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    2012 Breezer Thunder 29" Comp

    Hi there, I was able to get a deal for a 2012 Breezer Thunder 29" Comp for $800. Is this a good deal? I can't seem to find any reviews on the bike.

    The components are:
    FRAME: Breezer D'Fusion hydroformed custom-butted 6066 aluminum, integrated head tube, BB92 Press-Fit bottom bracket
    FORK: Rock Shox Recon Silver TK 29 Solo Air, Aluminum Steerer, 100mm Travel
    BRAKES: Shimano Deore M446 Hydraulic Disc Brake, 180mm Front, 160mm Rear
    CASSETTE: Shimano HG-62 10-Speed, 11-36T
    CHAIN: Shimano HG-54 10-Speed
    CRANKSET: Shimano M552 10-Speed, 2-Piece Design, 24-32-42T
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore M590 10-Speed, 34.9mm
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore M593 10-Speed, SGS, Shadow Design
    GRIPS/TAPE: Breezer MTB Locking Grips
    HANDLEBAR: Oval M250, 6061 Aluminum, 31.8 - Flat Bar, 710mm wide, 9 sweep
    HEADSET: Oval 1 1/8", Fully Integrated, Semi-Cartridge Bearings
    BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Deore M505 Hydraulic Disc Brake
    SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Deore M591 30-Speed
    SADDLE: Oval R300, Satin Steel Rails
    SEATPOST: Oval M200 TBT, 6061 Aluminum, 27.2x400mm
    STEM: Oval M200 RBT, 6061 Aluminum, 31.8, 6/84
    TIRES: WTB Bronson 29x2.2" Comp
    WHEELSET: Shimano Deore M595, 32H CenterLock Hubs, WTB LaserDisc Trail 29 Rims


    Please let me know asap, thank you!

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    I would say, based on the component spec, that it's a decent deal. As long as the bike is properly sized for your height and it feels comfortable then you're in good shape here. Congrats!
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    I think you got a great deal. I was just looking at this bike, but opted for a 29er. I have no doubt that you will have lots of fun riding this bike!

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    My neighbor has this bike. He loves it. I think you got a good deal. And even if you didn't, you still have a Breezer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getagrip View Post
    I think you got a great deal. I was just looking at this bike, but opted for a 29er. I have no doubt that you will have lots of fun riding this bike!
    isn't this a 29er??

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    Quote Originally Posted by carotte View Post
    isn't this a 29er??
    My bad...yes, you have a 29er! I had test ridden the 26er. I'd say you got an even better deal considering its a 29er!

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