DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Its a good lower end road bike. You have to read between the lines on the brochure. "The 190 is a competitively priced bicycle, with many of the same features .. as more expensive models". Pretty much all of the Suntour components are good, Vx is closer to the bottom than the top.
In pristine, ready to ride condition, $175 around here. If you shop carefully, you can get tires for around $8 each. People looking at bikes want them ride ready, rotten tires could knockoff $75 off that estimate!
Bolted rear axle and turkey levers are signs of lower end bike, the rest of the specs look pretty good! Buyers in the $175 range around here don't mind those two shortcomings.