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Offline chrisyen

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Mountain bike
« on: September 08, 2012, 05:19:10 PM »
Looking for a gd mountain bike to cycle around my house

Budget rm1k

Any recommendation? Brand n model? Shop?

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 05:42:28 PM »
avoid raleigh / find a used merida

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 07:51:05 PM »
if you are never intending to go offroad, a converted road [email protected] bike is more faster, comfortable and lighter.

get a used road bike made with good steel and convert the handlebars to risers. you'll get a great solid comfortable bike that might just turn you to a roadie.

« Last Edit: September 08, 2012, 08:07:30 PM by terrenceterrence »
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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 08:41:21 PM »
Raleigh no gd? Bought my wife a mini 2 mths ago... Not bad quality woh...

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 09:03:12 PM »
most consumer run of the mill bikes now are direct OEM bikes ordered from a catalogue off the factories in China, Indo or Taiwan. just slap on your own stickers and call it your own.

you can get some real bargain if you know what you are looking for and might even find some gems like old lugged road frames with reynolds or columbus steel.
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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 11:59:30 AM »
most consumer run of the mill bikes now are direct OEM bikes ordered from a catalogue off the factories in China, Indo or Taiwan. just slap on your own stickers and call it your own.

you can get some real bargain if you know what you are looking for and might even find some gems like old lugged road frames with reynolds or columbus steel.

Haiya... If I'm expert then I won't ask here...
As some1 dunno bike thats y I expect some1 tell me which brand hv better qc checking when they order from china...
Which particular model for my budget...

Jus like ppl dunno watch ask me, I tell him buy seiko or Rolex... Instead of buy something may end up in Swiss service centre... For mths due to problem...

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 04:51:02 PM »
A member above asked you to avoid but yet you go ahead and bought it anyways?

I remember as a kid i had a Singer bike. I tot it was a sewing machine brand LOL.

But it got stolen as i went in to coffee shop to buy chicken rice.

Good memories of that bike.

Flew off it once landing on my jaw!
Til today when i open my mouth wide open there is a crack sound haih.

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 04:58:05 PM »
Chris, get one with aluminium frame to save weight, front and rear shocks for comfort, front and rear disc brake for instant stop. there is a shop call "sew leong" (tel - 3372 6539) along the main road to port klang (left side) after the klang traffic police and before la salle school. good selection and fair price.

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 08:47:26 PM »
Do not get any suspension system if you are not intending to go off road. Rear suspensions are the worse.

Also cheap suspension systems are crap and you might feel like you are riding a pogo stick. Constantly bouncing up and down as u pedal. Waste energy and uncomfortable. Just like driving a soft 4x4 and accelerating on the expressway.

Aluminum frames are only good for smooth bump free roads cause its quite a harsh ride. On the flip side, it's he cheapest and lightest consumer bikes.

If you are serious in a MTB then a used Rockhopper or Stumpjumper is quite decent. Atleast that was a entry level good bikes 10 years ago. Left the MTB scene too long

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 09:55:49 PM »
Thnx... Heard a gd shop at dengkil as well

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 12:05:20 AM »
Actually cable actuated disc brakes are not any better than conventional vee brakes. A normal V brakes would suffice. Less hassle, easier maintenance and cheaper. Stopping power is the same.

Hard emergency braking is dangerous, just like driving. Situational awareness of your surroundings is better.

For a recreational ride, get a good frame with decent components. Upgrade or sell later down the road if you are serious.

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 11:02:04 AM »
terrenceterrence is correct that the soft suspension can ruin your ride. the good ones you can adjust to stiffen the rebound. if you like disc brakes, get those that uses hydraulic fluid instead of cables. not sure if they have ABS.

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 11:29:56 AM »
So a gd frame with hydraulic brake gd gear
With only front suspension...

What will be the budget ? Rm1k enuf?

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 11:45:14 AM »
ABS on a mountain bike?


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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 01:42:16 PM »
No lar hydraulic disc brakes only on fast and heavy downhill bikes. Even that the brakes are quite useless... Cause hard braking would make u fly. Brakes are always to slow u down for you t execute ur next judgement/move
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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012, 01:43:50 PM »
So a gd frame with hydraulic brake gd gear
With only front suspension...

What will be the budget ? Rm1k enuf?

In that case, just get a normal Polygon bike. Made in Indo if not mistaken. OEM bikes
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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2012, 02:29:44 PM »
I still remember when i flew off my bike when i was young.
Landed jaw down !
Then the bike landed ON me!

Didnt break of dislocate it though. Only when i push my bike home can see a trail of blood coming from my knees LOL.

But til today when i open my jaw wide open there is a "cracking" sound.

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2013, 11:20:42 PM »
I have a fren dealing in MTB in kuantan. They seem to be more active there compare to other part in Msia i guess?

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2013, 03:03:03 PM »
So a gd frame with hydraulic brake gd gear
With only front suspension...

What will be the budget ? Rm1k enuf?

In that case, just get a normal Polygon bike. Made in Indo if not mistaken. OEM bikes

buy this lar, dont chain it also no one take, very safe


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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2013, 04:22:43 PM »
wow, the seat very high  :o

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Re: Mountain bike
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2013, 11:05:23 PM »
So a gd frame with hydraulic brake gd gear
With only front suspension...

What will be the budget ? Rm1k enuf?

In that case, just get a normal Polygon bike. Made in Indo if not mistaken. OEM bikes

buy this lar, dont chain it also no one take, very safe



Don't be too sure about that.. there's quite a few vintage collectors on this forum..

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Mountain bike
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2017, 04:04:07 AM »
DARLENE

Well  that is  a good picture

that must be you coming down the mountain  since you have poles  right

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