Meghna Prince Toronto bicycle first look & quick review



UPDATE: 23 March 2012: Within one month of releasing Toronto the shops hikes the price from 7,000BDT to 12,000BDT. No doubt that this is a very good bike with a price tag of 7000BDT BUT it is no way a good buy if it is more than 8,000BDT. The shops are making good money by cheating the consumer because of the demand of a “Made in Bangladesh” bike. Please do not buy or suggest anyone to buy this bike with double price (distributor price is 5,900/- as per information from different source), better go for a Chinese made good bike like Merida/Bigshoot/Format etc with 10,000-16,000/- range which comes with better component and worth the money spent. [NB: anyway the Meghna bike uses all Chinese component except the frame, padal, tire, tube, spoke, rim and saddle].



Few days back heard from someone that a new model of Meghna MTB bike is now being sold in Bongsal bicycle market which has alloy rim and better component when I was at Bongsal helping a friend buying a reflex granada bike. Was a bit curious and asked friends at BDcyclist Facebook group what are the components spec and other detail. Couldn’t resist the urge to check the bike myself, ordered a home delivery. For the sake of getting all original parts and finely assembled, tuned and the convenience of getting it at my doorstep I had to pay a bit extra money for the Prince Toronto at Taka 7500/-[90$] (300-500 Taka [4$-6$] more than the average market price of 7000-7200 Taka)


Had a small ride with the new bike, need to lower the handlebar. Removing the mudguards and stickers are pending for tomorrow. The bike ride was smooth, very good result for a new bike which was even not lubed properly or braked in yet.


Following are the main difference between Prince Toronto vs. Meghna Reflex Granada / Prince Dakota:

1. Nice Alloy Rim vs. steel rim
2. Alloy V Brake vs. steel plate
3. 7 speed rear cassette and suitable twist shifter vs. 6 Speed
4. 48T chain wheel crank set vs. 42T


Following are the small difference from Prince Toronto vs.Prince Dakota/Reflex Granada:


1. Rear Derailleur FIS vs. Sunrun
2. chain wheel Crank set Amar vs. S&R
3. Tire looks better than the earlier versions.


Detail spec for the new Meghna Prince Toronto:

Weight: Total weight 19KG (1 KG less than the Reflex Granada, Thanks Arun Saha for measuring the weights of the four bikes)
Model name: Prince Toronto
Country of origin: Bangladesh
Accessories included: Front(white) and rear reflector (red), 2x wheel reflector (white), bell
Age group: Young adult plus
Brake lever details: SunRun Alloy levers
Brake type: ALHONGA Alloy V-Brakes
Crankset details: AMAR 48T steel cranks, INDIA
Forks details: 26″ suspension fork
Frame size: 18″ frame
Frame tubing material: Steel
Front brake details: Alloy V-brake
Front derailleur details: Falcon Index System(Most probably MF-22) TAIWAN
Front suspension: Zoom
Gear shifter details: Falcon ENZO twist, TAIWAN
Handle bar details: Steel low rise
stand: JINHENGTONG Center alloy Stand
Number of gears: 21 speed (7×3)
Rear brake details: Alloy V-brake
Rear derailleur details: FIS MR-22(Falcon Index System), TAIWAN
Rear suspension: YH-400D 750lbs/in
Rim details: AERO V Double wall Rim
Saddle: Gents’ MTB saddle, Prince branded
Type: Mountain
Wheel size: 26″ wheel
Tire: Meghna 26×1.95 (54-559) [Designed in USA, Molded in Taiwan]



For review and picture of Meghna Reflex Granada please check here


Few pics of the components:

Alloy Rim


Alloy Brake



Alloy Stand



Brake Leaver



Rear Shifter



Front Shifter



Front Suspension Fork


Crank and Chain wheel



Front Derailleur


7 speed Cassette



Rear gear side



Rear Suspension / socks


Rear Wheel


Paddle



Pattern/Sticker



Saddle



Wheel Reflector



Rear Reflector


Photo Credit: Meherun Nesa



Update (18th February 2012):

Another variant of the same named bike is also sold in Bongsal at a little low price (7000/- BDT). Following are the difference:
1. It has 6 speed rear cassette and shifters [Sunrun] compared to the 7 speed Falcon.
2. The brakes are not alloy, similar to the old Granada/Dakota.


So while bargaining be careful about which one you are bargaining for.



110 Responses to “Meghna Prince Toronto bicycle first look & quick review”

  1. Farhan says:

    Bhai akta help lagto. can u suggest me the best bike within 15000 taka price range. thin tired na. something which is handy and i can travel long distances with. thanks in advance. planning to buy tomorrow. a quick reply would be greatly appreciated. also suggest me where to buy from(an alternative place if u are going to reply “bonshal”)

  2. Shawon says:

    Prince torrent cycle er present price koto…….akto janale valo hoto….cause ami akta bicycle kinbo…..

  3. kornrocks says:

    $author awsome blog!

  4. Rangit says:

    We will buy 15( fifteen ) Racing Bicycle Alloy
    pls contract

  5. imran khan says:

    rabbi vaia,ami cycling er kisui jani na.apnar lekha porlam,onek vallaglo.tai vaia,boro vai mone kore kisu prosno korbo apnake.somoy thakle kindly reply korben.height er sathe ai wheel size r frame sizer shomporko ta ki?5’6″ er jonno kono specific size kinte hobe na akta holei holo?r prince toronto kinte chachilam,onnogulo kenar moto budget nei! 6 or 7k hole amar poshabe.er beshi hole cancel korte hobe.vaia,bongshale naki accessories change kore dey? original parts soho fine assemble kara kore please janaben…apnar reply er opekkhay thaklam.

  6. Yesteak says:

    akta cycle kinte chai 7000 tk vitore ……. Konta kinbo ?

  7. mashrur says:

    7000 er vitore cycle kinbo . gear kinbo nah non gear ei bepare confused.gear ar non gear er difference janale valo hoto. jodio age prochur cycle calaisi. bt gear chalai nai.so konta kinle valo hoy suggest korben plz.

  8. Ridwan arfin says:

    Is this still available. Or if it is where can i get one ?
    Pls reply

  9. tauhid says:

    vi another variant of prince toronto er manufacturer ki meghna.janale upokriito hobo.

  10. Benedict says:

    Hello from Toronto!

  11. sumit says:

    Vai:

    Raleigh moto Max kenlam…Kau Kau bolche prince toronto naki better?

    Apner ke mone hoy?

  12. Mamun says:

    amader akti cycle ar dokan ase ki vabe megnar cycle ar order dibo

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