Frame Dimensions

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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby Bruce » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:36 pm

Thanks for your insights. It sounds like it would fit me fine. I read through that 30 page thread again and it sounds like its a great bike to start with. SInce we're so close to the Holiday sales, I think I'll sit back and see if WalMart runs a special.
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby dddd » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:50 am

Bruce wrote:Thanks for your insights. It sounds like it would fit me fine. I read through that 30 page thread again and it sounds like its a great bike to start with. Since we're so close to the Holiday sales, I think I'll sit back and see if WalMart runs a special.


I see that the TR-745 is marked down to 249 right now, that's a good price even if it was sold at 179 about 15 months ago when I bought mine.

The Huffy Mayhem is an aluminum, full-suspension, rim-braked 27.5-PLUS bike for only 129 right now, but has very long chainstay length so will not always find traction when climbing and will be very hard to loft the front tire over any obstacles unless you are highly skilled and fit.

XR-Pro is now 349, needs less work to be high-performing, but chainstay length is still on the long side unfortunately.

This time of year is the absolute peak of mark-downs of aging inventory, the Mongoose Salvo Expert bikes were going for an unbelievable $550 until today on Amazon. The retailers know that people will be busting open their Holiday fund kitties in just a few more weeks.
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby Bruce » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:03 pm

dddd wrote:
The Huffy Mayhem is an aluminum, full-suspension, rim-braked 27.5-PLUS bike for only 129 right now, but has very long chainstay length so will not always find traction when climbing and will be very hard to loft the front tire over any obstacles unless you are highly skilled and fit.



I looked at the Mayhem again yesterday at another Walmart. It was in the chest-level bike rack. Lifting it up and putting it back in the rack convinced me that I want no part of that heavy bike. :lol:
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby Purple Haze » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:19 am

What do you think your going to get with fat tires and a 129 dollar price tag :lol:
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby Bruce » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 pm

Purple Haze wrote:What do you think your going to get with fat tires and a 129 dollar price tag :lol:


Yes, I think my expectations are too high.

BTW, I stopped at Target today to look at a Schwinn Ascension but they didn't have one even though their website said they did. And they won't ship.
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby Bruce » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:53 pm

I stopped at another Target this week and they had a Schwinn Ascension. Nice bike. So far of all the bbs bikes I've seen in real life I like it the best. Only concern was the standover height was a snug fit to the boys. I was doing some research about it on Tomcat65's thread and then drifted over to his Malus thread. The Malus looks like a lot of fun for the price. So I ordered one. Thanks for the informative threads, Tomcat65.
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby Tomcat65 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:17 pm

Hey, I'm just sharing the fun I'm having with these bikes. :)
I've been fortunate in a way, to spend a little to a lot of time with many of the bikes commonly mentioned on here (as many of us have,) but I do wish more people would post real specs and pics of what they find on the bikes they actually own.
ToTheBeach does really cool recycles, mostly in the 26'ers section, I love those old school MTB's.
dddd and Biggin made the Huffy elite a star on here, dddd has a huge amount of helpful information swimming around in his head.
Desertguns hooked me on his Deception Raw thread. He's done many other bikes, but that one was what brought me here, and kept me interested enough to sign on.
Orvil, WDR, Catdaddy, Purple Haze, BikesRfun, Falkon45, so many people have influenced people to buy one over the others, and helped a LOT of folks find what they need to get back on the road or just make it more fun..
I hope you have a BLAST with the Malus, It's heavy, but when you overcome that, it's way capable and just keeps rolling. I've beaten trail loop times against my Ascension with it, All I can figure is that the tires just grip better and give me a tiny bit more confidence. Keep us updated with the things you do with it!
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby desertguns » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:37 pm

Purple Haze wrote:What do you think your going to get with fat tires and a 129 dollar price tag :lol:

That's kind of offensive. It's the kind of snotty, end of your nose remark you can find at the four letter form. For $129 you'll get a serviceable big box bike to ride & do with whatever you like. That's what I know you'll get. It's what I always get.
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby desertguns » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:41 pm

Tomcat65 wrote:Desertguns hooked me on his Deception Raw thread. He's done many other bikes, but that one was what brought me here, and kept me interested enough to sign on.

Hey dude, don't blame your bi-wheeled addictions on me. I don't even work here. :twisted:
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Re: Frame Dimensions

Postby Bruce » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:17 pm

So I got my Malus today. I only had time to take it out of the box, but it looks to have arrived in good shape. Maybe it's because I've been riding an old steel framed mountain bike with heavy cheap parts, but it really didn't feel as heavy as I was expecting. I have a cheap bike tool kit on the way and I plan on cleaning, repacking, and adjusting all the bearings before I ride it - If I can hold off that long. :)
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