Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Calgary, Canada
Bikes: Commencal Meta 5.3, Marin Verona, Cannondale F3000 single speed, Standard STA
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I'm not a fan of Free Agent (because their advertising sucks, their "Air" bikes are stupid, and I don't want to look at or listen to Rick Thorne) but bang for the buck the Hellcat is hard to beat (at least in Canada). Up here it costs about 40% less than a similarly spec'd Taiwanese Complete Fit. Ad $5 for some Goof Off or similar decal remover, another $5 for decals from a more legit' brand and off you go.
Most of the budget bikes built in the Orient come from one of a handful of factories. Who knows, that Free Agent may come from the same factory as Fit, Volume, Eastern, DK, Hoffman, Haro, whatever. It is a good value bike in my opinion.