1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
mtn. biking 101
2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    13

    Anyone heard of K2 Zed 3.3?

    I can't really seem to find much of anything online about it, K2's website has 3.0, but not 3.3.
    I can pickup the bike for $200 and it looks to be in pretty good shape. Is this bike any good for a beginner/at all? I broke my last bike( a full suspension $400 Raleigh, I didn't buy it) by jumping off a curb... so I'm looking for something a little more durable at least.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Anyone heard of K2 Zed 3.3?-2012-11-23-19.53.44.jpg  

    Last edited by Visionist; 11-23-2012 at 04:07 PM.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    13
    Nobody?

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,726
    Hard to tell from the pics ,but looks to be entry level . Post the specs or look them up on bikepedia .In general entry level gear doesn't hold to much abuse.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    Hard to tell from the pics ,but looks to be entry level . Post the specs or look them up on bikepedia .In general entry level gear doesn't hold to much abuse.
    I'm going to be using whatever bike I get for transport and for some trail riding. Nothing extreme.
    These seem to be the specs:
    Frame 6061 Aluminum Hardtail,
    Custom Blend Tubing
    Rear Shock N/A
    Fork SR SUNTOUR XCT-V3, 100mm
    Travel
    Headset VP - Threadless 1-1/8"
    Stem Alloy: XSM-SML = EXT:90mm
    / MED-XLG = EXT:105mm,
    10Deg
    Handlebars Steel Mid-Rise
    Grips Black MTB
    Front Brake Promax DSK320 Mechanical
    Disc w/ 160mm Rotor
    Rear Brake Promax DSK320 Mechanical
    Disc w/ 160mm Rotor
    Brake Levers Alloy 2 Finger MTB
    Front Derailleur Sram X.3
    Rear Derailleur Sram X.3
    Shift Lever Sram X.3 Trigger Shifter, 21
    Speed
    Cassette/
    Freewheel
    DNP LY-1007MFN, 13-34T
    Chain KMC Z-51
    Crankset Lasco Alloy 24/34/42T w/
    Guard, Length=170mm
    Bottom Bracket Seal Mechanism
    Pedals MTB Resin
    Rims Alloy Double Wall 36 Hole 26"
    Front Hub Alloy Disc QR
    Rear Hub Alloy Disc QR
    Spokes 14G Steel
    Tires Innova 26"X2.1"
    Seat Post Alloy 27.2mmX 300mm
    Saddle Padded MTB
    Seat Binder Alloy QR
    Colors
    Sizes XSM, SML, MED, L

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,726
    That bike is a entry level bike ,for what you intend to use it for it will be ok. If you ride it hard you will start bending and breaking things. Have you test rode ,it does it fit ?

  6. #6
    duh
    Reputation: deke505's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    5,552
    the number 3.3 is different for the website is because the 3.3 was made to a specific company and the specs they wanted.

    edit
    it is an entry level bike

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •