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Old 05-07-06, 02:05 PM   #1
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Anyone heard of this?

Ive been riding for about 3 years, but last summer, someone stole my bike and i havnt had enough money to buy a new one. One day i found a site with nice looking bikes for real cheap. So i looked at them, and decided that i wanted to get the Exodus Bolide or the Exodus Lance. They seem like good bikes to me, but has anyone heard/ridden one of them? If so, what do you think?
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Old 05-07-06, 02:20 PM   #2
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Sorry. I have never heard of Exodus. I am going to look em up.
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Old 05-07-06, 05:09 PM   #3
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Here's a link to a site selling them

http://www.bikewind.com/Bolide.htm

I'm not a fan of that geometry, every one I've seen like that causes lots of pedal bob. I've never heard of the frame so I don't know if its good or bad, the components seem ok and the front shock is ok for starting, and I've never heard of the rear shock. i'd say ok for light trails and stuff but no hardcore.
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never heard of exodus...
i wouldnt buy any of their bikes if i were you
good luck!
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Old 05-07-06, 05:59 PM   #6
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thanks for all of your imput. I think im still going to consider it since i dont have much cash and since im still just starting out.
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I'd say look into getting a more trustworthy bike now and save yourself the hassel of having to do it the right way later on - save time and money.
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I'd suggest buying a hardtail for the same price, you'll get better components and an overall better ride.
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Would you happen to have a link to their site?
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In that price range for a full suspension there aren't many options, most aren't even a marketable item. but here are a couple more to check out
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3050
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3050
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3050
It's been said many time that the better full susser's wil be over the 1000 dollar mark, And I fully agree. Is a hard tail out of the question?
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Look more on the Wal-mart side to me.
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I dont ride very tought trails, but i like have FS because im a big fan of the bike absorbing the shock from hitting jumps, instead of my body. I just prefer it over hardtail. Im a pretty big guy, so having the rear shocks are a pretty big +. Any suggestions as to a bike thats reliable but not expensive? The link to their site is www.bikewind.com
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save yourself the hassle and pickup a specialized hardrock at your local bike shop. run lower psi for a little bump releif
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How long have you owned yours? I assume you must own, or have owned one to be able to come to this conclusion, right?
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Impossible. He'd be walking again in 4.
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I have a full suspension bike, and I am a big guy. I can't wait to purchase a hardtail bike. Going down is definately more fun on a full suspension, but thats about it. Going uphill is hell. They are much heavier.

That bike looks like it weights a ton with the horrid welds, etc. I'm going to buck the trend here and say that yes, due to decent components it will be reasonable, but a horrid frame with amazing components isn't going to help you. That bike wont do any better than a low end quality bike, like a Hardrock. At the end of the day, your getting a cheap full suspension bike that you will hate. If you demand full suspension, you really really really want a rear lockout. Climbing sucks without one.

So by all means, go for it. If you are a beginner, it will work probably as well as a hardrock would, but no better by any means, nor any better than any other hard tail. It's a Walmart bike w/ name brand (some) parts. I bought a reasonably decent full suspension a few years ago for $600... $900 in upgrades/repairs later I wish I went for the $1k bike up front.
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I have a full suspension bike, and I am a big guy. I can't wait to purchase a hardtail bike. Going down is definately more fun on a full suspension, but thats about it. Going uphill is hell. They are much heavier.

That bike looks like it weights a ton with the horrid welds, etc. I'm going to buck the trend here and say that yes, due to decent components it will be reasonable, but a horrid frame with amazing components isn't going to help you. That bike wont do any better than a low end quality bike, like a Hardrock. At the end of the day, your getting a cheap full suspension bike that you will hate. If you demand full suspension, you really really really want a rear lockout. Climbing sucks without one.

So by all means, go for it. If you are a beginner, it will work probably as well as a hardrock would, but no better by any means, nor any better than any other hard tail. It's a Walmart bike w/ name brand (some) parts. I bought a reasonably decent full suspension a few years ago for $600... $900 in upgrades/repairs later I wish I went for the $1k bike up front.

I am a big guy too, and I firmly believe that you have to spend some money to get a good full suspension. $600 isn't going to get it, and outside of a KHS or a Kona Kikapu $1000 isn't going to be enough either. As a matter of fact I had to get upwards of $1700 to find a bike that I was convinced would hold up to my size and riding style. I kept my hardtail, but don't miss it because my rear has a lockout. For me, it is smoother over technical stuff, more comfortable over rough stuff, and since I can make it fully rigid its faster over the smooth stuff too.
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Looks ALOT like my walmart bike with better components. You WILL get a lot of pedal bob, and it looks heavy. Just craiglist or ebay a nice used FS bike.
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A lot of replies, but none from someone that has actually owned or even demoed the bike. In other words............ useless replies.

A lot of replies from people that don't seem to grasp the simple concept that not everybody has the same riding style, therefore not everybody needs the same kind of bike.
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It looks like you've come to your own conclusion and do not need the people on this boards input.

I believe KHS will have a full suspension in that price range. Yep. XC004 is in the price range ($709) and will be an upgrade worthy frame. This is the lowest level bike my LBS will sell. Notice the FXT has a similar suspension setup to what you're thinking of buying. The horst link rear suspension has a good reputation. Just saying, you might want to look around a little more...
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A lot of replies, but none from someone that has actually owned or even demoed the bike. In other words............ useless replies.

A lot of replies from people that don't seem to grasp the simple concept that not everybody has the same riding style, therefore not everybody needs the same kind of bike.
maybe you should just buy that bike. then when you come back and whine about the frame cracking and the 4 year old fork they put on it breaking and the crappy discs breaking, you'll have learned your $650 lesson and get a real full suspension bike.

i wouldnt give my dog that bike.
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A lot of replies, but none from someone that has actually owned or even demoed the bike. In other words............ useless replies.

A lot of replies from people that don't seem to grasp the simple concept that not everybody has the same riding style, therefore not everybody needs the same kind of bike.
Are we now your employees now? Are you paying us to give you answers?

They make excellent bikes and I really like mine.. i've had it for a few years now, go for it.

Let me know how you like it... I like mine, well worth the money.
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It looks like you've come to your own conclusion and do not need the people on this boards input.
What do you expect from a fignut who reopens year old threads?
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looks like a glorified x-mart bike to me.
For the price, its too expensive. Look at a hardtail.
Im also a very big guy, and I thought the same as you and I bought a FS bike. I hated it.
And if you are going to be jumping it like it says in your post, thats not the bike to buy.
Its a POS.
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