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    Nishiki Colorado 29er -- ***** Sporting Goods

    I'm new to mountain biking but I picked up a Nishiki Colorado 29er from DSG. I can't find any reviews on this bike. It seems like a good bike for the value. Can anybody else lay an opinion on this bike?
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    Assume you are a tall person? Hence size XL?

    What are the spec on the bike in term of component?

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    I've been to the factory several times that Dick's uses for their Nishiki brand and they are a good factory with years of experience, so from a pure quality stand-point its good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    Assume you are a tall person? Hence size XL?

    What are the spec on the bike in term of component?

    I am just under 6' 3 and weight 220 pounds !
    Here are the specs


    • Frame Size: 22"
    • Wheel Size: 29"
    • Frame: Heat treated/butted 6061 Aluminum with shaped top tube and replaceable hanger,
    • Mountain Geometry
    • Fork: SR Suntour XCT with mechanical lockout, 100mm travel
    • Rear Shock: N/A
    • Headset: Threadless Ahead
    • Cranks: SR Suntour XCT
    • Bottom Bracket: N/A
    • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TX50
    • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus, 7 speeds
    • Cog Set: Shimano 7 speed (28T/24T/22T/20T/18T/16T/14T)
    • Shifter: Shimano EZ fire trigger
    • Chain: KMC
    • Hub (F): Aluminum with Quick Release
    • Hub (R): Aluminum with Quick Release
    • Spokes: 14g
    • Rims: Weinmann 32H double wall aluminum
    • Tires: WTB Prowler 29" x 2.1"
    • Brakes: Tektro Novella Disc w/ 160mm rotors
    • Brake Levers: Aluminum
    • Pedals: Steel
    • Handlebar: Aluminum
    • Grips: Mountain
    • Stem: Aluminum
    • Seat: Mountain Saddle
    • Seat post: Aluminum
    • Style: NKI00133

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    It seems like a good bike for the value.
    What'd you pay?

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    I just bought the same one this past Saturday, but I went with the 16" frame since I'm short. I paid $399.99 plus tax ($44x.xx).

    I have an older (early 2000's) SS MTB I built for urban riding that I planned on converting to a decent trail bike, but came across this one while me and my girl were at DSG's looking for a cheap entry-level bike for her to try out.

    I always wanted a 29er so when I saw this, I bought it. They had some Diamondback 29er too, but I didn't really like it as much as this one. Overall I think it will be a great bike! I was surprised it came with a fork lockout, as that really was awesome considering our first ride together was just the local paved bike trail.

    The frame is really solid and I think the only thing I'll do it swap over my RaceFace crank & Weyless front end, maybe get another set of wheels with some more street appropriate tires for the days I'll be riding the local bike paths. Oh, and possibly a fork upgrade or kit. Depends on how much trail riding I actually do.

    BTW, Happy 1st Post to me!

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    I havent bought a Nishiki from ***** but I did but a 2010 Diamondback Response from them with simlar low end specs such as Shimano Altus/ Alivio....SR suntour XCT forks etc. Those bikes actually ride really nice...a little heavy because of the lower end component spec but I never broke my Diamondback....it still lives on to this day its my baby hauler now....I have moved to nicer bikes since then but there is nothing wrong with that Nishiki. If i was you I would ditch the Suntour boat anchor fork...youll drop over 2 lbs there and get some lighter tires....this will drop over 3 lbs from the bike and itll accelerate better and your bump compliance will improve as well with a better damped fork.

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    ^^ I didn't try out the fork really (locked it out), but the few moments I rode with it unlocked it was definitely too soft. I haven't even seen if there's any other adjustments other than Preload so if that's the case, I'll definitely be ditching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfloyd View Post
    I havent bought a Nishiki from ***** but I did but a 2010 Diamondback Response from them with simlar low end specs such as Shimano Altus/ Alivio....SR suntour XCT forks etc. Those bikes actually ride really nice...a little heavy because of the lower end component spec but I never broke my Diamondback....it still lives on to this day its my baby hauler now....I have moved to nicer bikes since then but there is nothing wrong with that Nishiki. If i was you I would ditch the Suntour boat anchor fork...youll drop over 2 lbs there and get some lighter tires....this will drop over 3 lbs from the bike and itll accelerate better and your bump compliance will improve as well with a better damped fork.

    Can you recommend a decent fork and decent 29er tires ? Just like the guy above, I rode it today on the roads of richmond with the fork locked. It did a fairly decent job with them locked. I took it down some dirt hills and the fork seemed fine to me. I definitely notice that accelerating on the bike requires work compared to a friend's trek that I rode. But so far, it defintley seems worth the $350 that I paid for it. I'll be taking it out to the trails this weekend so I can tell you guys how it felt on the trails.

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    That was one of the bikes I was considering along with the Diamondback Response or Overdrive but ended up with a trek X-Caliber 5 since none of the local DSG had any of them in stock. I'm very happy with my purchase but would've liked to have seen a/o ridden the other two. Nice choice.

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    Nishiki Colorado 29er -- ***** Sporting Goods

    What do you want the tires to do? If your riding pavement and some light trails you'll probably want some fast rolling tires with small knobs.

    I personally rarely ride road and want traction in any terrain, which led me back to kenda nevegal x pro's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sickmak90 View Post
    What do you want the tires to do? If your riding pavement and some light trails you'll probably want some fast rolling tires with small knobs.

    I personally rarely ride road and want traction in any terrain, which led me back to kenda nevegal x pro's.
    Whenever I get the chance to cut through a field or dirt road in Richmond, I normally take it so you could say that I would like all around tires but mainly dirt. Maybe with smaller knobs would help.

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    Hey, sorry to start up a old thread. So recently, my rear tire was stolen. The bike did wonders for me for 4 years and was still running strong. And some ahole took my rear tire. I need some help finding a replacement. I don't think they sell a rear tire/cassette/rim combination so I need help finding individual parts. Also should I replace both tires since other tire's tread is worn? I'm trying to keep everything the same as originally came with the bike.

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    Take it to you LBS and have them quote you for a new wheel, tires cassette etc. It's not likely you'll find identical parts but they will be able to spec a compatible wheel that will match well with the original front.

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