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Old 07-24-07, 02:00 AM   #1
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NEW BIKE pics

I bought a K2 Sidewinder today, They say its a special edition bike or something

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these are the components

2003 Sidewinder
26" Alum F-Susp/RockShox fork
K2 BIKE


Updates for 2003 New Color
Frame K2 Zed Sport ATB FS, plain gauge 6000 series aluminum
Fork Rock Shox Judy TT 100mm, threadless, OS alloy crown & 1-piece legs with pre-load adjuster
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Shifters Shinano Acera EZ-Fire 8-speed
Freewheel/Cassette Shimano HG50-8i 11-30t 8speed cassette
Chainwheel Shimano Alivio
Chain KMC IG-31
Bottom Bracket cartridge
Rim WTB Speedmaster 26x1.5 alloy, black
Rear Hub Shimano FM-32 8-speed cassette, 32h QR, black
Front Hub Joy Tech alloy 32h QR, black
Spoke 14g stainless steel, black
Tires Kenda K-850 26x1.95 all-black knobby
Brake levers Included with STI shifter
Brakes Tektro forged alloy liner-spring, black
Headset WTB Venom Comp ST 1-1/8"
Stem alloy 1-1/8" threadless 25deg, black sandblast anodized
Handle bar alloy 30mm rise, black
Grips K2
Seat Clamp alloy clamp with QR, black sandblast anodized
Seat Post K2 alloy micro adjust, black sandblast anodized
Saddle WTB SST. X duo-tone cover
Pedals resin/alloy with toe-clip & strap







does it seem like a good bike
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Old 07-24-07, 06:19 AM   #2
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it's not the best bike in the world, but also not the absolute worst either. you probably should have gone with a hardtail in this price range, but you should enjoy the rear suspension. just beware that if you really get into mountain biking, you'll be upgrading to a better bike in about 6 months. maybe a year.
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Old 07-24-07, 06:23 AM   #3
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Breitling is wrong in this case...it IS the best bike in the world. It's your bike dude!

Now ride the wheels off of it.
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Old 07-24-07, 06:34 AM   #4
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Breitling is wrong in this case...it IS the best bike in the world. It's your bike dude!

Now ride the wheels off of it.
ok, he's right. you shouldn't care what we think of it now that you bought it. as long as you like it, that's really all that matters.
now when you break something or need help with something, then come asking for advice. because breaking things and things messing up is inevitable on any bike.

get out there and tear up some trails.
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Old 07-24-07, 11:27 AM   #5
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The frame looks decent, the fork and deraillers are not great but should hold up to light/medium punishment. I'm not a fan of Tektro discs, and dunno anything about the rear shock. I say take the trails by storm and just replace stuff as they break or if they prove unworthy.
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