Magna Target fixie...

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  • 11-23-2012
    RemusRM
    Magna Target fixie...
    I saw in the ads a magna fixie for 90 bucks. What is your opinion of it?

    MAGNA Silver / Red / White Fixie - 28" : Target
  • 11-24-2012
    one incredible donkey
    Well it's got:

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by target
    Wheel Features: Pneumatic Tires

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's garbage. But maybe I'm just a bike snob.
  • 11-24-2012
    SlowPokePete
    pos

    SPP
  • 11-24-2012
    phsycle
    Guess my opinion depends on the intended use. Most "fixies" I've seen are just roof rack decor. So it'd be perfect for that, but not good for much else.
  • 11-24-2012
    J.B. Weld
    Target? Magna? $90? Fixie!!!!??? :eekster:

    I don't think we need to debate the quality but what I want to know is, is it really a fixed gear? If so the lawsuits will be pouring in shortly!
  • 11-24-2012
    fishcreek
    looks like a flip flop

  • 11-24-2012
    sasquatch rides a SS
    plastic chainguard for safety :thumbsup:
  • 11-24-2012
    mack_turtle
    I have seen a bunch of bikes like this pop up lately. another one is the Thruster "Fixie." utter junk on every level.
  • 11-24-2012
    NEPMTBA
    It all depends how hard your gonna ride it...
  • 11-24-2012
    RemusRM
    Is the price and some feel the price means junk? I check it out the other day and besides the lime yellow tires seemed fine. The frame seems great, the brakes are crap but they seem better then my tecktro in initial grab. I just want a simple cheap bike that if it gets stolen, scratched I do not cry after like my GT 5.0 or the Cannondale F5.
  • 11-24-2012
    OneBadWagon
    Justify it however you like, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that a new bike sold for $100 will be a piece of junk.
  • 11-24-2012
    phsycle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RemusRM View Post
    Is the price and some feel the price means junk? I check it out the other day and besides the lime yellow tires seemed fine. The frame seems great, the brakes are crap but they seem better then my tecktro in initial grab. I just want a simple cheap bike that if it gets stolen, scratched I do not cry after like my GT 5.0 or the Cannondale F5.

    The thing's a piece of junk. What makes it worse is the morons that put it together in the back room. I cringe at the thought of someone actually riding one of those bikes and getting hurt.
  • 11-24-2012
    RemusRM
    What I am getting from these responses is the price dictates quality. Sadly my last two "expensive" bikes I hated and did not ride much.
  • 11-24-2012
    Bike Whisperer
    It's a trap!
  • 11-25-2012
    mack_turtle
    someone came into the shop where I work the other day with a similar bike. he had it a few weeks and the brake pads were worn to nothing, the rear wheel was so badly out of true that i could not get the brake to work, and both tires had bald spots worn through to the threads. there were no pinch bolts on the brake levers, so they just swiveled around on the handlebar. the steam and seatpost had never been greased (which is the fault of the assembler), and the stem was crooked. a lot of the problem is how these bikes are assembled, and this particular rider was not taking good care of this bike, but the flimsy soft materials, crappy spokes, and lack of QC on the production and retail end did not help.
  • 11-25-2012
    J.B. Weld
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RemusRM View Post
    What I am getting from these responses is the price dictates quality. Sadly my last two "expensive" bikes I hated and did not ride much.


    High price does not necessarily guarantee quality but you can rarely buy a quality product for a stupid low price. In general you get what you pay for because manufacturers aren't going to give their stuff away.

    I will say that they (Magna's) are looking better than they used to, the dropouts look a little beefier than their former standard of 1 mm thick. ;)
  • 11-25-2012
    SeaBass_
    Seat Features: Adjustable Seat Height

    NICE!!!!!!
  • 11-27-2012
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    It's a trap!

    luv it!
  • 11-27-2012
    anelson925
    you get what you pay for
  • 11-28-2012
    jmmUT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Target? Magna? $90? Fixie!!!!??? :eekster:

    I don't think we need to debate the quality but what I want to know is, is it really a fixed gear? If so the lawsuits will be pouring in shortly!

    Yeah I'm surprised. Since most people buying these won't know what they are doing, these are serious accidents waiting to happen. Especially when the cheapo parts like chain and brakes start failing.
  • 11-28-2012
    mack_turtle
    I have seen a few of these department store "fixies" and they always come with a flipflop hub- freewheel on one side and a track cog fixed on the other. the bike is always set up with the freewheel on the chain, so you can change it to fixed if you want. I guess if someone sets it on the track side and gets hurt, the company will deal with some legal garbage but it will the the rider's fault?
  • 11-28-2012
    metrotuned
    The Target fixie is 20% more expensive than the Wal-Mart fixie. I've seen a couple on the road with the McDonald's color scheme yellow red tires and the bike seems to roll down the road in coasting, not fixed mode. One friend even bought one for the sake of jumping on the bandwagon - he isn't even a bike snob and he considers the $99 fixie a piece of junk. I would recommend avoiding reckless consumption "Can't stop, don't wanna..." and irresponsible landfill.

