29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

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29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

Postby WheezerTheGeezer » Tue May 19, 2015 11:24 am

19May2015
Any members have this and can comment?

Walmart has this on sale for just under $100:

29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

http://www.walmart.com/ip/29-Roadmaster ... e/42248070

Steel mountain style frame with front suspension fork
18-speed twist shifters and Shimano rear derailleur
Athletic riding position
3-piece crank offers wide gear range
Trim seat for comfort and efficiency
Suitable for riders 5'4" and above

Specifications
Speeds: 21-Speed
Bike Type: Mountain Bikes
Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Primary Color: Blue
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: R5718WM
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 43.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 71.0 x 28.0 x 43.0
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 553480153
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Re: 29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

Postby Renaldow » Tue May 19, 2015 11:30 am

I don't have that bike, but I almost bought this for a friend over the weekend. I ended up getting a cruiser for him, but this looked interesting.
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Re: 29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

Postby 6sharky9 » Tue May 19, 2015 5:44 pm

To get you going its a a very low cost start but if you want something to stay with you for a long time and capable of better upgrades then you may decide on another model at some point...It doesnt have the larger more stronger 1-1/8 stem..its V Brakes and components are the bottom of the line at that price range....I would recommend saving another week or 2 weeks or however long you need to get something in the $200 dollar price range...The upgrades on a higher cost model alone are less than what it would cost to upgrade the Roadmaster...Perhaps a Mongoose Stat or schwinn Ascention would be a better start...Just my .02 cents
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Re: 29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

Postby Falkon45 » Tue May 19, 2015 11:22 pm

Yeah, I would put that bike a the bottom of my list. It's a 3x6 (18 speed) which is very limit ing, Unless you have no plans on hitting trails. The fork is in the same category. Not trying to snob you out like the "other forum", but even we know when to avoid a bike.

The stat, or just about any Genesis 29er would be a better choice.
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Re: 29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

Postby ksyotehunter » Wed May 20, 2015 6:39 am

I picked up a Genesis GS29 for $120(normal is $140) cause the stickers looked like crap and had scratches here and there.....

Also picked up a Genesis 29er for $120 Normally 200 because of who put it together (walmart assembler). Just check with yours to make sure. I don't mind paying full price if it looks like a brand new bike and I don't have to do anything to it other than normal minor stuff but the 29er I had to fix the shifter cables and everything and the brake rotor bolts are stripped.

But I think for $50 more the GS29 is worth it. I seen the roadmaster this weekend and it has subpar tires not like the gs29 has much better tires but for sure better than the road master
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Re: 29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

Postby desertguns » Sun May 24, 2015 8:17 pm

Falkon45 wrote:Yeah, I would put that bike a the bottom of my list. It's a 3x6 (18 speed) which is very limit ing, Unless you have no plans on hitting trails. The fork is in the same category. Not trying to snob you out like the "other forum", but even we know when to avoid a bike.

The stat, or just about any Genesis 29er would be a better choice.

Very well put... 8-) Yeah, it doesn't even fit a niche. It's uncomfortable for a street bike, wrong tires for the street, too weak to ride off road, not really upgradable ...Maybe as a trainer only? If one could work on his own bike & wanted a 29er multigeared freewheeler, and only had $100, then maybe. But then, if one met those conditions, a used, anythingelse would be a better choice.
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Re: 29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

Postby shinyhalo » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:45 am

How can it be too weak for trails with a steel frame?
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Re: 29" Roadmaster Quarry Ridge Men's Mountain Bike, Blue

Postby Falkon45 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:39 am

It's not the frame. The fork and wheels are weak. The rear derailleur would probably get caught in the spokes after a few hard jumps. It's happened to me. Steel frames can be weak also, but they are more easily repaired than aluminum.
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