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motiv bicycles
Can anyone tell me where I can find the motiv bicyle home page. Seen the bicycles at Sam's and was wondering if they made a 18" for my 5 yr old.
Posted by Roy Adcock a 40 year old Weekend Warrior on 1/23/00

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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    I dont think Motiv has a homepage, but i do know that they are located in Anaheim off the 91 fwy right off the Kraemer/Glassell exit....from there, I cant remember how to get to the factory. My dad's friend runs a bike shop in Balboa, CA..and he gets all his bikes from there. Just make sure you buy the new ones...the discounted models are obviously used or reject models and are not worth the money or trouble.
    Posted by TubaPapa a 18 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Piece of crap from Riverside on 2/08/00

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    • Re: motiv bicycles
      i saw them over at sam's to i usally do not go to sam's anymore and i was wondering if they had them if they stell do could you e-mail me my address is blabberbox_2000@yahoo.com
      Posted by Cody Williams a 13 year old Die-hard Enthusiast from lewistown PA on 5/18/00
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    • Re: motiv bicycles
      I was looking for a home page
      Posted by Mikeymaddog a 10 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a plateau by motiv from charleston,sc on 06/12/01
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  • wheels or frame
    First of all, you silly guy, I'm 5'9" and ride an 18." I'm assuming that you PROBABLY meant the wheel size, but thhen again, your five year old might be frikken' huge. Watch them measurements there bud.
    Posted by Sparkman a 16 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Schwinn Clunker from Auburn on 1/24/00

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    • Re: wheels or frame
      childrens bicycles are sized differently, I think its seat to floor. Next time know what you are talking about, before you think other peolpe don't.... friendly reminder.
      Posted by Susan on 4/02/00

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      • Re: wheels or frame
        Aa far as I know, kids' bikes are sized by wheel size only. They typically run 12", 16" or 20". I've purchased a few. I've never heard of a seat to floor measurement, which doesn't make sense anyway given the adjusability of the seat. Might wanna check that out.
        Posted by Father of 4 on 4/03/00
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      • Re: wheels or frame
        Susan, you dont know what the hell your talking about. No company measures from "seat to floor" for bike sizing. Get a clue adn shop somewhere other than Kmart for a change.
        Posted by Ron T. riding a 20 on 5/18/00

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        • Re: measure of kids bikes
          I know this is a late response, but, as a veteran of the mass market bikes for kids biz for 20" years, I CAN give her partial credit for her answer. The actual measurement used for kids bikes (classified as Sidewalk bikes under CPSC guidelines) is top of frame tube (use a boys bike to measure for proper size for a girls frame)to floor. The inseam measurement of the child should be at least 1 1/2-2" longer than the frame to floor measurement.

          Also, I can give Susan FULL credit for attempting to be supportive and helpful (instead of being a rude flamer like "others" noted here)

