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Old 08-12-08, 12:31 AM   #1
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Feedback on beginner's bike - 2006 Devinci Massai

Ok, so its finally time for me to buy a bike (haven't ridden in over 10 years!) - mostly so I can take my son who is just learning to ride around paths in Vancouver BC. I might try out the occasional light trail, but nothing extreme at all - the biggest abuse its likely to get is running into a sidewalk curb , really.

I'd rather buy a used bike from a reputable dealer than a new one from some big box retailer. I've come across a used (excellent condition) 2006 Devinci Massai for $350 CAD and would like to know if anyone has any feedback on either the model or components. I know...sub $500 for a xc/mountain bike is nothing, but again all I'm looking for is something entry-level but reliable that I can enjoy around city/park/light trails. Obviously I would test it out first hand before buying, but any input would be greatly appreciated.

Manufacturer's website:

Frame__________SGX 61 cross-country frame
Color___________Rally Blue
Weight_________13.9 kg / 30.6 lb
Fork____________SR Suntour SF-XCT 75mm
Rear Shock______-
Headset________TH Industries No.11
Rear Derailleur___Sram SX 4.0
Front Derailleur__Sram 3.0
Crankset_______Truvativ X-flow 42/32/22T
Shifters________Sram SX 4.0 trigger
Cassette_______Sram PG-830, 11-32T
Chain__________KMC IG-31
Bottom Bracket__Truvativ Power Spline
Pedals_________VP 990S
Front Hub_______Formula
Rear Hub________Formula
Rims___________Alex ACE18
Tires___________Kenda K881 26x2.1" Front, K891 26*2.1 Rear
Brakes_________Promax TX-122, V-brake
Brake Levers____Promax alliage
Stem__________Globe Alloy
Handlebar_______Alloy riserbar 30mm
Grips / Tape_____Kraton
Saddle Devinci___double density
Seatpost_______Globe Alloy micro adjust 27.2mm
Seat collar______Devinci quick release

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-12-08, 11:21 AM   #2
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Nothing on there is high-end, but it does look good enough to be reliable. Sounds great for what you're wanting to use it for.
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