What do you think of this bike for the $$$?
I'm serious! Opinions?
It's garbage. Why do you insist on buying a bike online when it's painfully obvious you don't know what you're doing when it comes to MTB's?
Let's break it down:
RST is synonymous with CHEAPOriginally Posted by eBayScreaming low end. We're talking sub-Deore here. Who sells a "$950" bike with an eight speed?Originally Posted by eBayCrap on a stick. They slap these on COMFORT bikesOriginally Posted by eBayYou're ****ing kidding me with this right? They can't even put a true 80mm on this thing?Originally Posted by eBayMight as well have given you a boat anchor for brakes. They're no better than a average set of V brakesOriginally Posted by eBaySuper descriptive of a part that needs little description. Danger Will Robinson DANGEROriginally Posted by eBayNotice they don't say which oneOriginally Posted by eBayHouse brand. Can we say cheapola? Not something you'd find on a "$950" bikeOriginally Posted by eBayI'd sooner steer my bike with Kotex wingsOriginally Posted by eBayGenericOriginally Posted by eBayYou could do worseOriginally Posted by eBayWhat they're grips? Whoopie!Originally Posted by eBayOriginally Posted by eBaySure it is. For some. Way too much hype hereOriginally Posted by eBayProvided you never ride it. In short it's a ****ing Trek Y-26 of a different maker. It's at best a $400 bike and as has been said a BILLION times or more here Decent FS bikes start at a Grand.Originally Posted by eBay
GET OFF THE eBAY!
Raiyn has said it. Save up and get a decent one NOT off eBay.
What's wrong with a bicycle from Ebay?
The SPRTYMAMA BIKE SHOP is a fair and pleasant dealership.
The Motobecane 600DS is not worth $950 but it is a fair bicycle at a fair price.
I purchased a Motobecane Fantom Cross and it's identical to the Fuji Cross Comp for better or worse. It's a fine bicyle and I am very pleased with it.
Last edited by wildjim; 10-07-05 at 07:32 AM.
you'd probably be better off with a hardtail with a decent frame at that price.. it wouldn't suck so much..
Well the original poster has stated previously that he is new to mountain bikes so he should go to a LBS and try a few bikes (to the OP: hardtails dammit, stop looking at FS bikes unless you want to spend more money!) to see what he likes (and what fits).Originally Posted by wildjim
I'd buy a bike off of eBay if I was familiar with the frame/bike and had a chance to fit one locally or if I had all of the frame dimensions and they matched what I was looking for. I'm pretty sure none of this applies for the OP in regards to the bike above.
So to the OP, stop posting crappy bikes FS on here, save up your money, then go to a bike shop and try a bunch of quality hardtails in your price range and buy the one that you like the best!
Bull. For 400 i would much rather have a Hardrock Sport.Originally Posted by wildjim
Let's leave your mother out of it and keep the bicycle comparisons equal. Also leave me out of your commentary and personal preferences as my statement above is perfectly true.Originally Posted by MattP.
Last edited by wildjim; 10-07-05 at 10:31 AM.
I don't see any statement about being new to mountain biking, so I'll assume he knows what "he" wants and what size bicycle fits him.Originally Posted by never
Simply the point is that there is nothing wrong with ebay purchases if you know what you want.
I agree with your second point...if you know what you want. I am familiar with some of the OP's other posts and he has indicated that he is new to MTB. And if you are new to the sport, I don't think anyone would recommend an eBay purchase without having ridden the model at a local shop.Originally Posted by wildjim
Well we all wish to steer him right, so if it were my choice I would look at, read about and ride every bicycle of interest. Make a decision, then find the lowest price; while considering my needs for service and repair.Originally Posted by never
He has said in earlier threads that he is new to mtnbikes.Originally Posted by wildjim
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
Its a POS dont buy it. Get thee to a bike shop before you do yourself an injury.
Originally Posted by Raiyn
Nice work Raiyn.
For those playing along at home, note that Raiyn took the time to provide comments for entire bike, he put some time in responding the question, "is this a good bike?", which is what the caller had requested.
Several of the attached responses fall way off the original topic.
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"All I need is.......two wheels and the truth."
"I'd sooner steer my bike with Kotex wings"
that made me laugh.
I was just stating that I would rather have a lower end bike shop bike (hardtail) than a piece of crap fs wally world bike.Originally Posted by wildjim
i would never pay 950 for that piece of ****.