          BE NICE!
          Posted by Paula on 04/16/01
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    I can't find a web page, but here's the phone Anaheim Ca 714-238-1000 fax 714-238-1010 Street address 3140 B Coronado, 92806. Hope it helps.
    Posted by Susan on 4/03/00
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    An 18" bike for a five year old?? what are you raising there, Sasquatch???
    Posted by Ron T. on 5/18/00
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    • Re: motiv bicycles
      Ok Everyone, lets be nice to Susan, There is alot of conflicting info out there. Susan, What you are probably looking for is a 20" Wheel Bike. I don't know anything aboutthe bikes that you are asking about, but almost evry Co out there Makes a bike this size. I have 2 girls, one rides a Trek mountain lion and the other one rides a KHS montanna raptor. They have had these Bikes for about 4 years now with no Malfunctions. You May want to consider taking your child to a dealer and have him/her fitted. You will spend a little more money, but it is well worth it.
      Posted by Trailblazer a 33 year old Weekend Warrior riding a khs FSR with kids in tow from Hemet Ca on 5/18/00
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    OK OK People let's have a little order around here first off I want to clear a couple of things up for everyone.
    1st In todays world bikes are measured in all differnt ways
    it depends on the mfg. some companys like huffy and royce union and other b rate companys measure them by the wheel size up to the rim size of 26 in. then they measure them by the frame and that would be from the crank to the goose neck or the goose neck to the seat post but that again depends on the mfg. so would all of you quit being so cenical and get along we aer a dying breed and we need to stick together thank you the mountian master I would give a little piece of advice to all out there if you want to buy a bike go talk to a reputable dealer you don't have to buy although he\she would like you to but if they are reputable they would be more than happy to help you out because most people that work in decent shops are not just owners or sales people but enthusiasts as well and like I said if they are reputable they just want everyone to be safe and enjoy themselves especially the children. the mountain master has spoke( a 26 yr mountian bike racer and rider)
    And as far as Sams club goes yes they are selling full suspension motiv's with grip shifters and full shimano systems 24 speed alum.bodys for $299.00 and $249.00 I saw them tonight in Lansing MI good luck to all and have fun.
    Posted by K.E. Smith a 35 year old Racer riding a Trek from Lansing MI on 01/19/01
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    • Re: motiv bicycles
      Are the Motiv Mountain Bikes at Sam's Club any good? I have an old Nishiki that I have ridden into the ground and I would like to upgrade instead of spending the money to fix the one I have. I saw the ones at Sam's Club for $249.99 and wondered if they were any good. Does anybody know?
      Posted by Avid Rider a 30 year old Downhiller from LA, CA on 02/19/01
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      • Re: motiv bicycles
        as a quick response... if you're a downhiller then you want a full suspension bike that will be strong enough for a beating. A $250 Sam's Club bike hardly sounds reasonable. But it takes all types to tear it up, give it a shot if ya gotta.
        Posted by Chameleon a 24 year old Cross-Country from NW US of A on 02/19/01
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        • Re: motiv bicycles
          dude, i got one of those motiv fullsusp. bikes at sams
          club for $219, i broke both wheels/rims and snapped
          the front fork in two within a week. i ride downhill and
          slol. i like the frame - weight, geometry... but it took
          about $500 bucks to adapt it from preschool to grad. i
          threw out all that sis crap and went to a xt single
          derailler and a single chain ring/roller assembly by Mr.
          Dirt. for a front i put in a phsillo dual crown 250mm
          gas/oil. for wheels i put on bigmammoth sunrims w/irc
          notos xc foldables. i work for a bike store so i got some
          incredible deals... i guess mt point is that motiv doesnt
          know s*#t about components but they can make a
          mean frame! i have been riding this thing like an old
          whore and it hasnt peeped a complaint yet. i am
          ordering a fox shock 4"travel for the rear so well see if i
          can break the invincible machine! oh yeah, im 6,4"
          250lbs.
          -dusty
          Posted by Dusty a 21 year old Downhiller riding a motiv hybred from st.paul,mn on 02/28/01
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          • Re: motiv bicycles
            I can see why you are having problems, with your Motiv FSR. First off, all mountain bikes are not designed to go off road. Anything below the $500.00 mark is usually a Mountain bike "Style", and can and should only be used for light off road duty (yes this includes Full Suspension models). Motiv bicycles are intended for the person who takes thier bike out on the weekends, ususlly with thier kids, and are not doing gonzo single tracks. In otherwords, someone who will not spend 20 hours on his bike each week.
            At 250 pounds, and 6'4", and treating your ride like a "whore", of course you are breaking wheels, and front suspensions. You will do that with any bike you buy. May I suggest you find out if your Motiv FSR is the right fit for you. Secondly, considure buying 36 hole MINIMUM rims (SUN rims come to mind), and a double crown fork, to accomodate the weight load, and type of riding you do. Believe it or not, there is a weight limit on most bicycles. The best wayto find out if you are within Specs, is to contact the manufacturer, since they never put this information in the catalogs. Motiv's number is (800) 229-6684.
            Since I do not know you personally, and cannot make a real judgemant call, I'll leave it at this; I have owned four (4) MOTIV bicycles over the past seven years. I do not buy them for the componentry, rather for the strong steel frames they provide. I usually spec out my own bikes with whatever I find on sale (usually last years XT, or LX). I do not like the feel of aluminum, and most steel bikes on the market are a lot of money for junk I will usually toss into my "spare parts bin". Motiv as I have already stated, provides a good quality steel frame for anyone who wants steel and is willing to upgrade.
            Posted by Ralph D. Prieto a 42 year old riding a Motiv hybrid MTB's, Univega Road, Recumbents from Long Beach,CA on 03/01/01
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            • Re: motiv bicycles
              I,m thinking of buying a Motiv Ground Pounder 400 English pounds(about 600 dollars) are they any good?

              Ive only ever ridden road racing bikes before, so these mountain bikes are rather strange to me. By the way I weigh around 200pounds or 92 kilo's in new money.
              Posted by Simon a 40 year old riding a Suzuki GSXR750 from Manchester England on 04/10/01
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            • Re: motiv bicycles
              Dear Ralph:
              Ive just acquired a Motiv CA 480.

              Its my first MTB, so IŽll like to know a little more about it. Could you tell me any inconvenients?
              Thanks, I live in mexico city and good bicycles are difficult to obtain in here!

              Arturo, A good promise for the MTB sports!
              Posted by Arturo Ybarra a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a motiv CA 480 (Aluminium ) from Mexico City on 03/06/02
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            • Re: motiv bicycles
              Dear Ralph:
              Ive just acquired a Motiv CA 480.

              Its my first MTB, so IŽll like to know a little more about it. Could you tell me any inconvenients?
              Thanks, I live in mexico city and good bicycles are difficult to obtain in here!

              Arturo, A good promise for the MTB sports!
              Posted by Arturo Ybarra a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a motiv CA 480 (Aluminium ) from Mexico City on 03/06/02
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            • Re: motiv bicycles
              Ralph, I am interested in the upgrades you mentioned. Partly because I would like to know about what parts to expect to give out first and which parts will make reasonable replacements. I bought my Motiv Ground pounder (7005 aluminum frame) at Costco for $250.00 knowing I could spend a lot more on a "Good/Heavy Duty" bike. Since I don't expect to do any extreme riding, this bike seemed a good compromise for an outta shape overwieght fella without much extra cash. So far the bike is holding up better than I am.

