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      The Hero Octane Iguana Owner Review by Vivek Raj after 1000+ km in the saddle.

      Octane Iguana Owner Review by Vivek Raj

      No. of years cycling: 4 years collectively and 1 year of serious cycling.

      Model Name: Hero Octane Iguana

      Bought On: July 14, 2020

      Place of Purchase: High Trails – The Cycle Shop, Bangalore

      Approx. no. of kilometres clocked so far: 1110 km

      Buying Experience: Never had to worry about the bike fit. The High Trails guys did it perfect for me. The initial rides were not so smooth. Later on I left it for service at the same shop and now the ride feels completely different. Smooth (except a wheel issue that came along with the bike) and fast.

      Other models considered at time of purchase: Nothing in the same range. I was considering Trek Emonda ALR 5 and then I thought starting with an entry level road bike makes more sense.

      Reason for choosing this model: The bike comes with a proper entry level road group set.
      Aggressive and minimalist look.

      Positives of this bike: Worth for the accessories provided. The brakes are fantastic for an entry level road bike. Comfortable saddle.

      Negatives of this bike: The wheel comes with a joint (see photo) and the ride is bit bouncy because of that (I’m more into aggressive riding. My friend has the same bike and he is more into endurance riding. Never heard him complaining). The hybrid model Octane Bonito’s wheels were so good.

      The stock tyre was DSL and the max tyre pressure was around 75 PSI, which is too low for a road bike.

      Can’t complain about the crankset. This is an entry level bike and should expect some power loss.

      Will you recommend this bike and why?: Not for an aggressive rider. For an entry level endurance rider, yes.

      Octane Iguana Owner Review: Technical Specifications

      Frame: Aluminium Alloy
      Fork: Aluminium Alloy
      Shifters: Shimano Claris 2000 8×2
      Crankset: Prowheel 50×34
      Cassette: 11-32
      Derailleur Front & Rear: Shimano Claris 2000
      Brakes: Tektro R315 Caliper
      Tyres: 700c x 25 mm

      You can check out the Full Specifications on the Hero Website.

      If you have the Hero Octane Iguana, you can share your experiences below as well. And if you’d like to know more about the bike, drop a question to be answered!

      More such ownership experiences coming up soon on CyclingMonks.com. You can check out the BTwin Triban RC 120 Owner Review here.

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