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    breezer squall expert

    Hi all--

    another newb starting to ride and looking for his first real bike. I saw a breezer squall expert that looks intriguing, but I can't find any reviews of it. Does anyone know anything about it?

    I'm in central Florida, so not many mountains here.

    Here are the specs:

    Bottom Bracket:73mm threaded
    Brakes:Shimano M395 hydraulic disc
    Cassette:Shiamno 10-speed, 11-36T
    Chain:10-speed
    Crankset:Shimano Deore, 38x24T
    Fork:RockShox 30 Silver fork, 100mm suspension
    Frame:Breezer D'Fusion 6061 aluminum
    Front Derailleur:Shimano Deore, 2x
    Grips/Tape:Oval Concepts
    Handlebar:Oval 310 alloy
    Headset:FSA, 1-1/8" integrated
    Levers:Shimano M395 hydraulic disc
    Pedals:Platform
    Rear Derailleur:Shimano XT, 10-speed
    Rear Shock:N/A
    Saddle:WTB Volt
    Seatpost:Oval 300, 27.2mm
    Shifters:Shimano Deore, 2x10
    Stem:Oval 313 alloy
    Tires:WTB NineLine Comp 2.25" tires (size XS-M: 27.5"; size ML-XL: 29er)
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    Wheelset:WTB SX rim laced to Shimano M4050 Centerlock disc hubs (size XS-M: 27.5"; size ML-XL: 29er)

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    It is setup to go off road with an adequate fork.

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    I ride a lot on roads, though I'd like to ride some on trails, and I read that it's not that great for on roads, especially with 27+ tires. Is this not a great bike for me? I do very casual riding, nothing hard core at all. My budget is around $600-900.

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    It's offered as a 29 also. Go for that version. It'll also be better offroad. Double win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by profb View Post
    I ride a lot on roads, though I'd like to ride some on trails, and I read that it's not that great for on roads, especially with 27+ tires. Is this not a great bike for me? I do very casual riding, nothing hard core at all. My budget is around $600-900.
    You can ride that bike on the roads but the tires will wear down a little bit faster. As long as you are ok with that, then go for it!

    +1 for 29er too!
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    I'm short with very short legs--5'5" and about a 27" inseam, so I was thinking a 15" frame and 27.5 wheels. What do you think?

    How good is this bike? the lack of reviews is worrying me

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    You need to ride the sizes. Short legs actually means a longer than normal torso, and that generally calls for a larger size bike to get the necessary reach in the cockpit so you're comfortable riding the bike especially when seated. Standover isn't part of riding. It's useless on trail. You do need to know how to get on your bike by pushing off on a pedal. It doesn't matter how short your legs are.


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    The problem with riding them is 1) even the bigger shops only have a limited range of bikes, esp. in my size and 2) it seems to me that you really need to ride it for a while to see how comfortable it is; just a few minutes out back doesn't tell me a lot. Obviously it's better than nothing, but even then, most of the bikes I'm interested in, they don't have in stock, so they'd have to order them so I have to go ahead and commit to them anyway. It's frustrating.

    How much better is 27.5 than 26" tires?

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    27.5 and 26 are almost the same.

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    That seems like a very adequate bike for starting off-road riding. Not sure how much you're paying for it. I would consider the BULLS Copperhead Supreme 29 or the Raleigh Tokul 2 as budget options. More info here if you're interested: https://www.handsoncycling.com/blog-...ain-bike-deals

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