              Hopefully I will be in good enough shape to do some mild off road riding when we go camping this summer. I am trying to set a more active example for my young teen age son. I bought him a cheaper "Wally World Special" hoping he will wear it out.

              Posted by Dennis a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 19 on 04/21/02
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            • Re: motiv bicycles
              Ralph, I am interested in the upgrades you mentioned. Partly because I would like to know about what parts to expect to give out first and which parts will make reasonable replacements. I bought my Motiv Ground pounder (7005 aluminum frame) at Costco for $250.00 knowing I could spend a lot more on a "Good/Heavy Duty" bike. Since I don't expect to do any extreme riding, this bike seemed a good compromise for an outta shape overwieght fella without much extra cash. So far the bike is holding up better than I am.

              Hopefully I will be in good enough shape to do some mild off road riding when we go camping this summer. I am trying to set a more active example for my young teen age son. I bought him a cheaper "Wally World Special" hoping he will wear it out.

              Posted by Dennis a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 19 on 04/21/02
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      • Re: motiv bicycles
        Sorry your Nishiki is getting worn out. If you're interested in anything but moderate recreational use around the picnic ground, stay away from cheap bikes. If all you want to spend is $250, why not buy a good used bike? Save up just a little more, and you can get an older bike, that is way more trail worthy than any dept store junk (lighter too!). I picked up a 93' Specialized Stumpjumper for $300. Yeah, it's got cantilever brakes, but it was in excellent condition. The only thing I've had to do, is to replace the brake cables and pads and it stops great. It did get a tune up and it runs fine. For a measly $400-$500, you can find Stumpjumpers that are even newer. I also see Schwinn Homegrowns (their top of the line race hardtails) for about the same price. Nothing wrong with a trail worthy hardtail. Try MTBR.com classifieds also and when purchasing a bike online, consider an escrow service. Do the research on what you want and be patient. Good luck
        Posted by STP a 41 year old riding a 98' Schwinn Homegrown from Lancaster on 02/20/01
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      • Re: motiv bicycles
        I purchased the MOTIV ROCKPOINT last year and i live in the country on bumpy dirt roads and have enjoyed many rides unfortunatelly i paid $299.00 and now you can get it for $249.00 If you are looking for a nice bike this one is great the seat might be a little hard but just puta gel pad on and go have some FUN!!
        Posted by Rickster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a 33 year old Weekend Warrior riding a 26 on 05/29/01
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        • Re: motiv bicycles
          wow, I just bought a motiv rockpoint at Sams for $99, regular $299. who cares how long it lasts at that price. maybe i'll go back and buy a couple of spare motivs this weekend.
          Posted by Curtster a 34 year old Weekend Warrior riding a motiv rockpoint from kentucky on 12/12/01
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          • Re: motiv bicycles
            You've got to wonder why Sam's is unloading this bike for $99. I bought two this past weekend for my boys. I'm very impressed with the quality. I've been looking for a quality Mountain Bike at a good price, but this was incredible. Maybe I should replace my old Fuji with one for me.
            Posted by Gpenegar@mindspring.com a 40 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Fuji from Cheraw, SC, USA on 12/12/01
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    Roy i bought a trek 230 for my daughter it's held up great it cost me about 200 bucks but it's been worth it she's ridden it alot and i have peace of mind that the bike was built right.. I've had a motiv yrs ago when i was starting out and it had a bent frame .... I took it back to price club and went to a bike shop and bought me a trek... I still enjoy riding that bike.
    Posted by Wingman a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a FSR Enduro Comp from Chula vista on 02/20/01
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    I was thinking about getting a Motiv, too. I was wondering if it could take 4ft+ jumps like my schwinn.
    Posted by CMAN, a 14 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Schwinn Sidewinder 24 from VA on 03/01/01
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    Get your boy a 20" BMX bike for now. He'll thank you.
    Posted by Moe a 34 year old riding a Enduro Thingy from Aliso Viejo on 06/13/01
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    I got my Motiv Plateau bike from sams. Somehow the back rim got bent. No one can fix it. i was wondering if u guys know where i could find a 3 spoked wheel set for my bike. if u guys find one plz e mail me at samio888@hotmail.com
    Posted by Sami a 13 year old Racer riding a Motiv Plateau from Dallas, Texas on 05/29/02
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    cuold i have a price check
    Posted by Demonio a 26 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Moyiv CA.480 shimano equipped from LA,ca. on 06/08/02
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    • Re: motiv bicycles
      I just found Motiv mountain bike discounted on Yahoo's store site.
      shop.store.yahoo.com
      Price is the lowest I've seen. Only 1 mountain bike variety though
      Posted by Annette riding a none currently on 06/12/02
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  • Re: motiv bicycles
    Dear Roy,

    I searched forever and found that one of your reply's was actually helpful. You have to call Motiv Sports at 800 229-6684. I was looking for the website, and finally found that their website is under construction. It is www.motivsports.com. Hopefully this helps.
    Posted by Crfdbigboy a 41 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Rockpoint from Larkspur, CO on 02/27/03
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