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    Nishiki bikes

    Does anybody own one or know anything about their mountain bikes?

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    Yup. My first mtn bike was a Nishiki Rcokhound, ca. 1986 [?]. Nishiki was the alternative brand of Norco. Slightly different colour schemes, very slightly different components, but basically the same bikes at slightly higher price points. Nishiki as a brand went away in the late 90s I think.
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    Interesting, because I was in Dick's Sporting Goods and saw this bike in white for around $400 and had never heard of them.
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    see 5 pages of info on Nishiki bikes
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    Me Too

    I found a 20" black Nishiki Colorado XC trail MTB at Dicks also. I really like the components and overall weight and look. I would really like to purchase it, but I have found so little info on this bike and company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    Yup. My first mtn bike was a Nishiki Rcokhound, ca. 1986 [?]. Nishiki was the alternative brand of Norco. Slightly different colour schemes, very slightly different components, but basically the same bikes at slightly higher price points. Nishiki as a brand went away in the late 90s I think.
    Actually, from 1989 to 2001 they were owned by Derby Cycles and were an alternative brand to Raleigh. I worked on and sold Nishiki bikes from 1996-1998 and often we would get the model as an alternative color to what Raleigh offered in a particular model.

    Prior to that West Coast Cycles imported them from Japan where they were made by Kawamura (remember their BMX bikes) and relabeled Nishiki so that they sounded Japanese but were still easy to pronounce.

    Current Nishiki models sold in Europe have no relation to the previous versions.

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    I see nishiki bikes all the time. I usually try to melt them, then make good bikes out of the lump of metal.

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    I just picked up one a couple days ago on sale for 279, cant go wrong for the price. I love it so far, its better then most retail store bikes as far as I can tell. I believe they are owned by diamondback now.

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    I broke a bunch of Nishiki Alien's back in the day , I'm sure the frames have gotten better since then .

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    nishiki catalog and link for the site

    Quote Originally Posted by jayboogie View Post
    Does anybody own one or know anything about their mountain bikes?

    Give a look here what Ive just found:

    nishiki.com/Nishiki_2012_Product_Catalogue.pdf

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