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Old 05-28-14, 04:21 PM   #1
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Hey all.
Just getting into off road biking. I bought a Huffy Ironman Triathlon Pro


Ok my fingers needed a rest from typing that out. Go ahead and get the jokes out of that way. I've heard them all lol. Ironically I found out about this forum by doing a search for this bike. I bought it for 30 bucks off craigslist just to see if I would end up riding enough to warrant buying a nicer bike. I have and now this bike is beating the crap out of me. I'm not sure if it came with these parts or if someone put them on but the components aren't horrible. Shifts decent but I don't take it off road more than in the grass or an occasional mud puddle on the sidewalk. Been doing a lot of research and stalking these forums so I'm looking to get a 29er. Narrowed it down to a GT Karakoram, Cannondale Trail 6, Marin Bobcat or possibly a Diamondback/ Giant or Airborne. I rode a GT Zaskar and I think that spoiled me. I'm wanting a hard tail with hydraulic brakes, Shimano trigger shifters, and 29" wheels. I'm not racing it, not doing time trials, will be upgrading the forks once my experience is to that level... Or I wear them out.

Either way I'm sure I'll ask stupid questions but my mind is spinning with all these names of bikes I've never heard of and I love some of the designs. For now the GT Karakoram has all the features I want even though they aren't the high end stuff. Plus I can get it for under $500 on sale this month. Am I starting off right or missing something?

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Pic of the turd. I did replace the seat. That helped a lot. I've put about 40 miles on it (20 of that all at once) and it's already starting to fall apart (Fork constantly getting loose)

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Old 05-28-14, 04:30 PM   #2
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Old 05-29-14, 08:45 AM   #3
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Welcome to BF! About your HuffyTurd... After you move into a “real bike,” take the HT to your nearest available bad neighborhood in an “inner city” environment some Saturday morning when the local kids are already up and about. Lean it against a building, walk away and let nature take its course. Somebody will be happy to have a new bike for the best of all possible costs and the HT will play a constructive role until somebody beats it to death, after which it’ll probably be cannibalized with other recently deceased HT’s to assemble one that can still be used.
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Old 05-29-14, 06:05 PM   #5
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