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Opinions Please!!!!BICYCLE HELP

Postby croat4ever » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:50 pm

hey all
im new here, how you going?
i am lookign at getting a bike what do oyu guys htink of the apollo ascension....?If you have or know osmeone who has one what do othey think about it?Also the type of parts on it are they good?

Please go to google and type "apollo ascension riders cyclery" and pick first result and find apollo ascension becasue i am not allowed to link because i am a new member.....
I am a recreational rider and may go on the odd dirt road...


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by BNA » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:59 am

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Postby HyperHorse » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:59 am

Hmm.. That website doesnt have any pictures.
I dont know much Apollo bikes...
But anyway, where in Australia are you?
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Postby croat4ever » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:01 am

yeh itdoes have pictures on the site of the bike,did oyu find the site with the specs of it?you have to select the bike oyu want....?
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:01 am

Try here and scroll down ... the wonders of Google :wink:

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Postby HyperHorse » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:03 am

Oh and i forgot to say.....
WELCOME TO THE NUTHOUSE!!!!!!!!!
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Postby europa » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:06 am

G'day Croat,

Welcome to the nuthouse and being a dirt rider, you'll fit right in :D

My son recently bought the Evolution, which I'm pretty sure is the next level up from the Ascention - similar or same frame with slightly better bits. It's a well made, well set up bike with good quality components. It works very well and he loves it (apart from the noise the nobblies make on the road). It's entry level mtb - a serious mud bunny could probably start to break things, but it'll do him and would do me to be honest - I'm not brave enough to get into true bike breaking territory.

I think the advice would be - if you're planning to be serious about mountain biking and can afford a higher level bike, get the better bike. If you're just out there enjoying the bush and banging around in places that would make your roadie shudder, it's a good bike at a good price. As always, buy the best you can, but this isn't cheap rubbish either.

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Postby croat4ever » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:07 am

yeh but thats the 2006 version of the bike just google rider cyclery and then go to mountain bikes and then go to $500-$1000 and click on apollo ascension 07'
cheers
p.s. i cant type the site just yet as i am a new member :P
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Postby mattyb » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:22 pm

My brother has the 2007 Ascent which is a nice bike. I think that drive system you may find a little lacking if you are hitting dirt trails.

Where abouts are you?
I am considering selling my Apollo Enduro if you are interested. Much better specs SRAM X7, rockshox ...
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Postby croat4ever » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:32 pm

yeh i am aroudn the caulfield area is that the 08' version of the enduro and how much you willing to sell for??
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Postby croat4ever » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:35 pm

Well guys i just bought the Apollo Ascension 07' it is one of the best bikes and value for money...i was tlaking to a guy and he was sayign it is better then the boulder discs and the same if not better then the giant rincon 08',what you guys reckon??
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:56 pm

Goodonya Croat, welcome to the world of dirt :D

My first MTB was a 96 Apollo, full rigid CroMo and very basic compared to what you get for todays cash, but she was beautiful, 'til she got pinched :evil: Still burns.

Can't really comment on current Giant MTBs, my Princess is an 04 Rainier with major mods and she's still a bundle of sweet riding joy. :D :D

Get out there and get sweaty mate, you deserve it.

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Postby mattyb » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:16 pm

Would have sold for $750 - $800.

Congrats. Have fun with the new bike. Apollo make some nice units.
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