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Giant Rincon for $100?

Old 03-02-24, 08:56 AM
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Giant Rincon for $100?

Not necessarily want to flip it, but I'm getting bike fever again and want something to tide me over until I find something better. This would be short trips and bike rides of 20 miles. As an added bonus, I thought maybe I could try real maintain biking. We have many mountain bike parks/trails in Chattanooga and if anyone could comment (constructively) on whether these could handle easy to moderate mountain bike riding, that would be great.

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I'll take the sellers word that they are the size he says they are..I'm 5'10 with a 33 ish inch inseam. I'm guessing the smaller might be better if I'm going to go off road?
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I would pass, the frame itself is pretty good, nothing bad or remarkable. Those are mid level parts. I think you are better off with a frame much bigger for your 33 inseam.
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
I would pass, the frame itself is pretty good, nothing bad or remarkable. Those are mid level parts. I think you are better off with a frame much bigger for your 33 inseam.
But isn't a 21.5 inch frame considered extra large on a mountain bike?

Maybe I will pass. Won't have much time until late March anyway
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier
But isn't a 21.5 inch frame considered extra large on a mountain bike?

Maybe I will pass. Won't have much time until late March anyway
Are they 24" wheels? Something about that looks very small.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Are they 24" wheels? Something about that looks very small.
I agree. Unless the seller is REALLY tall
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I think you could find better for the price. In my opinion this bike has more potential as a commuter/grocery getter than actual mountain bike.
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I look at new bike purchases as how much fun I can have for that much money. I would ride it and see how it feels. If it's something I would enjoy riding it won't take long to have $100 worth of fun compared to anything else.

I would not however buy it for $100 and take it to a bike shop for a $200 tune up looking for a bargain bike. I buy cheap bikes because I can service them myself cheaply, and I have learned how to evaluate the condition of a bike before purchase.

If the bike fits it will handle a lot of trails. It would handle about anything I would want to ride at 56 years old. It would not be a good choice for the extreme type trails developed for modern mountain bikers who have no sense of mortality. It would be more suited to dirt roads in a national forest than actual purpose-built MTB trails.
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I don’t think that’s 21.5, looks more like 19” if I recall those are measured center bb to top of seat post binder. That does not look much taller than the 18” Rockhopper I have in the shed.
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