Chinese Mountain Bikes

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Chinese Mountain Bikes

Postby mattwilkinson » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:07 pm

Hey guys,

Just seen a few bikes on websites like aliexpress and wondering. Are the components real?

I'm not interested in this but this is just an example
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Yeti-Big ... 40813.html



Would this really have a genuine fox fork and have genuing components?

Thanks
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Re: Chinese Mountain Bikes

Postby mitzikatzi » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:29 pm

Is the Deal too good to be true?
What do you think?

http://www "dot" aliexpress "dot" com/item/Yeti-Big-Top-Large-Aluminum-Carbon-29er-29-Hardtail-Mountain-BIke-Fox-F29-2012/661415995.html
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Re: Chinese Mountain Bikes

Postby zero » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:35 pm

Bikes on aliexpress are either really terrible, or don't exist - just lifts of pictures and descriptions from ebay listings, and occasionally from actual vendor websites.

Plenty of more reliable chinese vendors on ebay, but i'd steer clear of full bikes. Some of the CF frames are apparently quite usable.
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Re: Chinese Mountain Bikes

Postby JustJames » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:28 am

That particular bike is made of "aluminum carbon"!

It's not every day you find a bike made of that exotic material.

I'd skip that bike and go for the "Colnago Ferrari" TANDEM MTB, which weighs 12kg.
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