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    My Motobecane 300HT!

    Well im new to this site and just bought my first decent mountain bike. Figured id share some pictures of it since I havent seen any around.
    Yes they are bad cell phone quality my apologies. Everything is stock except the headlight, tailight and bottle holder I added. Old ones I had laying around. Im real happy with the bike. Especially since it was 259 and change delievered to my door. Plan to just upgrade as the cheaper components break but so far its working flawlessly. No problem with bikes direct even though I was alittle skeptical at first. Glad I purchased it and probably about to go riding since its 75 here! gotta love florida winter.


















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    curious: how does that RST fork feel?

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    Not bad at all so far. Was real soft at first but messed with the preload and got it where it feels good. Havent taken it out on anything crazy yet but so far it feels like a solid bike and fork. For the price I cant complain.

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    dont think you could get close to an equiv for 259 anywhere. Have fun!

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    what part of florida are you from? i'm from the treasure coast, ride ft pierce, etc

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    I live and ride in the tampa bay area

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    I have a 600 HT. Love it. The seat post was way to short for me. Did you have the same problem?

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    I have a moto 29er and the seatpost was also too short as well as a weak clamp. Replaced with bontrager ssr...cheap and strong.

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    In regards to the seatpost. The 19" frame size was a tad bit to tall for me so ive been using the seat somewhat low. But I could see where this problem would arise. The seatpost that came with mine did seem somewhat short to begin with

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    Hey, couple of questions for you on the sizing:

    You mention it is a 19". How tall are you? How does the bike fit? Would it be possible to take a few measurements?

    I'm thinking of getting a Moto very soon here, but I'm agonizing over the frame size - not sure if I should get a 17" or a 19" (I'm 5'7.5"), and I'm not sure how accurate the geometry details are on the website or where they are measuring from.

    Moto makes an 18", but you have to pay just under $600 to get it!

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    Im like 5' 8.5" and the 19 is probably an inch too big for me. Go with the 17" I kind of wish I did just for some more clearance.

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    Thanks for your feedback! That makes me feel a little better in terms of what size to get. I currently ride a 19" Giant Roam, and that is fine for distance rides, but I know when you go off road, bikes need to be smaller. Sounds like you would be an ideal candidate for an 18"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvsjes28
    I live and ride in the tampa bay area
    See ya on the trails! Doing Swamp club ride this weekend at Wilderness?

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    Well the 300 is still riding strong. I ditched the HEAVY rst front fork and replaced it with a rigid surly 1x1. So much weight saved in the front end. I also made it a 1x7 and removed the the front shifter brake assembly. I left the front derailer cage as a chainguide for now until I buy a single speed ring and a real chainguide.




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    So was your plan all along to do what you did with it, or was that just kind of a last minute idea?

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    Ehhh, I quickly realized the front fork sucked. My own fault bcs I like to jump just about everything I see as I ride. I started looking into a new fork and to get something decent was going to cost me more then the bike did. Since im still young and can handle a rigid set up I just got the 1x1 bcs it was 65 bux to my house. I guess its just an Urban commuter now. I live in florida so its not like I need 21 speeds. I havent left the 2nd ring up front since I got the bike so I just ditched it all.

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