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    Kiwi Cyclist NZ_Rida's Avatar
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    Should i but this bike??? some questions also

    Hello!

    I'm thinking about buying this bike http://202.21.128.4/photoserver/48/7037148_full.jpg
    Do you think this would be a good bike for doing mountain bike trails or is it a downhill bike???
    I'm going to have a look tomorrow but all feedback is welcome.
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    Withdrawal Symptoms! Cornish_Rdr_UK's Avatar
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    Nooooo...... Stay away from bikes like that... that bike wont last more than 5 mins... Buy a specialized Hardrock... excellent starter bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ_Rida
    Come on guys need help here please!
    First off you will never get an answer quickly.

    Secondly, avoid that bike like the plague.
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    Kiwi Cyclist NZ_Rida's Avatar
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    I don't have that much money dude! I went to the shop and they are way over priced. That bike is cheap and a good option. any good for trails?
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    listen nigs. If you want advice, shoot for it. If you already have a biased opinion, asking for advice wont do a thing. The bike is cheap, cheap in $$ and quality, and ISNT a good option. The only thing its good for is looking cool to little kids, its not even a good commuter for god sakes. If you dont have that much money, there is something called saving....try it sometime kid.

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    Withdrawal Symptoms! Cornish_Rdr_UK's Avatar
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    Already said by both of us, avoid it, save your money man.... buy a better bike, or a different second hand bike

    first things you want, you want single crown fork...

    And only suspension on the front (hardtail)

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    Can assure you that it looks like it is.

    BUT....

    I can also assure you that it wasn't designed for trails at all.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Stay away from cheap dual suspension bikes. Put you money towards a decent hardtail bike instead, like the Specialized Hardrock that Cornish suggested. Buying a cheap full suspension bike is virtually throwing money down the drain. It'll be heavy, and possibly weak to boot. It might be cheap, but I doubt it's really a good option. If you can't afford something like a Specialized Hardrock, then save your money for a bit longer until you can.

    What sort of store is this bike at? Bike shop? Multi-sport store? Department store? Toy shop???? Do you have any info on it other than a picture?

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    Found just the thing....


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    it's on auction. i'm not going to be going very fast so i will be fine. djrider04 why are you so negative? i'm posting elsewhere this sucks i'm going to find some decent peoples opinion laters.
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    because being positive is overrated.

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    Dude, he's not negative. That is not a decent bike. If you want advice, accept it. If not, don't ask. If you're gonna treat us like this, get out, you're wasting bandwidth. It's too valuable for some people like you.

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    NZ... why come here if you dont listen to your opinions... you really should listen to us, most of us know what we're talking about... We wont be held responsible when the fork snaps udner the weight of that bike and you break your neck...

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    Withdrawal Symptoms! Cornish_Rdr_UK's Avatar
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    btw Djrider, i used to have one of those finger bikes.... soooo much fun, when i was 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ_Rida
    it's on auction. i'm not going to be going very fast so i will be fine. djrider04 why are you so negative? i'm posting elsewhere this sucks i'm going to find some decent peoples opinion laters.
    So you'd already decided that this is a great bike before coming here? Why bother asking us, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubacca
    So you'd already decided that this is a great bike before coming here? Why bother asking us, then?

    Exactly my point

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm, something smells. Yes you should go elsewhere,heck we don't even ride.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish_Rdr_UK
    Exactly my point
    hehe... me be typing slow...

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    Omgz I Postd It Firstd!

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    First, did you read this?? The "around" $500 MTB thread. Most of these are realy good suggestions.

    second, they all have a point. Dont ask for an honest opinion unless you realy want one.

    Now that aside, I've been riding 18 years and have never /needed/ a FS frame. sure, it would have been nice but I got a much better bike for the money by buying a hardtail. That particular bike is poorly made, heavy, and almost completely unsuitable for ANY offroad trail. Honestly, your looking to get hurt on one of those. At best, you'll ride it, hate it, and come away with the idea that riding sucks.

    I realy advise you to either look for a used bike, online, in the classifieds, or on the websites of local clubs and organizations. Theres no shame in riding a used bike, especially when you can fly past people riding the type of bike you're showing above on a decent used one.

    Relax, Research, then go Ride as many bikes as you can at your local shop to get an idea of the diferences
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ_Rida
    Hello!

    I'm thinking about buying this bike http://202.21.128.4/photoserver/48/7037148_full.jpg
    Do you think this would be a good bike for doing mountain bike trails or is it a downhill bike???
    I'm going to have a look tomorrow but all feedback is welcome.
    Cheers
    Its a dual suspension commuter. Not meant for much more than a fully groomed trail with the odd curb on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Its a dual suspension piece of sh*t. Not meant for much more than a sidewalk where the kiddies play.
    I edited that for you Mael
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    Did you guys read that dirt rag article where the guys bought two of those POS bikes and beat the F$%^ out of them HAHAHAHAHAHA

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    is that the same artical where he haggles all the k mart people and ask questions he knew the answers to, and get totally obscure answers?

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