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    What do u think if this bike?

    I found a bike from canadian tire, the Raleigh Tomahawk 2005. Wondering if it is a good price for $200 canadian (tax included).

    here is a description of it...
    Frame 6061 aluminum O/S Ovalized D/T
    replaceable dropout
    Fork RST Omni 156 suspension
    Headset CH-71 25.4 9 piece
    Chainset
    Vuelta YS101 w/guard 48/38/28 170mm
    Gears: Frt Shimano Tourney
    Rr Shimano TX30
    Shifters Shimano EZ Fire
    Freewheel: 14/28 7 spd
    Brakes: Frt TX-117 linear pull alloy
    Rr TX-117 linear pull alloy
    Levers Alloy Black
    Hubs: Frt 36h alloy QR
    Rr 36h alloy QR
    Rims: VP-20 36h alloy
    VP-20 36h alloy
    Tires: Frt Kenda K-891 26 x 1.95
    Rr Kenda K-891 26 x 1.95
    Stem: 80mm 15 deg. Black
    Bar: 620 x 30mm semi-rise
    Grips: Velo PVC Black
    Saddle: Velo VP-3008
    Seat Post: 27.2 X 300mm Black
    Pedals: Wellgo w/Boron axle
    Colour: Black/Grey
    Sizes: 22, 20, 18, 16"M
    Speeds: 21 speed
    http://www.raleigh-canada.ca/index1.htm

    plz give ur suggestion

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    well, the bike people here aren't going to like that you're getting a bike from there rather tahn a bike shop, which are longer-lasting, use quality components worth repairing, etc etc etc, but there must be some sort of budget reason everyone will be constrained to...

    that aside, it looks like a pretty good component set for the money, 200 and you get an aluminum frame with an rst fork and trigger shifters, a tourney is pretty much the only derailleur you can get at that price point.

    it's a pretty good recreational bike.

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    Ah its charmander LoL

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    The price is good, but it is a disposable bike that won't hold up to much. I think it would be better buying a used bike if you can find one that is in good shape. If that is all the dough you can justify spending, and don't have the time or knowledge to find something better, then it is a nice bike!! As others have mentioned, local bike stores sell a better range of stuff, and offer service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Ah its charmander LoL
    yep, just like on my bike.

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    only if you're a recreational rider. as in not hitting the dirt jumps every day. just riding around the neighbourhood, light and smoothish trails... not like it'll fall apart if you go off a curb, but it's not going to take much abuse over time.

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