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Old 11-01-2009, 06:25 PM   #1321
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Anyone have any review on the Chris King BB?
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Old 16-01-2009, 03:47 PM   #1322
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I am a newbie to bike and want to buy a MTB budget <$1000 . Can anyone help ?
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Old 16-01-2009, 05:05 PM   #1323
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i'm newbie too, but i see a lot of people recommend GT Ava 1.0 for budget 1k.


anyone knows how much is Giant FCR bike?
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Old 17-01-2009, 12:09 AM   #1324
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best is go down to the bikeshop and ask if you got a big budget
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Old 17-01-2009, 01:08 AM   #1325
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i'm newbie too, but i see a lot of people recommend GT Ava 1.0 for budget 1k.


anyone knows how much is Giant FCR bike?
i saw many people recommend GT ava 2.0 v disc for the best bang for bucks but like quite common leh. got any other models ?
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Old 17-01-2009, 07:41 AM   #1326
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I am a newbie to bike and want to buy a MTB budget <$1000 . Can anyone help ?
$1k is an excellent budget For that price, you should probably aim for a hardtail (no rear suspension) bike with at least all or some of the following:

- Decent RockShox fork
- Avid mechanical disc brakes or maybe Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
- Some Shimano LX parts (derailleurs/shifters/crankset)
- 27 speed drivetrain
- Decent tyres by brands like Maxxis/Hutchinson/IRC or similiar types
- Quality aluminum/chromoly steel frame
- Some branded parts (as opposed to own brand) like the handlebar/stem/seatpost

i'm newbie too, but i see a lot of people recommend GT Ava 1.0 for budget 1k.


anyone knows how much is Giant FCR bike?
Road bike? Am not familiar with roadies yet..

But when buying a bike, bring someone experienced to go with you so that you won't kena smoked by the bike shop. Also try out a few bikes, ride them to see how they feel, how fast they react to direction changes, how "eager" the bikes seem to move when you step on the pedals and also the stopping power of the brakes.

Note: Bikes on the shop floor probably won't have their tyres properly inflated since air escapes from them over time, so have them pumped up before testing or before/after you've brought it back home.

For <$1k, you can look at MTB bike brands like Jamis, Giant, Haro etc, these generally give pretty good value for money and have good frames that will encourage parts upgrades.

Hope this helps!
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Old 17-01-2009, 02:49 PM   #1327
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$1k is an excellent budget For that price, you should probably aim for a hardtail (no rear suspension) bike with at least all or some of the following:

- Decent RockShox fork
- Avid mechanical disc brakes or maybe Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
- Some Shimano LX parts (derailleurs/shifters/crankset)
- 27 speed drivetrain
- Decent tyres by brands like Maxxis/Hutchinson/IRC or similiar types
- Quality aluminum/chromoly steel frame
- Some branded parts (as opposed to own brand) like the handlebar/stem/seatpost



Road bike? Am not familiar with roadies yet..

But when buying a bike, bring someone experienced to go with you so that you won't kena smoked by the bike shop. Also try out a few bikes, ride them to see how they feel, how fast they react to direction changes, how "eager" the bikes seem to move when you step on the pedals and also the stopping power of the brakes.

Note: Bikes on the shop floor probably won't have their tyres properly inflated since air escapes from them over time, so have them pumped up before testing or before/after you've brought it back home.

For <$1k, you can look at MTB bike brands like Jamis, Giant, Haro etc, these generally give pretty good value for money and have good frames that will encourage parts upgrades.

Hope this helps!
Jamis Durango 2 or GT Ava 2.0 more worth it or maybe Ava 1.0 ?
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Old 17-01-2009, 11:44 PM   #1328
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Road bike? Am not familiar with roadies yet..
it's a hybrid bike.
tay's cycle quote me 1.2k.
looks like it will be my next bike.
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Old 18-01-2009, 01:17 PM   #1329
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any rims as hardy as mavic 717 but cheaper then 717?

i ~60kg nia... 717 like overkill? i do some hucking and jumping ard at times.. play play nia... mostly touring ard sg.. looking to combo the rims with XT disc hubs and dt comp spokes.. reco?
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Old 18-01-2009, 03:48 PM   #1330
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any rims as hardy as mavic 717 but cheaper then 717?

i ~60kg nia... 717 like overkill? i do some hucking and jumping ard at times.. play play nia... mostly touring ard sg.. looking to combo the rims with XT disc hubs and dt comp spokes.. reco?
317 loh...........
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Old 18-01-2009, 04:36 PM   #1331
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317 loh...........
317 is predecessor of 717?
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Old 20-01-2009, 12:38 AM   #1332
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hi!

i just bought a Giant Iguana Disc today from Tay Cycle....

very excited to start cycling! changed the pedals to clipless too.

hmm. but one question, i spend quite a lot on this bike....

but how to keep it safe? do i nid to buy like 2 U-locks when I go out?

sigh. i really dun wanna lose this bike... looking forward to joining you guys in cycling trips too!

also. any recommendation to any good and cheap locks ?

last but not least, i also nid ot look for tail lights.... hehe. any recommendations as well?

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Old 20-01-2009, 07:42 AM   #1333
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best security is to never let yr bike out of your sight.
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Old 20-01-2009, 05:10 PM   #1334
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Hi all,

I'm pretty new to to cycling and I used to have a old MTB but it's no longer usable. I'm currently trying to source around for a new MTB which probably cost $500 or less for weekends cycling and maybe some night cycling as well.

Any recommendation for the above budget? Also are there any good bike shops in the west preferably?

Thanks, all advices are welcome.
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Old 21-01-2009, 03:21 PM   #1335
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I'm not sure about the west, but I heard east got a few, Tay and L&T. AMK also got one C2C quite good. Me noob so not much 1st hand experience with them.

Anyone know where to get the brand "Black Market" frame? heard it is very good street frame.
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