    Tips: If you want to experience single speed, don't shift. If you want to experience single speed and fixed gear, flip your rear hub - remove the disc rotor - install a tomicog e.g. ISO 6-bolt cog. If you want to experience brakeless fixed gear, do the previously mentioned and remove your brakes or don't use them.
  • 01-19-2013
    Lovelife101
    I got the walmart thruster (changed the pedals 9/16 so fit my ynot pedal straps)Target & Walmart fixie's are the same( cheap) but they are single & a kickstand- ( free wheel or reverse depends which side the cog is on)- difference I say is the wheels & brake (walmart & target have fat tires & bike shop thin tires )if you upgrade it's better to spend that $200+tax because the pair wheels alone already $200+ also you can get them with a quick release wheels - my suggestion make sure the bike fits you regardless of brand! (Walmart & target size is around 54cm- 56cm - you have long inseam or you tall person 5'7 - 6'1- : FYI: regardless if it is cheap they will steal your bike. -
  • 01-19-2013
    Sandrenseren
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RemusRM View Post
    What I am getting from these responses is the price dictates quality. Sadly my last two "expensive" bikes I hated and did not ride much.

    What about the "expensive" bikes did you hate? How did you buy those bikes? Did you go to a dealership and test ride a handful of bikes before picking out the right one or did you just chance it and buy a bike online/without testing it and happened to end up with one that suited you badly?

    Buying a brand new $100 bike will always be money wasted in my opinion. At that price everything will be the cheapest possible crap available. I would much rather spend my $100 looking for a decent, used, quality bike and go from there.
  • 01-19-2013
    emerlist-davjack
    That is what we refer to as a BSO (Bike Shaped Object) Stay away!
  • 01-20-2013
    monogod
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RemusRM View Post
    I saw in the ads a magna fixie for 90 bucks. What is your opinion of it?

    MAGNA Silver / Red / White Fixie - 28" : Target

  • 01-20-2013
    Harry Mackenzie
    So how long until these show up on Craigslist debadged and repainted for $500+?
  • 01-20-2013
    sasquatch rides a SS
    I've already seen them for sale on Craigslist for 2 and 3 times as much as msrp, not even debadged or repainted.
  • 01-26-2013
    chester2123
    they are down to $35 at my target! lol
  • 01-26-2013
    zeppy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chester2123 View Post
    they are down to $35 at my target! lol

    Ride report!! :thumbsup:
  • 01-29-2013
    TwoHeadsBrewing
    Just wanted to let you know that ya'll are dirty bike bashers...for shame!

    www.bigboxbikes.com • View topic - Another bashing on MTBR
  • 01-29-2013
    sasquatch rides a SS
    Hah!
  • 01-29-2013
    6sharky9
    Correct me if im wrong but isnt there such a thing called upgrading?
    If a frame is decent and the componants are cheap such as the case
    with a few LBS bikes then why is it such a bad deal or just crap in general?

    Doesnt a $500.00 LBS hardtail come with cheap Sr suntour "square taper cranks
    and cheap suntour XCT shocks and bottom of the line derailleurs and cheap mechanical
    brakes?..come on guys; i so agree with the people assembling them should be given a basic
    bike assembly course; but look at the big picture here..Its upgradeable and a candidate for
    a re assembly by someone capable. The bikes are of better quality than one from previous
    years and its getting even better..Not all models are getting the better features or upgrades
    but some are..There are many models with very well designed frames and are just as capable
    as any other bike of its type..I wont say that this is something you want for a professional rider
    who has alot of strength and not afraid to go off drop offs or huge jumps but they are capable of
    riding a basic trails or commute throught the streets as any other bike..As far as dual suspension models are concerned i agree many of them are garbage as with some of the hardtails but again some are very capable fun trail bikes that with some mods you would be very surprised how they perform and hold up compared to or the same as a LBS brand bike..The Genesis brand V2100 and the Saber believe it or not have a remarkable frame and geometry for a dual suspension bike and are very worthy of upgrades..Some 29er models like the Mongoose XR pro are equipped as good if not better than some LBS bikes are for the same money..If you are on a very low budget and just want to have fun and maybe upgrade in time instead of having to dish out alot of money at one time then you cant go wrong on some of the models offered.
  • 01-29-2013
    TwoHeadsBrewing
    Sorry guys...

