Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-16-05, 06:37 AM   #1
Smokey
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 99
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Would this be a good bike for....

...a 52-year-old fitness rider who:

1) Does about 80% of his riding on the roads/20% on hard-packed trails
2) Has no intention of doing anything "fancy" (jumping, serious off-road riding)
3) Simply likes the relative stability/safety/comfort of a MTB over a road bike

Here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I'm willing to go up to $150.00 for it (total: $199.95, including shipping).

Opinions, please. Thanks!

Jim
Smokey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-05, 06:40 AM   #2
Jason222
Banned.
 
Jason222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Moncton NB
Bikes: Trek Jack...trials bike soon.
Posts: 2,123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's not a very great bike, but I guess it would do.
Jason222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-05, 07:29 AM   #3
Socrates
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, for what you are going to be doing it is fine. I'm not sure that you should pay $200 for the bike for at least two reasons: (1) It might not fit. You'd hate to drop $200 for a ride that doesn't feel right. (2) If you really wanted a GT Aggressor, you could probably get a brand new 2005 for about $250 (the MSRP is $300).

Last edited by Socrates; 06-16-05 at 08:24 AM.
Socrates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-05, 08:53 AM   #4
BErad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Like Socrates said...you could get a brand new one without speding much more.

I'd go to your LBS and test ride bikes in your price range to make sure you're getting a bike that fits.
BErad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-05, 09:03 AM   #5
outdoorboy
ODB to those that know me
 
outdoorboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Little Rock, AR
Bikes: Gary Fisher Tasajara (undergoing a total rebuild), Giant NRS, Giant OCR C3
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There are a lot of bikes out there that would be great for what you want and you can be certain of the fit. Check some of the Giants and Treks in your local bike shop. You could get something much better in the $350.00 range.
outdoorboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-05, 10:47 AM   #6
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree, for $200 it's a good deal. However, to me, bike fit is crucial. If you're not comfortable on the bike, it'll sit in your garage. Then you've wasted $200.

Entry level bikes start at around $300, which is about what that bike is worth if it were new.
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 PM.