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Is this a good bike for an Athena?

Old 02-04-23, 05:00 AM
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Is this a good bike for an Athena?

I have a hardtail steel 90s mountain bike from Giant. I bought it used, and I'm beginning to see signs that it needs a pretty complete tune-up; more than I can give it with my knowledge and skills.

The thing is that a major tune-up will run me about 350.00. Insomnia-aided window shopping brought me to this bike: https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/tempt...ber=2101121224, which is about how much I have to spend on either a tune-up or on a new bike. I really do need a women's bike; I need that different frame structure.

Is it better to tune-up whatever needs fixing on my old bike since it's a steel frame and it's proven it can hold me or is it better to just buy a new bike?
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I'm not familiar with that brand but it gets decent reviews. I have sentimental attachments to my older bikes so I would opt for the overhaul of mine. However... Is there a dealer/bike shop near you that carries the Liv bikes? If so, a new bike would get you a warranty and probably a free adjustment or two plus the availability of future service. I would opt for the new one if you have a local dealer.
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Liv is Giant bikes, but for women.

If you have a local store that carries that bike I'd advise discussing it with them and test riding. Pay close attention to how that suspension fork feels as it's low end. ​Personally I'd option for a rigid fork bike at that price point.

Giving your old bike a tune up depends on what it is. Some models are worth it, while a lot are not.
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