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    New question here. Anyone heard of this bike? TRD?

    Here is a pic.. can't find any specs.. Just curious..





    Thanks

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    Just a guess but I wager it means Toyota Racing Development. Basically that bike is a pile of crap that Toyota slapped a TRD sticker on to try and sell to there costumers. Its not worth buying if your wondering.
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    What dremer03 said. I posted last month about my neighbor's BMW-brand "mtb" which looks good but components-wise everyone pointed out was actually crap (which I kinda suspected anyway but still hoped were good enough for light XC).

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxnroots
    What dremer03 said. I posted last month about my neighbor's BMW-brand "mtb" which looks good but components-wise everyone pointed out was actually crap (which I kinda suspected anyway but still hoped were good enough for light XC).
    One notch above a Roadmaster..
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    It might be missing some letters....maybe an "R" and an "E"...and maybe an "A" between the "T" and the "R" and an "ED" at the end.

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    Its missing the 'U'
    Now go home and get your ******* shinebox.

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    I'm not positive but that looks a lot like a bike my neighbor bought at Toys r Us about 10 years ago. It retailed for $139 or $169 Canadian (at the time maybe $99 USD).

    He rode it for years on easy XC and it didn't break. I do remember it was incredibly heavy. I rode it one time and was really glad my Norco only weighed 46lbs.

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    Thanks fellas..

    I sure wasn't sure what it was and don't want to get stuck on a bike that won't last, I had a bike that was given to me like that one mentioned Roadmaster, it didn't last me even a month of all the things I put it through. Well, it was a freebee and now it's time to get a bike that can handle the abuse. My neighbor who was an avid bike gave me a bike for my wife which is a 2006 Specialized Expedition Elite Women's. Just replaced the derailleur and got it tuned here at Livermore Cyclery and she's been loving it, hope I can find something that can keep up with her. . As for the following option, I'm hoping to obtain larger pictures.

    I found another that might be a good starter.. any comments?

    2001 Giant Warp DS3 Mountain Bike

    24 speed Shimano drive train.
    Adjustable-compression front fork.
    Mechanical front disc brake.

    Specifications:

    frame: Aluminium Aluxx 6061 frame
    derailleur: Sram Grip Shift 3.0/4.0
    head set: Integrated A-head set
    rear suspension: Rebound adjustable rear shock
    front suspension: SR Suntour M8040 aluminium suspension front fork, 75mm travel
    brakes: Tektro V-Brakes, front / rear
    rims: Alex G3000 V-type aluminium double wall rims
    crank: SR Suntour crank set
    colour: Solid white / Black / Red


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    Mechanical front disc brake.
    Huh?

    brakes: Tektro V-Brakes, front / rear
    Where are you finding these and how much are they asking?

    If your wife is riding a comfort bike and you want to keep up, I'd suggest a hardtail. I think you'll do better for your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VBtoons
    I sure wasn't sure what it was and don't want to get stuck on a bike that won't last, I had a bike that was given to me like that one mentioned Roadmaster, it didn't last me even a month of all the things I put it through. Well, it was a freebee and now it's time to get a bike that can handle the abuse. My neighbor who was an avid bike gave me a bike for my wife which is a 2006 Specialized Expedition Elite Women's. Just replaced the derailleur and got it tuned here at Livermore Cyclery and she's been loving it, hope I can find something that can keep up with her. . As for the following option, I'm hoping to obtain larger pictures.

    I found another that might be a good starter.. any comments?

    2001 Giant Warp DS3 Mountain Bike

    24 speed Shimano drive train.
    Adjustable-compression front fork.
    Mechanical front disc brake.

    Specifications:

    frame: Aluminium Aluxx 6061 frame
    derailleur: Sram Grip Shift 3.0/4.0
    head set: Integrated A-head set
    rear suspension: Rebound adjustable rear shock
    front suspension: SR Suntour M8040 aluminium suspension front fork, 75mm travel
    brakes: Tektro V-Brakes, front / rear
    rims: Alex G3000 V-type aluminium double wall rims
    crank: SR Suntour crank set
    colour: Solid white / Black / Red

    if you can find a good hardtail, you'll get more for your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    "It's amazing how people can make bicycle riding seem so complicated on the internet."

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    TRD doesnt make bikes, someone just painted a crappy dept. sore bike and slapped the sticker. TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development they make OEM performance parts for Toyota/Lexus/Scion cars haha.
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    Poor advertising on Toyota's part. why would anyone name a truck OR a bicycle a T*RD? Doesn't sound like a good sales campaign.
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    P.S. fattybikejones, I RIDE A ROADMASTER,WANT TO MAKE SUMPIN OF IT? Actually, when you are unemployed and you and your wife are living on less than $300 a week, you'll ride whatever you got. I would really like to get a better bike, but in the mean time I'm getting some enjoyment out of my "off-road" Roadmaster. Anythings better that nothing.
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