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tkalogtkalog Posts: 8
edited May 2014 in MTB buying advice
Hello,
i am interested in buying this bike: http://www.nakamura.fr/F-1001-velo/P-10 ... -fit-homme

Do you have any ideas if its worth buying or do you have any personal experience with this bike?

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  • Long_Time_LurkerLong_Time_Lurker Posts: 1,068
    I'll admit I've never heard of them. I am assuming from the website that they are Intersport's home brand of bike (like Decathlon's Rockrider range).
    I'm also assuming that you are based in France? (in which case I doubt there are many that will have experience of them).

    What do you want the bike to do?
    If you want something that looks like a mountain bike but just want it to ride to the shop and back, it will do the job.
    If you want something to take down the local trails, I would avoid it.
    2007 Felt Q720 (the ratbike)
    2012 Cube Ltd SL (the hardtail XC 26er)
    2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 329 (the full-sus 29er)
  • tkalogtkalog Posts: 8
    Yes currently i am in France.
    I don't want to do an extreme use.
    I just want a stable bike which is comfortable when cycling on the road (long and short distnaces) and sometimes on a road with small stones (not in a mountain but just road without asphalt).
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    This^^^^^^^^

    Can't read the specs but looks nasty - rubbish fork, quill stem and very heavy. BSO.
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  • snowstersnowster Posts: 482
    As cooldad says really probably best to save your money
  • tkalogtkalog Posts: 8
    not the best translation:

    YEAR 2013
    Steel FRAMEWORK 26 "(sizes XS, S, M) and 28" (L, XL)
    SHOCK -
    FORK 26 "and 28" suspension spring steel (50mm déb.)
    TIRES AV / AR 42-622 or 44-559
    FREE WHEEL Shimano 7v (14-28) threaded
    DER ARR / AV down pull - Ø31, 8mmTY21 direct fixation
    SPEED SELECTOR rotating handles SHIMANO Revoshift 3x7
    CRANK cranks 170mm steel, trays 42/34/24
    PEDALS Resin 9/16''
    BOTTOM BRACKET THUN Axe Square sealed bearings cups resin 119x68mm
    Threaded headset 1'' 1/8
    HANGER ht.50mm steel Dia. 25.4 15 ° bending lg.630
    STEM steel plunger 180mm 25.4mm (Business) + 25 °
    SADDLE man
    BRAKES Steel V-brake
    LIGHTING removable kit
  • snowstersnowster Posts: 482
    Not for me what sort are bike are you after?
  • tkalogtkalog Posts: 8
    I am loooking for a hybrid one.
  • Long_Time_LurkerLong_Time_Lurker Posts: 1,068
    What is your budget and what shops are around you?
    The bike that you were looking at was very cheap - at that price the spec is going to be very poor and the bike will be very heavy.
    You may end up buying something that you don't enjoy riding - it will be a waste of money if you don't enjoy the ride. It will endup in a shed rusting away.
    2007 Felt Q720 (the ratbike)
    2012 Cube Ltd SL (the hardtail XC 26er)
    2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 329 (the full-sus 29er)
  • tkalogtkalog Posts: 8
    My budget is up to 200 euros.
    I have an intersport and a gosport (http://www.go-sport.com/) close.
    I consider the option to order a bike online from sportsdirect but i read that some of the bike equipment is not set up and i have to do it on my own.
  • Long_Time_LurkerLong_Time_Lurker Posts: 1,068
    tkalog wrote:
    ...but i read that some of the bike equipment is not set up and i have to do it on my own.
    In most cases that will only mean attaching the pedals and moving the handle bars around the right way. It's not difficult and there are plenty of youtube videos to assist.

    To be honest, none of these bikes are from reputable/well-known brands. The parts are cheap and heavy.
    For 200 euros, you may be better off looking for a 2nd hand bike.
    2007 Felt Q720 (the ratbike)
    2012 Cube Ltd SL (the hardtail XC 26er)
    2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 329 (the full-sus 29er)
  • tkalogtkalog Posts: 8
    So even from sportdirect doesn't worth buying a bike around 200 euros?
    Do you have any suggestions around that price for a hybrid bike?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Do you have a Decathlon near?
  • tkalogtkalog Posts: 8
    I could find one.
    What do you suggest?
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    One of the MTBs to suit your budget with the right tyre for use.
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