in the market. My budget is nearly 20k. And want to buy a bicycle that I can use on a rough terrain, upslope and for long distances (say 50-70 Kms). Could you please suggest the best one in the budget mentioned?

    Thanks,
    Nawaz

    • bicycleXP

      Hi Nawaz,

      It is very difficult to find a bike that will work well in rough terrain and also work well for long distances. You will have to choose one.

      You can consider Montra Trance with front suspensions (This one). The suspensions will help you overcome bad roads and it is a hybrid which can be ridden over longish distances.

      Hope this helps.

  • Siddhartha Ramanathan

    Hi. I’m 6 ft tall and 90kgs. Want a cycle for 25kms daily rides that includes a lot of different terrains .. pls suggest

  • Alok

    I have hard time deciding between Riverside 120 and Triban 100. My primary Aim is for commuting to work.

    Which one do you recommend. Any other suggestions?

    • bicycleXP

      Hi Alok,

      If you are a beginner, I would recommend going for a hybrid bike. Hence my vote would be for Riverside 120. You can increase your budget slightly go for this model of Riverside. It is much better. You can buy it online too.

      Cheers!

  • Prince

    Hello
    I am interested in a good mtb which does the looks and the performance
    My main purpose is to lose weight and city commutes
    My weight is approx 80kg and height is 5’11
    Please suggest me good mtb my budget is around 15k but I can expand it further if you suggest a very good deal
    THANKS!

  • Saroj

    Hi, I am 5 9, looking for a value for money comfortable bike for city commute. Please suggest me 3 options to choose from under 20000. My rides will be restricted to 5-10 KM city and leisure rides during weekends.

    Thanks

  • Vishal

    Hello Sir,

    I am a novice here ,looking for a bicycle which can be used by me(5′”7 ,75 kg) and my wife(5’5″,55kg).
    Purpose would be to ride around casually ,sometimes for commuting to office,or just to stretch the leg muscles a bit.
    Not sure if I would need to go for Hybrid OR MTB ones?

    Budget would be around 15k.

    Looking for your valuable recommendation on this

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