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    Banzai Mens Dual Susp Mountain 18 Speed Bike

    I was looking for a moderately priced mountain bike to use for regular bike rides to enhance my fitness. Nothing serious perhaps 8-10 miles now and again. Anyway i came across this bike on ebay with the following spec....


    "New 18 Speed Concept Banzai Dual Suspension Mountain Bike

    Model Type :Hiten Dual Suspension
    Frame Construction :Hi-Ten Steel frame with adjustable pre-load rear shock unit
    Forks :Zoom Suspension
    Frame: 19"
    Wheel Size :26"
    Gear System :Shimano 18 speed gears. Shimano front & rear derailleurs.
    Wheel Specification :Lightweight Black alloy rims with machined sidewalls. Quick relaease alloy front hub
    Brakes :Front Promax cable disc brake and rear alloy V type brake with alloy levers. Levers have reach adjust facility.
    Handlebar and Stem :Adjustable quill type stem with MTB riser bars.
    Additional : Chainguard & padded saddle.
    Frame Colour :Blue/Black
    Fork Colour :Black
    Cycle Condition :Brand New sealed in Box.
    These are professionally Built Bikes which are made to LAST!!"

    For £98 does this sound like a decent deal before i go an perhaps buy it? Anyone with any good advice?

    Regards Kevin

    4 Comments

    Its a steel full-suspension bike ie it will be extremely heavy.

    Basically on a par with the rubbishy £50-60 bikes you find posted on here, so its overpriced.

    If you will use it regular and actually want to enjoy getting fit look out for Aluminium framed bikes.
    No Steel and no full-suspension unless you want to pay £1000+

    yup it will be heavy as hell have a look at gum tree or loot for bikes like specialized,cllaude butler, raleigh,trek kona etc

    Original Poster

    FRAME: 6061 T6 Aluminium Hardtail Frame. Replaceable gear hanger.

    FORKS: Zoom 580 suspension with disc brake mount 75mm Travel

    GEARS: 21 speed indexed gears with Shimano EZ/Rapid Fire selection. Shimano Megarange rear derailleur. Shimano CD50 front mech. Shimano 7 speed freewheel. VP BC73E Sealed cartridge bottom bracket. Prowheel 111SA349P chainset with alloy crank arms. KMC 7 speed chain

    WHEELS: Crosser wheels with black deep section alloy rims with X-port X5 spoke system 8 x 3 lacing pattern. Front and rear Promax/JT alloy disc brake hubs. Front quick release

    BRAKES: Front Promax cable actuated disc brake. Rear Promax Alloy V-Brake. Front and rear wavey 160mm discs. Shimano alloy levers with reach adjust facility (Double Disc Pictured)

    HEADSET: VP A71 Oversized Threadless A-Head Set

    BOTTOM BRACKET: VP BC73E Bottom Bracket Cartridge

    CHAINSET: Prowheel 111SA349P Chainwheel

    PEDALS: VP Alloy Cage Platform Pedals

    TYRES: 26 x 2.10 Offroad Kenda Desert Tyres

    HANDLEBARS: Black MTB Lo-Rise Bars

    STEM: Zoom Alloy A-Head Type 4 Bolt Stem

    GRIPS: Herrmans Grips

    SADDLE: Bassano Nagara Saddle with Coyote Logo

    SEATPOST: Alloy Black Micro-Adjust Seatpost

    SEAT CLAMP: Alloy Quick Release

    WEIGHT: Approx 15Kgs

    ASSEMBLED: 98% See Below

    EXTRAS: Assembly Tools and Instructions Supplied

    COLOUR: Matt Black & Matt Red


    Ended up getting a bike off ebay with the above spec for £96.

    Not too bad actually for £96

    Aluminium frame and it should be easy to upgrade if you ever wish to.

    Far better than the originally posted model so you should love it :thumbsup:

    :-D
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