Banzai Mens Dual Susp Mountain 18 Speed Bike

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Found 24th Jul 2007
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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