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    Some advice on used MTB please!

    Hello all,

    I have asked some questions in the past about used MTB's. I appreciate the help folks have offered so far. I am constrained, for now, to pick up a used MTB and have stumbled across some bikes that look out of the ordinary. I would just like some info on the manufacturers and models. I have been looking at the forum for a while, and I am persuaded to not get a xmart bike, so I am looking to find a decent used better quality bike until I can do better.

    What I have found is a Caloi brand Expert model. Any info on brand quality? About $10, but needs a bit of work. Looks to be solid and sound.
    Found a Trek 6000 also, in almost new condition. Heard of Trek, and is this a good model? About $40.

    Thanks for your advice, and I appreciate your patience with a newbie's questions!!

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    THIS BIKE'S 4 U !!!! Killer B's Avatar
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    I have to try hard not to bash you man, but here goes....

    Trek is a good brand, Caloi? never heard of them... stick to a name brand at the very least.... I can't buy a decent tire for $10, buy hey, who am I to judge.... Everyone has their own budget.

    BTW, I paid over $400 for my DeeMax wheelset alone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    I have to try hard not to bash you man, but here goes....

    Trek is a good brand, Caloi? never heard of them... stick to a name brand at the very least.... I can't buy a decent tire for $10, buy hey, who am I to judge.... Everyone has their own budget.

    BTW, I paid over $400 for my DeeMax wheelset alone....
    I've never head or Caloi either, for $10 I wouldn't trust it. Sounds either like its a cheap bike or it needs tons of work.
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    Get the Trek 6000 if it looks like it's in good condition. The bike should be from 1999. For $60 sounds like a good price too!
    If you know somebody who knows a bit about bikes, ask them to come with you to make sure it looks like everythings alright with the bike. Also, try it out too.

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    Trek fer sure. It helps to have a friend that knows a little about bikes.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Caloi is a decent bike. I've worked on a number of them and while they're nothing special they don't suck either.

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    Caloi must have been more common down here in FL since I'm familiar with them too. They made a decent bike, nothing special, but decent aluminum frame. I think they started making cruisers and branched into mountain bikes.

    With that said, you're probably better off with the TREK.
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