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Omo Bikes: Omo Hampi 707 Review

With the rise in people buying bicycles, there has also been more Indian brands that are manufacturing cycles. One such brand happens to be OMO. Omo bikes are quickly gaining popularity across the country for their low end entry level bicycles that are well-suited for commute and fitness. And if you are looking for bicycles that offer comfort and ease of use, OMO is the answer. 

To know more about Omo bikes and their history, click right here.

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So without any further delay, let’s get down to reviewing the Omo Hampi!

Frame & Design:

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On first look, the Hampi appears to be pretty sleek and comes with a simple design. And to add to that, a matt black finish with minimal stickering makes it completely stand out.

On our review, we were thrilled to actually feel the steel frame to be the lightest in the market and it’s pretty sturdy too. 

Besides, the Steel Frame has been tested with 105 Kg load.

  • Lightest bicycle (only 12.9 kg) in its Segment

Fork & Handle Bar:

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The Hampi comes with a rigid threaded fork which works pretty well on Indian roads.  If you will be riding on city roads and a bit of uneven terrain, the fork gets the job done.

Pair it up with your confidence and technique, you are good to go!

  • 2 Year Warranty On Frame and Fork

Handlebar grip:

For beginners, handlebar grips have been a big issue. However, Omo was quick enough to identify and install grips made from car sofa covers. Made from artificial leather, they are incredibly soft and comfortable to hold. 

While, we are unsure of how they will perform in monsoon and in terms of excessive sweating, Omo assures that it shouldn’t be an issue. 

Drive Train:

The Hampi comes with a 7 speed drive train that’s pretty decent for beginners. With just gears at the back, newbies can minimise the hassle of finding the right combination to ride.

If you ride on city roads that are mostly flat, Shimano tourney should work just fine. 

However, if you ride hard and shift gears often, you might feel the need to upgrade.

While the thumb shifters work perfectly fine on this Omo bike, we would prefer triggers shifters instead. 

 

Wheels & Tyres:

The bicycle comes with dual tone double alloy wheels that are suitable for city riding. This is also one of the reasons why the bicycle can take 105kgs of weight effortlessly. The rolling is pretty smooth and quiet over bumps or uneven terrain. And the 700 X 35C Nylon tyres offer enough traction on on wet and dry roads. 

Disc Brakes:

The dual disc brakes are an added bonus to the Omo Hampi 707. They worked just fine, however, we felt they were a bit soft and lacked the bite. That being said, the disc brakes get the job done of stopping just right.

As a entry level hybrid designed for commute and ease of use, we wouldn’t mind V-brakes either.

  • Front and rear disk brake (160 mm rotor)

That being said, the bicycle comes with decent brake levers that let you effortlessly stop when required.

Seat:

By far the seat of the Hampi is the most comfortable seat we have sat on. We truly enjoyed the comfort this seat has to offer and it perfectly suits for daily city riding. It supports the sit bones really well and the nose is not to long either, thus making it ideal for beginners, especially women. 

If comfort is of prime importance to you, there is no better seat than this in the market. It even comes with a quick release that makes it super easy to adjust. 

What we even liked was the seat has a inbuilt handle that makes it pretty easy to lift and climb stairs or just carry around.

So if you are looking for a light entry level Hybrid that’s affordable and it ideal for city riding, the 

What’s Included?

Priced at just INR 12, 342  the Omo Hampi 707 comes with a side stand, mud guards, rotating bell, Lock, Tools & Manual required for assembly. (prices are likely to vary)

Omo Bikes Advantage:

  • Lightest bicycle frame [ as of July 2020]
  • Super comfortable seat
  • Comfortable handlebar grip
  • Premium quality wheels

Disadvantages:

  • No quick release for any of the wheels
  • Available in only one frame size (suitable for 5.2 to 6.1)
  • Might need a slight tune up

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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