  • 01-29-2013
    kikoraa
    28"?
  • 01-29-2013
    AlexCuse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Sorry guys...


    I'm not sure what you are talking about, that site is amazing. I have so many questions I don't know where to begin.
  • 01-29-2013
    fishcreek
    not sure what the big deal is. clearly they have their own group for their bike of choice.

    if they post here regarding a big box bike, then don't expect the same excitement they are getting from that forum site.
  • 01-29-2013
    6sharky9
    To the original poster...If you like that bike and it will get you riding then by all means its a good bike..I wont tell you it has the best parts on it or its a professional grade bike of its type but it can be a very good bike..If you cant work on it i would suggest if you did buy it that you take it to a local bike shop and let them do a once over on it for safety..In reality those who assemble them for the department stores do not have a very good reputation at assembling them correctly and in some cases to the degree of maybe someone getting hurt..Its sad but its true...But if its assembled and tuned properly i can assure you its just as good as a bike as any costing 3 times the amount...you can upgrade as you go along or see fit and have fun with the bike...you dont need pro componants to enjoy your bike...If you like the bike then go for it.
  • 01-29-2013
    6sharky9
    I looked up the bike and a few upgrades i would recommend should you decide to get it is to upgrade to aluminum pedals, an aluminum seat post, handle bars and a stem..Im sure they are very heavy steel parts.. a lighter bike requires less effort to use as well...the rest just ride till it needs replacing. Im willing to bet a drop of over 1 lb replacing the parts i mentioned..It says it weighs 30lbs..The frame is steel however..maybe see if you can find one with an aluminum frame..if not an aluminum fork would help drop alot of weight.
  • 01-29-2013
    mack_turtle
    ^this troll is on the SS forum now too? dammit.
  • 01-29-2013
    zeppy
    inb4 this turns into another sharky thread.


    But, seriously sharky, can you please leave the SS forum be? There's lots more people in other forums to troll. The SS forum is generally pretty peaceful.
  • 01-29-2013
    6sharky9
    Ill be on every forum or thread with anyone asking for help on a low end bike..if you dont like then you dont have to read..i wont argue on this thread and said my peace...have a nice day gentleman.
  • 01-29-2013
    monogod
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 6sharky9 View Post
    Ill be on every forum or thread with anyone asking for help on a low end bike..if you dont like then you dont have to read..i wont argue on this thread and said my peace...have a nice day gentleman.

    until you get banned for epic trolling.

    you're clearly and by your own admission here for one reason and one reason only... to stir up trouble. this is something you've admitted on this board and the bbb forum. you've even bragged on bbb about all the chaos you're stirring up on here.

    the banhammer can't drop on you soon enough.
  • 01-29-2013
    zeppy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by monogod View Post
    until you get banned for epic trolling.

    you're clearly and by your own admission here for one reason and one reason only... to stir up trouble. this is something you've admitted on this board and the bbb forum. you've even bragged on bbb about all the chaos you're stirring up on here.

    the banhammer can't drop on you soon enough.

    Agreed. Although I enjoyed the trolling in General. Can they ban from everything but general?
  • 01-29-2013
    azmtbkr81
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    Ill be on every forum or thread with anyone asking for help on a low end bike
    Impressive, you are like a big-box Batman

    Seriously though, you tell the guy that the the Target fixie is a perfectly acceptable bike and subsequently that he should upgrade damn near every part including the frame because they are too heavy? How is this a good use of money or time?

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  • 01-30-2013
    Harry Mackenzie
    Report and then ignore the troll, gentlemen. Move along now.
  • 01-30-2013
    Finch Platte
    I read lips a little and he is not saying "I have made a huge mistake." Looks like "I have flues lips." :D
  • 01-30-2013
    mack_turtle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by azmtbkr81 View Post
    Impressive, you are like a big-box Batman

    I am working on a signal to alert sharky when an innocent BBB is in trouble. It's going to be a spotlight that projects onto the ominous cloud- covered sky the outline of a bicycle with the fork installed backwards.
  • 03-28-2013
    MTBLoCo29
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Seat Features: Adjustable Seat Height

    NICE!!!!!!

    Also:

    Includes: Kickstand, spokes
  • 03-29-2013
    kikoraa
    Magna Target fixie...
    Is bbb that department store bike cult? Wasn't it started by a dude who's vag was hurting because y'all tried to tell him the mongoose 29er was not a good buy and that he should use that money for a decent used bike?

    Or maybe it was the jeep troll


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