Mountain Biking - Don't kill yourself! Don't buy department store bikes!
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01-25-04, 01:57 PM
This is what happens to department store bikes, you wanna be cheap and kill yourself? Found this on another site: http://www.freeridesouth.com/pics/pictures/1701.jpg
01-25-04, 02:28 PM
Yep, that is certainly dead.
01-25-04, 03:06 PM
Wait, I returned mine. YAY!
01-25-04, 03:09 PM
Thats sort of strnage tho. I've seen people use department store bikez on REAL trails for years... Maybe that bike was chain sawed open :S
01-25-04, 05:05 PM
Thats been on MTBR for quite a long time...
01-25-04, 06:13 PM
eh, just a little elbow grease and it'll be ship shape
yeah. because "real" bikes are indestructible...
01-25-04, 07:01 PM
more indestructible than that junker...
01-27-04, 01:43 PM
Depends what you do to a bike, or even with it. How many "Good" Mountain bike frames have you seen severely bent in the magazines, that "just broke as I was riding along". You land wrongly just one too often, or without skill, and any frame will/could sustain Damage.
That doesn't condone the Manufacturers out there that make and sell crap mountain bikes, But it does depend on how you treat any quality of mountain bike, as to how long it will last
01-27-04, 02:30 PM
I think that one of the reasons that these wal-mart bikes break is that they LOOK really burley...especially the ones with the "mozo" dual-crown forks and and the "monoque" frames...They look very similar to real DH bikes, and I think that people don't realize that the bike was actually designed for freeride or DH use...
01-27-04, 07:10 PM
Cool.....thats one clean break....it looks like the weld broke(top)...then the rest followed....lol...Im surprized i havent snapped my canadian tire frame :rolleyes: ha...Ive ridden that bike through the worst of the worst.
01-27-04, 07:14 PM
Wait a minute...why are all the brake / derailleur cables all disassembled?.....shouldnt some be broken :eek:
A little duct tape will fix that.
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