Is this a good deal?

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Is this a good deal?

Postby Riffbear » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:40 pm

Hi all this is my first post.
Im after a bike for park trails and road riding..
Might do a little mountain riding. But def nothing too full on.

Im 5"10 108 kg
Just wondering if this would be suitable?

Im happy to spend up to $800
But it states that this is usually $899
http://www.bikes.com.au/p/1019663/2010- ... o-mbc.html

Thanks.

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby thejester » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:39 pm

I bought a shogun trailbreaker3 for pretty much what you're talking about. Good value.

Look at mavern star xcs 3.0 is good value too.
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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby rkelsen » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:43 pm

Riffbear wrote:http://www.bikes.com.au/p/1019663/2010-shogun-metro-mbc.html

I think that's a pretty good deal for something to get you started. You'll probably wanna change to a different bike soon enough. This one is a good starting point.

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby Riffbear » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:01 pm

thejester wrote:I bought a shogun trailbreaker3 for pretty much what you're talking about. Good value.

Look at mavern star xcs 3.0 is good value too.

Thanks guys.

Is the Malvern Star 3.0 much better for value?

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby thejester » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:25 pm

very similar value, bit more expensive, better brakes and longer fork travel.

i figured I could get the brakes later as an upgrade. And 80mm travel in forks was ample for my riding needs.
I got a very good price on the trailbreaker, so i went for it.
the xcs3.0 was the leader in the race to that point.
the trailbreaker 3 seemed to sit between the two xcs2.0 and xcs 3.0
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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby utopia » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:32 pm

Shogun MBC looks like good value at the discount price of $599, should leave a bit to spend on extras like helmet, locks, pump, water bottles etc.

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby Riffbear » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:50 pm

thejester wrote:very similar value, bit more expensive, better brakes and longer fork travel.

i figured I could get the brakes later as an upgrade. And 80mm travel in forks was ample for my riding needs.
I got a very good price on the trailbreaker, so i went for it.
the xcs3.0 was the leader in the race to that point.
the trailbreaker 3 seemed to sit between the two xcs2.0 and xcs 3.0


Trail breaker 3 $649.. Is this a better bike?

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby thejester » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:00 am

I'm not sure of the exact specs of the metro, it is built for MBC. I would guess it is more road oriented, but very similar specs to the trailbreaker3.
Trailbreaker has semi slick mtb tyres.
Best for you to go into MBC and physically compare. talk to the sales people work out what would be better for what you want.
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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby Riffbear » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:03 pm

I bought myself a crx 2 flat bar road bike.
I tried a few hybrids and did not like the weight.. (my cousin told me i needed a hybrid)

I got this http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bikes/sh ... -crx-two-w

For $799.

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby thejester » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:52 pm

very good bike at a very good price.

My crx4 is almost a 2 with the all the upgrades I have made.
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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby Riffbear » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:09 pm

Thanks!

What does size frame 50 mean?

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby The_Fat_Controller » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:05 pm

I've had a TB3 for 4/5 years now and god knows I've riden the wheels off it, I've put my daughter on the back, tagalongs and panto bags and everything its a good entry level bike.

I wouldn't do it if I was a hardcore rider but its a good entry level and its not to expensive so when you reach the upgrade stage like I have its not to much of an outlay and you've still got a spare bike that you can still ride.

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby Riffbear » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:51 am

Riffbear wrote:Thanks!

What does size frame 50 mean?

Anyone?

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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:28 am

Riffbear wrote:
Riffbear wrote:Thanks!

What does size frame 50 mean?

Anyone?

I'd guess that it would be the frame size. If you are 5"10 that may be a tad small for you.
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Re: Is this a good deal?

Postby othy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:51 am

Baalzamon wrote:
Riffbear wrote:
Riffbear wrote:Thanks!

What does size frame 50 mean?

Anyone?

I'd guess that it would be the frame size. If you are 5"10 that may be a tad small for you.


Click on Geometry on this page -

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-AU/bik ... 200/31899/

Giant sizings are a little strange. 50 would be the Medium which is a 56.5 effective TT.

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