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Old 08-21-07, 08:32 PM   #1
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Opinions on Mirraco Black Pearl 2

I was all set to get a Stolen Wrap, but they seem to be backordered everywhere. Since thats the case I figured I would just get the 6-pack. Well at my local bike shop, I found a Mirraco Black Pearl 2 for the same price as the 6-pack, which makes it about $100 off of retail. It seems pretty nice...full chromoly...weighs in at 28 pounds with no pegs.(hide bike shop weigh it) I just cant find any reviews on it.


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Model
BLACK PEARL 2
Colors
Beige, Granny Smith Green
Frame
20.8” T/T full Crmo w/ D.B. downtube, Euro BB shell & 6mm dropouts
Fork
Mirraco full Crmo w/ 3/8” dropouts & cutouts for pegs
Headset
VP A-74 Aheadset 1-1/8”
Crankset
Mirraco 3-Pc Crmo 175mm, 19mmx8-spline Crmo axle
BB Set
Euro BB 4 sealed bearings
Sprocket
“Snafu for Mirraco” alloy 36t
Freewheel
Odyssey 13t
Chain
KMC Z410
Pedals
Wellgo alloy 9/16” loose ball, Crmo axles
Handlebar
Mirraco 2-Pc 7.5” Crmo 2.0T
Stem
Mirraco “Lite”, extruded + CNC alloy, 1-1/8”
Grips
Snafu Polygrips
Saddle
Mirraco 8mm rails
Seat Post
steel 25.4x250mm
Seat Clamp
Mirraco alloy 28.6mm
Front Hub
Mirraco 36h 3/8” Crmo axle, 2 sealed bearings
Rear Hub
Mirraco 36h 14mm Crmo hollow axle, RHD micro-drive, 3 sealed bearings
Rims
Sun Rims Rhyno Lite XL double wall w/ eyelets, 36h black anodized Frt & Rr
Spokes
14g stainless black
Tires
Snafu Dirt Box 2.125” Frt, Knob Job 1.95” Rr, both 100 Psi
Pegs / Acc.
steel w/ inserts (1 Pr)
Rotor
SST Oryg w/ Snafu Astroglide top & lower dual cables
Brakes
Tektro 907 alloy U-brake w/ soft grey pads, Rr only
Brake Lever
Snafu C-Lever alloy w/ hinge


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Old 08-21-07, 08:38 PM   #2
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Seems like a pretty good bike. One of the only things that the Six-pack has better is a cassette hub. One of the downsides is it has a European bb which I guess the bearings go sooner in. But go for it.
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It looks pretty decent. I'd go for it if I were you.
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Old 08-21-07, 09:22 PM   #4
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Seems like a pretty good bike. One of the only things that the Six-pack has better is a cassette hub. One of the downsides is it has a European bb which I guess the bearings go sooner in. But go for it.

Too my knowledge...the six pack only has a freewheel...
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dont challenge us on the six pack.
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It does only have a freewheel, but it's still the best bike for the price.
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What's the best bike for 700$ then?
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bel air or mine(:
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What do you have?
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mines 1100 but i got it for price. 700. mirraco blend limited. mines 41/250



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I was wondering, would it be better to make a custom complete of my choice or get the frame I want and get a bike with good parts and switch the stuff.
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im kinda confused but if 700 is your limit you cant really get as nice of a bike as the bel air and ltd.
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No my limit is endless, well kind of, whatever I want I'll have to work and save up for a while. But to clear the confusion, I want this frame, and I was wondering, would it better/easier to 1. custom complete or 2. Get the frame and a bike with decently good parts. Then switch the parts.
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buy everything for the custom at once or switch out as you want.
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It's gonna take me ages to get the amount I need.
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then switch out parts on a complete.
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Meh, either way, I'm going to get the custom, speaking of which, is the Fit park or team nice?
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The new Fit completes are coming out soon. There isn't much of a purpose of buying much at the present moment because Interbike is coming soon.
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I don't plan on using the whole bike, I'm thinking of getting a Fit park and taking everything but the frame.
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