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    Motobecane 750HT...worth the money?

    Hey guys, this is my first post! Three years ago I bought a Motobecane 600HT off of Bikes Direct and I've been very happy with it. I'm going to school about 3,000 miles away from home and I'd like to keep my 600HT at home for summers. I've occasionally checked Craigslist and Bikes Direct since school started, looking for a bike to keep at school. Then I stumbled across bikeshopwarehouse.com (which I assume is connected to Bikes Direct?) and saw the 750HT for $400.
    Mountain Bikes | | MOTOBECANE | 750 HT | BikeShopWarehouse.com | The Motobecane 750 HT offers high end performance without breaking the bank.
    It seems like a pretty good deal to me, was wondering what you all think? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    good bike for the price. otherwise, meh. Suntour components, Draco brakes, etc. You can't get much more bike for that budget, but I am certain that bike would not last me very long on real trails. YMMV.

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    You might want to think about some sort of beater bike for school ,something nice will be stolen.

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    I love my 550HT which is similar except for SRAM components. The weak links are the fork, and perhaps the shifters, at least in my case with x4 components. But for 400 bucks, its hard to go wrong here. You can always upgrade the fork to whatever your budget may allow, then upgrade the drivetrain for dirt cheap with some 3x9 shifters a chain and a cassette. The wheels on my moto were pretty heavy, but they do the trick. As for the tektro dracos, I thought they were a pretty solid entry level hydro. Theyre not as refined as my deores are now, but I never felt like they were missing any power. I cant say the same for entry level mechanicals.
    • Custom 26": Epicon/x9/x7/Deore/XT
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    You might want to think about some sort of beater bike for school ,something nice will be stolen.
    I'll be able to keep my bike inside, so that isn't a concern.

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    70.5 degree head-angle with 100mm of travel fork... Wouldn't buy!

    Unless you are buying cheap for transport to stick it to OPEC.
    Happy Trails!

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    460mm chainstays is old geo.

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    Unless the bike in question is an older design, I think the current 400HT - 750HT frames have 425mm chainstays, and 71/73 seat / head angles as per the motobecane website. Though the bikes direct website lists the chainstays at 430mm and 70.5 head tube
    • Custom 26": Epicon/x9/x7/Deore/XT
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    • 20" Eastern Biks BMX

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    Dawes 1500 300 bones. If your budget is that tight as mine was yiu can't get a decent fork anyway so get components for starts and no other place can price that low and you already have a good experience with bd

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    Was going to go with the Dawes, but put it in cart and it was soldout =(

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    Ah darn... what size? I saw they had more sizes the other day then when I got mine a month ago. Was thinking of ordering another and selling mine to a buddy.

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    17 & 19 grey go in the cart fine.

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    Yes, but try to check out. Then it says "not available at this time." =(

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