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Motiv bikes
just bought 2 motiv bikes at an auction and want to know if i got a good deal. 1 is a crosscreek and the other is a custom cruiseer. both are new with manuals and tags still on them. any info?
Posted by Wanting to ride on 8/12/00

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  • Re: Motiv bikes
    I hate to be a downer but the two motiv bikes that I used to own had bent frames .... folks save your money and spend it on something worth while....
    Posted by Wingman a 34 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Tricked trek 6000 from Chula vista on 8/13/00

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      What's the name of your bike? I just bought a groundpounder and I've put it thru some pretty tough trail work, No bent frame yet but I'm not trying to thrash it either!

      It's a little heavy but I need the weight for training so It's not a problem now.
      Posted by Mp a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Groundpounder from Laverne on 04/23/02

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  • Re: Motiv bikes
    I don't know about those two, I have a Rockpoint, but mine seems to be a very good bike so far. The company is also very customer friendly and will assist you in any way. If something breaks, they will replace it free of charge, no questions asked.
    Posted by Dbrad a 27 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Rockpoint slowly being upgraded from Laurel, MD on 8/14/00

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      how did you contact motiv i cant find a thing on them
      Posted by Novocaine a 19 year old riding a motiv yukon with a z5 fork on 11/28/00

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        their website is www.motivsports.com it is currently being updated, so it is unaccessible. hopefully it will be up soon. i don't know about their bicycles, but their joggette for carrying children while running or just trail walking is great. and its big ! I'm 6'8" and it is a nice height for me.
        Posted by Chuck sigloh a 39 year old Weekend Warrior from used to be colorado on 03/05/01

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        • Re: Motiv bikes
          thanks it taken me forever to find that out ill keep a lookk out for it thanks alot for that.
          Posted by Novocaine a 19 year old Downhiller riding a motiv yukon from england (im a pom) on 03/24/01

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          • Re: Motiv bikes
            Motiv's phone number is 1-800-742-5877. They open at 8:00 PCT and have excellent service and very nice folks to deal with, will do anything possible to help customers.

            We bought a couple of Clown Bikes last year for our grandsons for Christmas, they have ridden them so much and both say that's the best gift they've ever received. I called to request some extra tires for when they wear these ones out, were shipped out immediately.
            Posted by Jacki a 55 year old from Denham Springs, LA on 12/11/02

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      I was given a used Motiv jogger stroller and would like to contact the company to order a few parts that I need. Do you know how to contact them? If so could you please post thier number or address? Thanks in advance.
      Posted by New mother a 32 year old from Vancouver,B.C. Canada on 01/13/01

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        You can contact Motiv Sports at

        Motiv Sports Inc.
        3140 B Coronado
        Anaheim, CA 92806

        Phone: 714-238-1000 FAX 714-238-1010
        Posted by Multi-man a 50 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Rock Point from Roy, UT on 03/22/01

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        I have a Motiv jogr'cycle and need a replacement seat. Mine was neon yellow. They do not make parts anymore. Do you know where I can find a replacement seat?

        Posted by New Mother a 30 year old riding a jogr'cycle from North Wilkesboro, NC on 10/16/01

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      I just bought a MOTIV Rockpoint bike at Sam's Club. It came
      with no owner's manual. Did your bike come with an owner's
      manual?
      Posted by David Huddleston a 44 year old Downhiller riding a Rockpoint from Layton, UT on 05/22/01

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        hey david same here i bought a motiv rockpoint at sams club for 269$ and i did not get a owners manual anyone know where i could get one
        Posted by Lukej a 14 year old Downhiller riding a motiv rockpoint from ak on 05/26/01

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        • Re: Motiv bikes
          call thier customer service hotline at 1 800 229 6684
          Posted by Dennis Brown a 47 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Ground Pounder on 03/03/02

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        hey david same here i bought a motiv rockpoint at sams club for 269$ and i did not get a owners manual anyone know where i could get one
        Posted by Lukej a 14 year old Downhiller riding a motiv rockpoint from ak on 05/26/01

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        Motiv Bicycles
        M.S.I. Bicycle Company
        3140 B Coronado
        Anaheim, CA 92806
        Cutomer Service & Local Authorized Motiv Service Center nearest you call: 1-800-229-6684
        Posted by J.Strick a 15 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Rockpoint 24 speed from Ohio on 06/06/01

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        call thier customer service hotline at 1 800 229 6684
        Posted by Dennis Brown a 47 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motive Ground Pounder from Springfield OR on 03/03/02

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      I have a Motiv RockPoint I need a part for my bike soon it is a part that holds the shock forks and the stearing shaft if anny body can find this info or knows where i can get this pleast E-mail me @ lacrosserules04@hotmail.com
      Thanx
      Posted by Super Spike a 14 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv RockPoint from Virginia on 07/17/01

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      I have a Rock Point bike also. I think its sweet and i'm glade you like it also!
      Posted by Garrick Fredericks a 12 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Rock Point from Rutland,Vt,U.S.A. on 04/14/02

