New choice available for 27.5“

The industry is coming out with new riding formats and 27.5 looks like a keeper. Here's where you talk it over with other riders.
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New choice available for 27.5“

Postby Ruckis » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:48 pm

From Huffy. It's called the Elite TR-S 740
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Specs:
27.5" Huffy Elite TR-S 740 Men's Bike:
Frame: 6061-T6 aluminum
Stem: alloy 100mm A-head
Fork: Suntour VCT-V3 1-1/8" suspension; accommodates 100mm travel for a solid ride
Gearing: 24-speed Shimano EZ Fire Index shifting for smooth, full-range shifting
Brakes: dual disc brakes for solid control
Tires: 27.5" x 2.10" knobby tires to ride anywhere
Rims: alloy double-wall rims for sturdy all-weather performance
Handlebar: alloy oversized handlebar with rise
Seat: padded mountain bike saddle with aluminum post and micro-adjust head for the perfect fit
Pedals: 9/16" durable resin pedals with ball bearings
Crank: 3-piece alloy crank

It seems decently specced for $299 especially for a fs bike. It appears that the rear shock is runbish, but they all are at this price range. I think this could be a great project 27.5" fs. What do you guys think?
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby Tomcat65 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:28 am

Hmmm...
Peel the decals, add a fork, rear shock, crankset w/bb, upgrade the derailleurs, grips and shifters...
And the snobs would be scratching their heads :P
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby wa_desert_rat » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:08 am

I suppose I'll have to ride one to see for sure, but right now I can't see a need for another size in my cycling life. I already have 26" tires and tubes, 29" tires and tubes, tubular tires for my PX10, 700c tires and tubes for the wife's euro-bike... at this rate I'll need another garage just for the tires and tubes...

Giant is a giant-PITA.
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby Ruckis » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Yeah i feel you. I don't have a mountain bike yet so im still kind of torn as to whether I want to buy a 27.5 or a 29er. I want a hardtail to hit the trails with and a fs to tinker with, and i feel like this would fit that space in my stable. I feel like I'll end up with stat 4.1 and this or a XR-pro for my full suspension option, though i have a git feeling that this my be a better bike. Im kind of stuck in trying to figure out what wheel size I want to go with.

Anyways, there is a hardtail version of this bike as well that i just discovered:

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Exactly the same specs as the fs bike and the same price which is confusing. I'm not sure if the bike is a very good value at that price point.

I think the Seek'r is a great bike too, though I'm not really impressed with the mongoose Ledge 27.5.

I hope they start carrying this bike in the stores so I can get some hands on time with it.
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby Tomcat65 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:10 pm

OR,
you could pay $440.00 for this
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/atx.27.5.2/18750/76228/

Can you see the difference?
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby schwinnguy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:22 pm

I think the hardtail huffy looks good thinking of getting it at 300 I have a 29er want to try a 27.5.
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby schwinnguy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:32 pm

Only difference in huffy and Giant is the fork xct vs vct.
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby Tomcat65 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:51 pm

The Giant actually has a megarange freewheel, the same derailleurs, a cheap chainring/crankset, and most likely, the same shifters.

I think this is a sure sign that Giant is coming around to drink the BBB KoolAid :P
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby Ruckis » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:38 pm

Also this bike is a 24 speed which makes it much more likely to have a rear hub as opposed to a freewheel. The Giant is 21 speed only.
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Re: New choice available for 27.5“

Postby Ruckis » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:33 pm

*trumpeting fanfare*
For anyone who wants a 27.5" bike and doesn't at all care about aesthetics I present:

The Victory Vegas Jackpot!

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Victory Jackpot 2.0 Mountain Bike:
Frame/fork: 18" aluminum dual suspension frame with steel fork
Wheels/tires: aluminum rims and hubs with 27.5" x 1.95" mountain bike tires
Drivetrain: Shimano altus front and Shimano Acera read derailleur, 24 speed, 170 aluminum crank
Brakes/cockpit: mechanical disc brakes, ST-EF51-8R and ST-EF51-L pad shifters
Extras: kickstand

Holy Crap! I don't think I've ever seen a top tube welded like that before. Kinda looks like it wast thrown together with a bunch of other parts they had lying around the factory. Maybe a little overpriced too. It does have some pretty nice entry level equipment hanging off of it though.
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