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    2004 Motobecane 500DS mountain bike?

    Is this bike any good? I mean for the price, sure its not top of the line but it retails for 800 im sure I could find it cheaper
    I just cant find many reviews...looks good but im kinda new at this..


    The Motobecane 500DS has a 7005 Aluminum frame with 4 inch rear travel with adjustable RST rear Shock. . The 2004 Motobecane 500DS has SHIMANO ALTUS 21 Speed with button type SHIMANO ST-EF29 SHIFTERS, RST OMNI 191 TL SHOCK (ADJUSTABLE) , TEKTRO V-BRAKES BRAKES, Black Anodized ALEX X-2100 Aluminum Double Wall rims with Machined CNC Sidewalls, Stainless Spokes, TRUVATIV Crank, M-Wings aluminum quick release hubs, M-Wings Aluminum Bar, Threadless Stem and Micro-adjust Seatpost, WTB Velociraptor Blackwall tires, WTB dual density grips, and all kinds of other high quality stuff - ONE OF THE BEST SADDLES EVER PUT ON A MOUNTAIN BIKE - WTB SPEED V SADDLE!

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    no expert but

    for $800 you can do way way better. Like a Giant Ranier for example. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    for $800 you can do way way better. Like a Giant Ranier for example. Jim

    how about for 400? that is what they are going for on ebay

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    it's $400 for a reason

    It's an entry level FS bike designed for riding on the road and bike paths. it's not a serious off road bike. That's why they are cheap. Jim

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    If you want a new $800 Motobecane, stick with the hardtail Motobecane Fly Pro. The bonus on this one is that the price includes shipping.

    Not too many $800 full-suspension bikes out there you should even start to take seriously. The Jamis Dakar base model might be a possibility. Whatever you decide, be realistic about what kind of riding the bike is built for. If it's a full-suspension any cheaper than this Jamis, then it's really not built for real trail riding. Even the Jamis, though acceptable as an entry-level FS in some cases, has a number of compromises in order to make it that cheap. If youre going to be hard on your bike, get a bike built for it and under $1000 that means buying a hardtail.
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