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Old 01-02-18, 10:05 AM
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Can you critique these spec's?

Here is a list of spec's.
Can you tell me from these if the bike is a good one or not?
If there is one weaker component is it a biggy to one day replace it?

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LIFETIME WARRANTY ON THE FRAME

FRAMEALUMIMIUM 6061 T6

FORKALUMIMIUM 6061 T6

HEADSETSEMI-INTEGRATED SHIS: ZS44/28.6|ZS44/30

FRONT RIMSALLOY 36H 80MM

REAR RIMSALLOY 36H 80MM

FRONT HUB ALLOY 150MM

REAR HUB ALLOY 190MM

SPOKESTAINLESS 13G

FRONT TIRE VEE TIRE MISSION 26X4,0

REAR TIRE VEE TIRE MISSION 26X4,0

FRONT BRAKETEKTRO MD-300

REAR BRAKETEKTRO MD-300

FRONT DISC STAINLESS 180MM

REAR DISCSTAINLESS 160MM

CRANK SETSSAMOX 28T

CASSETTESHIMANO 9S 12-36

TCHAINSHIMANO 9S

REAR DERAILLEUR:SHIMANO ALIVIO

9 SPEEDREAR SHIFTER SHIMANO ALTUS 9 SPD

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Looks like a 9 speed shimano drivetrain, that's good. The Tektro brakes and Samox crankset leave something to be desired. I paid $500 for a bikes direct fatbike with Lasco cranks, Tektro brakes and an 8 speed drivetrain.
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Originally Posted by buffalo4life
Looks like a 9 speed shimano drivetrain, that's good. The Tektro brakes and Samox crankset leave something to be desired. I paid $500 for a bikes direct fatbike with Lasco cranks, Tektro brakes and an 8 speed drivetrain.
I am in Canada.
The exchange rate and shipping kill any savings.
The bike I am looking at is headquartered and designed in my city.

Would those Tektro disk brakes be as good as entry level V brakes?
I know nothing about Samox cranksets or any others actually.
What is wrong with them?
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I guess it depends how much you're spending. It seems like a $800 (cdn) bike. Am I close?
The brakes are better than v brakes, but not as effective as hydraulic.
The 12-36 with a 28t chain ring might be a little high, I prefer a 24t
If you're using it for hopping about, I believe it's more than enough bike.
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Doesn't sound awful, but what is the price? Do you have a make/model?
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Originally Posted by MarcusT
I guess it depends how much you're spending. It seems like a $800 (cdn) bike. Am I close?
The brakes are better than v brakes, but not as effective as hydraulic.
The 12-36 with a 28t chain ring might be a little high, I prefer a 24t
If you're using it for hopping about, I believe it's more than enough bike.
Yep $799.00 Canadian.
Even though I am heavy I believe that the brakes won't be overtaxed.
So as long as they are better than I have right now they are good to go.

When you say 28t chain ring may be a bit high,
are you saying it will be easier to pedal but a bit slow?
Ever since I crawled off my Norton 850 Commando slow suits me just fine.
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
Yep $799.00 Canadian.
Looks like it is right around the equivalent of what you'd get for low-mid 600s US in America, which would be the going exchange rate. Seems to stack up pretty similar to the entry level Framed and Motobecane offerings in that range.
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Thanks for that unbiased apraisal.
You get a pretty nice frame bag thrown in and I could use one.
It snazzes up the bike as well.

I am probably not going the fat bike route but if I do it will be that bike.
Thanks to you I gave a clear idea that what I want is at least a viable choice.
Moose bikes is also based in my hometown and that should work in my favor.
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
Moose bikes is also based in my hometown and that should work in my favor.
Ah Moose, I looked at them when I was looking for my fat bike, either they or Borealis were running a special before Christmas where they'd ship it to the US for free and pay duties. I wouldn't hesitate buying one, they seem to be the Framed equivalent in Canada.
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I'd think the gearing may be too high for off-road in sand, snow etc. At that price point a 2x8 may be better, or a 1x11 (not at this price). This may be the part you want to upgrade soon.

no information if headtube is tapered (=stronger and you can get more forks if needed).
also is QR int he rear, which is less tructural than 197mm thru-axle. but at this price point you won't find 197mm.
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
Yep $799.00 Canadian.
Even though I am heavy I believe that the brakes won't be overtaxed.
So as long as they are better than I have right now they are good to go.

When you say 28t chain ring may be a bit high,
are you saying it will be easier to pedal but a bit slow?
Ever since I crawled off my Norton 850 Commando slow suits me just fine.
Apologies. I meant to say that at the 28t with 36t might not be low enough a gear for "fat biking". Again, depending what your intentions are. I use mine in deep water, sand and soft gravel and many times I am in the lowest gear. Also uphill on a fat bike is like pushing a wheelbarrow full of bricks
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