Coyote bikes?

diamondbacker Posts: 224
edited November 2010 in Road buying advice
Just wondered if anyone knew much about them? I've never heard of them.

I've seen a bike that I think is ok (not sure though) as a cheap starter road bike. It's the Big Sur (daft name I know) and it's spec is:

Frame: Lightweight alloy tubing, road geometry, mudguard clearance.
Fork: 700C Hi-tensile fork, with mudguard clearance.
Cranks: Prowheel Alloy Double chainset
Bottom Bracket: cartridge
Gears: Shimano RD-2200 16 speed
Pedals: Toe clips and straps
Shifter: Shimano STI dual control levers
Wheels: Viking 700C double wall 36 hole alloy rims with CNC sides, alloy quick release front hub and black spokes.
Tyres: 700C all black road
Brakes: Alloy side pull with Shimano alloy levers
Handlebar: Promax road
Grips: Black cork tape
Stem: Alloy ahead
Saddle: Coyote road saddle
Seatpost: micro adjust alloy

It's advertised here at ... _Bike_2010

but I've seen it at just over 200 elsewhere.

Is it worth a punt at that?


  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    They have been around for a few years - generic Taiwanese frame with low-spec kit. TBH for the money, you'll probably get better value getting an older, secondhand bike - it'll probably be more reliable and won't need upgrades
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..