Sneak Peek Into the 2018 Trinx X-Treme X7 (26″) Mountain Bike

One of the early 2018 Trinx models to arrive to the Philippine market is the Trinx X7 mountain bike coming from the X-Treme series.

If you are looking for an upgraded bike that is easy on the pockets, you might want to consider the Trinx X7.  This bike is equipped with a 10-speed Shimano Deore drive-train components. Check out the video below to see its features.

Obviously, the Trinx X7 is not a starter, budget bike but rather a mid-level bike. Let us take quick look into its specifications:

FRAME

  • Alloy Tri-Butted Smooth Welding 26″
  • Internal Cable Routing
  • Medium Size (17″)

Butted tubing is the process of removing extra material from where it is not needed.  It increases the thickness of the tubes near the joint to make it stronger. Check out the photo below to understand how the process works:

Photo courtesy of www.bikeexchange.com.au

The X7 frame is triple butted, which means that the tubes near the welded joints have 3 different layers of thickness making it stronger.

The frame gives a more sleek and neater look because the cables are internally routed already.

The frame size is 17″ which is medium, but the Trinx website specifies a small size (15″) and a large size (19″). Hopefully these sizes will be made available to the Philippines so that buyers will have choices based on their height and build.

Fork

  • Trinx Air fork
  • With remote control
  • With lock-out
  • Travel: 100mm

Since it is equipped with an air fork suspension, this model is lighter compared with the entry level bikes from Trinx. The remote control makes it convenient for the rider to adjust the rebound depending on the terrain.

Shifters

  • Shimano Deore 3 x 10

Brakes

  • Shimano BR-MT200 Hydraulic Brakes
  • 160mm rotors

Front Derailleur

  • Shimano Deore FD-M6000

Rear Derailleur

  • Shimano Deore RD-M610 10 speed

Chainwheel/Crank set

  • Prowheel Ten Hollowtech
  • 26/36T
  • 170mm alloy crank arm

This is the only non-Shimano component in the drive-train system but is at par with the Deore crank.

Cassette

  • CS-M0510
  • 11-36T
  • 10 speed

Wheel Set

  • Trinx alloy double wall rims
  • CST Firefox Comp tires 26 x 2.10″

Price

The price of the Trinx X7 varies from store to store but most of what I have seen ranged from Php 15,500 to Php 16,500. It is a reasonable price point considering that it is equipped with a Deore drive-train already.

Verdict

If you are on the lookout for an upgraded mountain bike, the 2018 Trinx X7 is a bang for the buck. This is probably one of the most affordable 10 speed mountain bike in the market today. So if you would like a mid-level mountain bike that will not cost you a fortune, go for this model.

 

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  1. Jonas Diego July 7, 2018
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