Psynyde Bikes & Components

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Psynyde Bikes & Components (INDIA)

By: Vinay Menon

Also featured in Issue #7 | Jan 2012


High performance mountain bike components and India may not be a union you would come across often. That is until now. Step in “PSYNYDE Bikes & Components”, a Pune City based performance bicycle products manufacturer. Designed and evolved by one of India’s veteran mountain bikers, Praveen Prabhakaran. An animator by profession whose been machining out high performance CNCed bike jewelry for over a year now. Everything from headset binders to frames have been on his design and execute chart for the past few years. Not one to compromise on quality, Psynyde products hope to share shelf space with other leading bike component brands from across the globe. The products seemed interesting to me and I decided to run them on my DH rig for some big mountain bombing.

Psynyde_Masheen and binder_test

Psynyde_Masheen Stem_test

 

Psynyde components looked promising when I received them for testing earlier in October. Two months into trashing and the red anodized Bash Ring, Stem, Headset Binder and Seat Collar are still fighting strong. Here is a detailed account of how Psynyde plays.

Psynyde_Seat Collar_Test

Psynyde_Tooth Fairy_test

STEM “Masheen”: 50mm reach, 35mm stack height, 31.8 bar clamp, 6082Al, Black/Red anodized w/laser etched logos

Bashring “Tooth Fairy”: 104BCD/36T, 4 bolt, 6082Al, Red anodized w/laser etched logos

Headset Binder: 6082Al Cap w/star flange nut, Laser etched logos

Seat Collar: 6082Al, single 5mm bolt, Red anodized w/laser etched logo 

Overall Impression:  The stem did its duties pretty fine. The super rigid and slip free Psynyde “Masheen” with its striking Black/Red anodized finish added spark to the OEM setup. The seat collar with its single bolt design was easy to install and never failed. The simpler star flanged nut and a bling red anodized cap added to the stems bright package. While the bash ring is working in sync with my stock Gamut chain guide, the fit and design of the Psynyde “tooth fairy” bash ring is neat in itself. With deeper scoop outs on the 6082Al plate, Psynyde has worked on making its bash ring lighter. So far the anodizing too is holding up pretty well through the test.

Hope this Indian brand of bike blingery rides a long way and crops more performance bike names waving the Indian tri colors.


 

 

 

 

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