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Old 10-07-11, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Their frames are pretty solid... literally.

Have a friend who has an x mart rigid hybrid and this Al frame is a boat anchor with the worst ride quality I have ever experienced regardless of the tyres we have put under it.

He wants to upgrade it with new wheels and a better crank and a bunch of other bits and my advice was to get himself to the LBS and for a little more than what he planned to spend, can get himself a decent entry level hybrid with a good warranty and way nicer parts.

Suggested he keeps the x-mart bike as his B bike.
Hey there Sixty!

You know there's a greater probability that you're right. However, people have upgraded Walmart bikes before, much their overwhelming satisfaction!

- Slim
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