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Old 08-04-14, 09:55 AM   #1
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What do you think?

Hi guys, I appreciate for any help you could give me.

I'm willing to buy my first mountain bike, from a friend's friend (picture below). The price he asks is fair I guess (U$200), which made me go for it instead of investing in a new one.

As I'm new to mountain biking, I was hoping anyone more experienced could tell me if this bike would be allright as a first one, especially considering that I'm 6'2. I know there are a lot of things involved, but I just wanted to know if anyone thinks this bike could be "garbage".

Thanks so much!

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Old 08-04-14, 11:07 AM   #2
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It's a BSO, worth it value as scrap, nothing more.
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Old 08-04-14, 11:58 AM   #3
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I don't know what that is. . . but a mountain bike it is not.
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Old 08-04-14, 12:45 PM   #4
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that frame design is interesting..I'd just stick to the MUP's and paved roads as I don't think it would hold up to real mountain bike trails.
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Thanks for all remarks! Now i'm not even sure it is worth the 200 bucks..
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Old 08-04-14, 02:43 PM   #6
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to the seller ..

better off getting a hard tail; from a bike shop for something like another $150 more.

like Treks 850 V brake .. throw in another C note to get the disc brake models ..
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Old 08-04-14, 05:22 PM   #7
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You can find those bikes for like $25 on local listings. its a department store bike thats been repainted/destickered. Spend that $200 on a old 90's highend mountainbike or a used nicer one. lots of people sell nice bikes cheap. just gotta get it before others
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Will do! Thank you for the advice Hsean and fietsbob
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Looks like a Pacific PK-7. Aluminum main frame, Steel rear triangle. I have one or two of them. nice ride buy heavy. $200 is WAY too much. I bought mine at Target for $88.00 each.
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