Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hercules Ryders ACT 109

I had been postponing this for quite some time now. But i don't know i can't spend time in gym its so boring and time wasting, but i have put on 6kgs and have moved from 67 to 73kgs. What better way to reduce my weight? From now on i will try to go to office atleast 2-3 days a week in my new bike.
I have been hearing about changing the color of auto/bus a go green initiative i don't know was this a joke or is there any valid reason, but from now on i can work on the initiative i have started at least. I spend around 200Rs a week on petrol for my scooter but more than money i wonder how much pollution i might be reducing? I am not sure if there is a means to measure how much carbon emission i would be contributing for a week?
What surprised me the most was, i remembered my childhood days where in hardly we had 2-3 types of cycles available out of which BSA SLR, Hero Ranger were pretty popular i had a Hero Hamsa, but today we have hundreds and hundreds of cycles. I had paid 800Rs for my cycle then and now i paid 10,500Rs.
Today I went to office by my cycle felt good, enjoying the music but I also used to get scared when a bus or a lorry went very close to me. However from now on I will try to use my cycle for all the work in and around my house. Hopefully anything within 5kms I will try to use my cycle.

14 comments:

trails said...

"hi Poorna,

Congrats for the bike. I have also almost zeroed in for ACT 109. I would appreciate if u can share with me about its comfort, component quality, duraility, and problems(if any)."

poorna prajna said...

Hi,

I am not a very regular biker like many of my friends and i have acquired this very recently, but this has been a pretty good bike till now low weight, robust and comfortable... only think i feel you might need to think of is i assume its a bit tall so if your height is less than 5,7 you might feel a bit uncomfortable but do go for a test ride to get a feel for it..

Anonymous said...

Hi.. this is sean...am a beginner for this..and I heard the ACT 109 is a good bike n I need to know which are the basic models which i can go for as a beginner....prices ranbe b/w 7000-10000

poorna prajna said...

hi anonymous,
bike market has become like car market a new cycle is getting induced to market every day :-) ACT 109 is a good bike only thing is you need to be above 5.7 otherwise pretty smooth and also in your budget its around 9.5 -10k but if you want to be a very regular cyclist and wanna do cycling everyday and stuffs then better go for some high end model which are more expensive like 20k etc but they are a treat to ride very light, no strain even after cycling for 10kms + fun :-) enjoy cycling have fun

Suhas said...

hi poorna,

Congrats for d bike. I have also bought the same bike ACT 109. I ride it daily abt 12km everyday to my engineering college. My height is 6.1 n it suits me. Its very comfortable n stylish and of course very light weight. Shocks r superb. Am happy with my bike..

poorna prajna said...

Congrates suhas have fun :-) but careful on the streets have your protection gear and checkout before changing lanes :-)

Anonymous said...

hi,
As you are a user of act 109, can you please spare some of your time to give a review on act 109. As there is no review available for this bike on bikeszone or cyclist.in. this will be much more helpful for someone who is interested for the bike.

pintu.

ஹாய்......... said...

Hi poorna,
am 26 years old and am working as a software engineer. I dont know because of that am getting back pain while sitting and standing up. I dont have time to go for a gym and do some exercise but i can ride some distance. So i planned to buy a ACT 106 or ACT 109 what ll be the difference between these two guys. I can spend up 12 to 13k what ll be the best among these two can you please suggest me one am 6.2 and 81kg

poorna prajna said...

Hi,
If you think by cycling you are going to get rid of your back pain by cycling then that's completely wrong. In fact lots of people have got back pain by doing excessive cycling. However basic reason for your backpain would be your sitting posture in office which is a very common issue with s/f engineers. Work on that at the earliest. However cycling is a nice option for a simple workout. ACT 109 is a decent bike however i don't update myself with the latest ones these days every other day we get to see a new bike. I have been using my 109 for more than a year without any issues till date.. at times i feel its a bit heavier compared to the new generation bikes we have but gears are always there to help you out.

NavI S said...

Hi POORNA,
Thanks for your valuable reply yesterday i went for a BSA showroom and inquired about some new models namely BAS GT which cost around 18k and some more models. the BAS GT is awesome with many features i like that bike. thanks for you useful information ill keep in contact with you for more helps

anup said...

hey

i stay in pune and wit the rising cost of fuel burnin a sizeable hole in my wallet...i decided to go green wit a Hercules ACT 109...will b gettin it moro...so will take it to my office in hinjewadi....nice review...bt lemmme kno if u faced any issues wit d shox n gears!!!

Anonymous said...

I have blue ACT 109 and I ride every morning on avg 14-15 kms. This is a brilliant bike. Light weight, anti corrosion. If you are looking for a substitute for cannondale or a schwinn since you cannot afford so much then this is it.

rahul said...

hi poorna,

I own the act 109 since two years and i am very much comfortable with it, its superb and also if anybody has a doubt of this bike's duralities or problems then i can give you an answer. the durality is great for this cycle it will last long, and since two years i have not faced any problems with this bike. its great and a nice one to buy.

rahul said...

hi poorna,

I own the act 109 since two years and i am very much comfortable with it, its superb and also if anybody has a doubt of this bike's duralities or problems then i can give you an answer. the durality is great for this cycle it will last long, and since two years i have not faced any problems with this bike. its great and a nice one to buy.