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Old 01-08-20, 02:40 PM
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Ive been wanting to hit some trails and jumps. Any recommendations mountain bike or trail bike. I need something that can take a beating and is reasonably priced. Everything helps.
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Old 01-08-20, 03:10 PM
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https://www.competitivecyclist.com/santa-cruz-bicycles-bronson-carbon-cc-27.5-xx1-eagle-reserve-mountain-bike?skid=SNZ00IZ-PRIGRE-L&CMP_SKU=SNZ00IZ&MER=0406&CSPID=0914&mr:trackingCode=EE9A532E-BF8E-E811-80F9-0050569428E8&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=plaonline&mr:ad=264767026508&mr:keyword=&mr:matc h=&mr:tid=pla-300260488485&mrloc=9017777&mr:iloc=&mr:store=&mr:filter=300260488485&CMP_ID=PLA_GOc014&CSPID=0914& utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&k_clickid=_k_CjwKCAiAmNbwBRBOEiwAqcwwpX23kTJVm5u0ssx3HnmkzcnAmHNO-JowA6UNHP-YHIqzPYT_Ep-DPRoC-lIQAvD_BwE_k_&gclid=CjwKCAiAmNbwBRBOEiwAqcwwpX23kTJVm5u0ssx3HnmkzcnAmHNO-JowA6UNHP-YHIqzPYT_Ep-DPRoC-lIQAvD_BwE

SC Bronson. Its reasonably priced, compared to more expensive bikes. Glad tp already know this was helpful.
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Old 01-08-20, 03:17 PM
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thats one of them bicycles you can’t get dirt on or scratches on

(get a 1500$ hard tail mountain bike (any brand will do) go out and have fun with it and enjoy yourself (get some scratches and dirt on it)
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Old 01-08-20, 04:38 PM
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Be forewarned, a bicycle is built in such a way as to not take kindly to beatings. Spend 3 grand, 1500, or 500, they will react the same to beatings, and your wallet will empty itself rather quickly. Bicycles are not motocross bikes.
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Old 01-08-20, 05:29 PM
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I'm sure it's a sweet ride, but Primer Grey for $9500? That's for rebuilt garbage picked rat rod bikes.
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Old 01-09-20, 05:42 AM
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I'm sure it's a sweet ride, but Primer Grey for $9500? That's for rebuilt garbage picked rat rod bikes.
you are not allowed to have bright colors in your life anymore (it’s 2020 now)
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Old 01-09-20, 06:54 AM
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This Hyper from Walmart looks sweet and is less than $500:

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Old 01-09-20, 08:03 AM
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Seriously? 27.5 is dead. Mechanical shifting is for peasants. And you think that was helpful?

Everything you ever dreamed of!
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Old 01-09-20, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Hyper from Walmart looks sweet and is less than $500:
It looks good from far, but far from good.

Some specific problems:
The forks are absolute crap. You can make some assumptions based on the appearance of the weld on the brake bridge and where the dropouts are welded to the lower legs.
I believe it comes with a freewheel on the rear wheel instead of the modern standard of a cassette, and this will lead to a bent or broken axle after approx. one jump.
The crankset has the chainrings pressed on to the right arm, and this is a known point of failure and weakness on less expensive bikes.

I think the point of that bike is to market it as a 'carbon fiber bike' to people who don't know that the frame material is not the most important consideration. In the early/mid '90s there were many aluminum framed box store bikes marketed the same way and they were also generally terrible.
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Old 01-09-20, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
It looks good from far, but far from good.

Some specific problems:
The forks are absolute crap. You can make some assumptions based on the appearance of the weld on the brake bridge and where the dropouts are welded to the lower legs.
I believe it comes with a freewheel on the rear wheel instead of the modern standard of a cassette, and this will lead to a bent or broken axle after approx. one jump.
The crankset has the chainrings pressed on to the right arm, and this is a known point of failure and weakness on less expensive bikes.

I think the point of that bike is to market it as a 'carbon fiber bike' to people who don't know that the frame material is not the most important consideration. In the early/mid '90s there were many aluminum framed box store bikes marketed the same way and they were also generally terrible.
You just like to be hatin' on big box bikes. We've already got a thread for that.
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Old 01-09-20, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You just like to be hatin' on big box bikes. We've already got a thread for that.
I've got no problem with inexpensive bikes. What I don't like are bikes that are designed to look like or have the same features as a higher quality bike, but are such low quality will quickly break or fail if used as the higher quality bike was intended. The Hyper Carbon X is exactly this situation - to an uninformed person, the Hyper is very similar to the Santa Cruz linked further up the thread - carbon frame, front suspension, disc brakes - but when the rubber meets the trail, the two could hardly be more different.
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Old 01-09-20, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
It looks good from far, but far from good.

Some specific problems:
The forks are absolute crap. You can make some assumptions based on the appearance of the weld on the brake bridge and where the dropouts are welded to the lower legs.
I believe it comes with a freewheel on the rear wheel instead of the modern standard of a cassette, and this will lead to a bent or broken axle after approx. one jump.
The crankset has the chainrings pressed on to the right arm, and this is a known point of failure and weakness on less expensive bikes.

I think the point of that bike is to market it as a 'carbon fiber bike' to people who don't know that the frame material is not the most important consideration. In the early/mid '90s there were many aluminum framed box store bikes marketed the same way and they were also generally terrible.
When an earnest response is given to a joke...
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Old 01-10-20, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
When an earnest response is given to a joke...
I suspected it might have been a joke, but the claim was too egregious to let it slide.
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Old 01-10-20, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
I suspected it might have been a joke, but the claim was too egregious to let it slide.
The claim is not egregious if it's not serious.

Lighten up, Frances.
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