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  1. #1
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    Aug 2008
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    Feedback on beginner's bike - 2006 Devinci Massai

    Ok, so its finally time for me to buy a bike (haven't ridden in over 10 years!) - mostly so I can take my son who is just learning to ride around paths in Vancouver BC. I might try out the occasional light trail, but nothing extreme at all - the biggest abuse its likely to get is running into a sidewalk curb , really.

    I'd rather buy a used bike from a reputable dealer than a new one from some big box retailer. I've come across a used (excellent condition) 2006 Devinci Massai for $350 CAD and would like to know if anyone has any feedback on either the model or components. I know...sub $500 for a xc/mountain bike is nothing, but again all I'm looking for is something entry-level but reliable that I can enjoy around city/park/light trails. Obviously I would test it out first hand before buying, but any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Manufacturer's website:

    Frame__________SGX 61 cross-country frame
    Color___________Rally Blue
    Weight_________13.9 kg / 30.6 lb
    Fork____________SR Suntour SF-XCT 75mm
    Rear Shock______-
    Headset________TH Industries No.11
    Rear Derailleur___Sram SX 4.0
    Front Derailleur__Sram 3.0
    Crankset_______Truvativ X-flow 42/32/22T
    Shifters________Sram SX 4.0 trigger
    Cassette_______Sram PG-830, 11-32T
    Chain__________KMC IG-31
    Bottom Bracket__Truvativ Power Spline
    Pedals_________VP 990S
    Front Hub_______Formula
    Rear Hub________Formula
    Rims___________Alex ACE18
    Tires___________Kenda K881 26x2.1" Front, K891 26*2.1 Rear
    Brakes_________Promax TX-122, V-brake
    Brake Levers____Promax alliage
    Stem__________Globe Alloy
    Handlebar_______Alloy riserbar 30mm
    Grips / Tape_____Kraton
    Saddle Devinci___double density
    Seatpost_______Globe Alloy micro adjust 27.2mm
    Seat collar______Devinci quick release

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
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    Jun 2008
    Eugene, OR
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    Jamis XLT 2.0, Kona Fire Mountain
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    Nothing on there is high-end, but it does look good enough to be reliable. Sounds great for what you're wanting to use it for.

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