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Topic: Need recommendation for Bike (Hybrid or MTB)

Posted on: 27th Nov 2015 8:48 AM    Quote and Reply

Hi, I am to get either MTB or Hybrid for leisure cycling. I am new to bike thus need recommendation from experts here. Budget would be less than $350 as i am new so dun wanna invest so much into it first. I am 173 tall and weigh 110kg.
Am looking at 2015 Polygon Heist 2.0

D
o advise if experts here have any other recommendation?
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Posted on: 27th Nov 2015 11:40 AM    Quote and Reply


I used to ride Polygon Heist 3. Overall I can say it is a decent bike and serve its purpose well. However, 1 thing you probably want to think about, will you be riding on smooth surface all/most of the time? If the answer is yes, probably better for you to get Helios F1 for $100 more. From personal experience, i ride on the streets and pcn all the time, heist did not satisfy my need. It is slow to accelerate and heavy. Basically this hybrid is not best of both world (road and off road), more like neither here nor there kind of bike. It lasted less than 3months before I sell it away. You can probably think of either getting MTB or road, I wouldnt recommend hybrid having ridden one.

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Posted on: 27th Nov 2015 12:05 PM    Quote and Reply


Thanks.. For MTB what do you recommend?

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Posted on: 27th Nov 2015 12:23 PM    Quote and Reply


polygon xtrada for your budget +$150 more. decent good parts. But of course theres a lot of 2nd MTB bikes in the market place here that may fit your budgets

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Posted on: 27th Nov 2015 2:15 PM    Quote and Reply


Saw at Big Box there is a brand called Cronus. Any review for the bike? I think the model is Cronus Rapid 26" 

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Posted on: 27th Nov 2015 2:15 PM    Quote and Reply


Yes, polygon will be a good start.

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Posted on: 27th Nov 2015 4:03 PM    Quote and Reply


i saw bike with mechnical disc brake and those traditional brake. Which will be better and easier in terms of maintenance.

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Posted on: 28th Nov 2015 10:35 AM    Quote and Reply


Easier to maintain I would go with traditional brakes.

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Posted on: 29th Nov 2015 3:05 PM    Quote and Reply


Mechanical disc brakes like bb7's are pretty easy to maintain, change out the stock resin pads for something like Kool Stop semi metallics and all it needs is the occasional cleaning of the rotor with isopropyl alcohol or just soapy water and occasional turn of pad adjuster by hand. The canti's on my CX bike are more fiddly  and time consuming to Keep adjusted than the bb7s on my hard tail.

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