Join Date: Jun 2009
Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Nomade Sprint, 1988 Specialized Rockhopper comp, 1991 Schwinn Crisscross, 2009 K2 Zed 3.2, 2011 Trek X-Caliber Gary Fisher collection
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K2 ZED, need some unbiased opinions.
Hi, I am pretty new to the forum and hang in the clydes section for the most part but since my question is about a mtn bike I thought I would post it here.
I just bought a K2 ZED 3.2 and its intended use will be to ride on the street for the most part as I am using it to keep my weight loss going (I am down more than 200 pounds so far), I went with a mtn bike because of my size but I don't think that I will be taking it on any trails any time soon (besides a short maybe 250 feet worth of a path and over some grass then up a dirt road, which is part of the route that I will be riding it for exercise to start) I can't seem to find much info on this bike online and thought that asking here I might get some of my answers.
First (and most important) question is are K2 bikes ok quality wise? I know that its not some high end be all end all bike but it seemed beefy (the frame) and is part of why I was drawn to it.
2nd is all of the components on it, they seem pretty decent to me and work as they should (I have only ridden about 6 miles on the bike so far and honestly this is my first bike in about 18 years so it seems far better than my old Schwinn super la tour) but are they decent components? here is the list of whats on it, I literally just looked at each part to see what it was so that I could list it.
TekTro Iox disc brakes
Sram x-4 shifters
Sram 3.0 rear derailleur
Sram front derailleur (it just says SRAM on it, no numbers)
26'' Kenda Klaw XT tires
SR SUNTOUR XCT V2 forks
Cane Creek VP A42E headset
Frame is 6061 heat treated aluminum and says "six thousand series K2 bicycles" and "ZED 3.2"
3rd, the pedals look like plastic or resin? me being a generally large fella 6'5'' tall and more than 300# currently (coming down with the weight daily) I think it would be a good idea to replace the pedals sooner than later, any recommendations for some decent quality pedals that will hold up to a big ol fella riding yet won't cost me my first born?
The crank arms look beefy as well but is this an area to look at for an upgrade at some point with me being a heftier rider? or am I just being paranoid.
I apologize for all of the newbie questions and the lengthy post but alas mama always said that the only dumb question was the one unasked.
Thanks for any and all opinions, and or replies.