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    Motobecane 700 HT mountain bike

    Please provide pro/con feedback on Motobecane 700 HT mountain bike.

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    PROS

    1. It is relatively cheap
    2. It is a cool looking bike
    3. It has decent components

    CONS

    1. It uses a low end frame (I think the same as the 300HT)
    2. It is heavy, I would guess about 32lbs from the specs.
    3. Tektro mechanical discs are horrible ( I have used them)

    I always recommend the Fantom Trail to people who are looking in this price range. It has a better, upgrade-worthy frame. The brakes are MUCH better. The fork is better. The only thing the 700HT has is a XT rear derailleur, which is not that big of a deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    PROS

    1. It is relatively cheap
    2. It is a cool looking bike
    3. It has decent components

    CONS

    1. It uses a low end frame (I think the same as the 300HT)
    2. It is heavy, I would guess about 32lbs from the specs.
    3. Tektro mechanical discs are horrible ( I have used them)

    I always recommend the Fantom Trail to people who are looking in this price range. It has a better, upgrade-worthy frame. The brakes are MUCH better. The fork is better. The only thing the 700HT has is a XT rear derailleur, which is not that big of a deal.
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...om_trail08.htm

    I thought TEKTRO AQUILA Mechanical Disc Brakes with Multi Pad Angle adjustments are good brakes for recreational city/bike path riding.

    How do TEKTRO AQUILA Mechanical Disc Brakes compare with AVID BB5 Disc.

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    Tektro Aquila's are good mechanical brakes. I'm well over 200 lbs and ride single track, heavy decent type trails exclusively. I can two finger them with ease, they never fade and ride long two mile decents.I always take my front wheel off after rides and find I need to adjuster the pads when I put it back on. Takes two or three minutes, big deal. The pads last forever. If you're coming form older style brakes you'll love them. If you've been riding hydraulics for two years you probably won't.
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