Mountain Biking - Best bike for 400
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05-07-06, 03:06 PM
Hey im currently looking to get a Trek Bruiser 1 for 400 . it has some upgrades
( see them here http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/173999/)
is this a good deal and is there anything else i can get for 400?
Thx in advance
05-07-06, 03:11 PM
Yes, it's far better than the 820. Offer him 350 or something. That fork wont last long, that'll be your only problem. Other than the fork, it's a great bike.
05-07-06, 03:20 PM
i tried offering him 350 he said no.. even to 370 so i think ill go for this bike if i cant find anythign else thats as good if not better thats 400. soo even the fork that he put(he said he upgraded) wont last long?
05-07-06, 03:22 PM
If it's the Insync Edge, it's not upgraded. Those forks don't usually last very long. They rather blow up, or seize and become rigid.
05-07-06, 03:28 PM
ok but other than that..400 its pretty good price right? i just dont want to get ripped off .
He says the new fork is a stock-replacement...probably means the original one fell apart, and he got it replaced under warranty?
Anyway, coincidentally, I just got a Bruiser 1 myself...very solid and upgradeable bike. Call around the bike shops in your area and see if any of them still have some left, my LBS was blowing mine out for $300usd out the door...
05-07-06, 04:49 PM
yeah but does it have avid bb7 disk brakes and a truvative isoflow crank...
1 have one more question...i asked the guy to include the drive train that came with it. He said ok but if i change it would i just have to change the s.speed cassette and put a 24 speed one. I dont want to loose the disk brake because im not sure if changing it to get the 24 speeds would include changing the whole hub.
05-07-06, 04:56 PM
You probably don't need the gearing. The derailleurs it comes with are pretty crappy. Stick with the stock setup. 400 is great. The rear avid is like $130 on it's own.
05-07-06, 04:59 PM
yeah .now i just have to convince my parents.
BTW TAQ1 how heavy is this bike?
05-07-06, 05:30 PM
I'd buy it for 400 bucks!
05-07-06, 05:34 PM
ok then ill get it.
Mine completely stock is somewhere around 33 lbs. Btw, the Bruiser will be a much better choice for you then the 820...have fun... :)
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