2005 Gary Fisher Hoo E Koo
I am thinking about purchasing this bike, so I would like some feedback on the weight of this bike and the performance quality of it. Just want to know if this is a good enough bike for trail riding.
I'm pretty sure it's "good enough" for a trail. Now if your gonna be racing I don't really know, but I would imagine it would be "good enough" for that too.
Originally Posted by rmwun54
I am picking this bike up tomorrow night. I can't wait....however I am having slicks put on it and will use it on the road mostly....I'll post some feedback next Monday after I've gotten a few rides under my belt over the weekend. Seems like alot of bike for the buck...
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Originally Posted by JoeOxfordCT
I'll tell you what. If you're going to be using it on the road mostly, you should consider a 29er. There is a reason road bikes have bigger wheels.
Try out the Gary Fisher X-Caliber
Exactly...mountain bikes excel at off-road riding, not so much with on-road riding. Different gearing, different wheel diameter/tire width, overbuilt componentry...kind of like driving a Hummer (the real one, not the H2/Tahoe) on road exclusively.
Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
The X-Caliber is an excellent starting point; however, I'd learn more towards either the Utopia:
or the Montare:
Similar idea to the X-Caliber but certainly geared more towards your intended purpose.
I bought a Hoo Koo E Koo a few weeks ago and love it. I rode and looked at alot of bikes and not only did it feel the best to me but for the money nothing else matched the components - LX throughout. It is lightweight and as far as performance, the frame is the ZR 9000 which is also used in their high end bikes. Also, can't beat a lifetime warranty. The only change I made was adding Avid BB 7's in place of the stock V brakes.
For the money it is an excellent bike.
If you intend on doing mainly road riding, why not get a road bike? There is NO comparison between the two when on pavement.