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  • Re: Motiv bikes
    Motiv bikes are sold at Costco. They are not a "high end" bike but I believe they are good bikes. I bought two Motiv's(Stonegrinder and Rockridge)six years ago and they preformed well. They had Shimano brakes/gears/shifters/derailers. I still have them and they work fine but because they are rigid bikes (no suspension), I bought a full suspension bike. The welds, frame, components, all held up and it was a great bike to learn on. You can check www.mtbr.com and see what owners of your type of bike are saying about it.
    Posted by Steve-o a 38 year old riding a Mongoose MGXd50i FS from SanDiego on 8/14/00

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  • Re: Motiv bikes
    I've had a motiv rockridge for over a year now, and I have to say it has served me well. When I lived in New England it tore through the woods and stumps, now I live in Tucson and it has preformed just as well if not better on the rocky terrian. It all boils down to what you like... I would say it is a step or two better than most full-suspension bikes in it's price range (that's where buying it at a price club has it's benefits). I don't think you will find a better full-suspension for the price. You could get a better hard tail for less money, but I bought a slightly used Gary Fisher hard-tail and prefer to use the motiv because of the suspension. Some of my buddies who were stuck on the hardtails said things like "they are too heavy" or they "sap-energy" up hills and on strong pushes because of the flex. They have seen me clear rocks that have pitched them, and some of them have fallen in love with them after one ride. Many times it's not the rock or root in front of you that gets you, its the back tire hitting something you thought you cleared... with FS it's just a bump in the trail. If I had to do it all over again with the same budget I would.
    Posted by Mhadmhan a 24 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv '00 rockridge from Tucson AZ on 05/12/01

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  • Re: Motiv bikes
    We just purchased two Motiv mountin bikes at Costco. They came with manuals. Compared to the other bikes we owned, we like these a lot. We paid $165 each.
    Posted by Zelig a Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv from Skokie IL on 06/10/01

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      Hey! I am glad to hear they are good bikes, my husband and I just bought the same 2 bikes (smoothies?) and we hope they prove to be good for us, at least good exercise. The Katie Trail here in Missouri is a big thing for people to do. Ride some, drink some wine and ride some more.
      Thanks
      Posted by Margie Simon a ?? year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Smoothie from Missouri on 06/08/03

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        Today June 8th 2003, I sar (my white man east coast Long Island accent) a lady with the blue/yellow Motiv full susp. bike on the trail. The Costco beauty didn't quite seem up to par as she was walking it up a switchback. Or poorhaps she sucked as a rider. I'm guessing she blows as a rider and the bike being no lightweight didn't help i-there. That is all. Now I must get back to my volleybahl game.
        Posted by Fatcat on 06/08/03

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  • Re: Motiv bikes
    motive bike aren't that good. go to your local bike store to check out some of there bikes. they cost a lot but it is worth the money. bike store bikes are a lot nicer and lighter. they have better shox too. get a giant bike they are really nice. www.giant-bicycles.com
    Posted by Tranman a 14 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a giant warp ds2 from US on 07/05/01

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      I have a GIANT and a Motiv and for the money GIANT $350 and MOTIV $99, the Motiv totally blows the GIANT away. I have had the GIANT in for repairs back at the GIANT dealer some many times I figured I save more if I would just scrap it. It broke my heart beacause the GIANT is only 3 years old. I am purposely abusing the MOTIV in it's first 30 days to see how it will hold up, and it is totally surprising me.
      Posted by JT a 37 year old Weekend Warrior on 07/18/01

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      After hurting my heal running I decided to start biking. I bought a Motiv Groundpounder at Costco. For the money it is a good bike. Seven months later I am now ready to buy a better bike at a bike shop. But, remember not everybody that starts a new athletic regime sticks with it. The Motiv was the right bike at the right price at the time. If I had bought an expensive bike to start and didn't stick with the sport it would have been a waste of money.

      I have read some of the horror stories of department store bikes, but would like to point out that Costco hires a contractor to assemble their bikes. They don't leave it to a pimple faced kid as an extra chore in the back room.
      Posted by James on 09/03/01

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  • Re: Motiv bikes
    I just bought a cross Creek motiv alate mt for $90 used. Did i get a good deal? What do you think of this bike?
    Posted by Je a 39 year old riding a motiv from aville on 08/25/01

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  • Re: Motiv bikes
    i just bought a motiv plateau trick bike and i was wondering if this bike is any good
    Posted by DEIUS a 17 year old Racer riding a motiv plateau from charlottsville,va,22903 on 08/25/01

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  • Re: Motiv bikes

    Hey dood. I bought a Motiv Rockpoint 24-speed about a year ago dood. I have whacked it around a good bit and so far nothing has stopped it dood.

    Posted by Dood a 3 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a various from Houston, Texas on 09/03/01

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    • Re: Motiv bikes
      My son worked doing hay for 3 months and got paid not very much for it. However--he decided he needed a new (for once ) bike and he bought a Motiv bike at Sams Club for about $250. It has had mostly street use, as where we are now, there is no terrain to use. It has been trouble since the first week. Its latest trick is the rear weld broke. This bike is just now about two years old-and doesnt have 300 miles on it. It has had bad gears and anythig else during this 2 years. As far as he is concerned, it was a waste of money and he should have bought a real bike--this is junk.
      Posted by ACZ a 16 year old riding a High ridge from Atlanta on 11/14/01

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      • What the ___?
        You're only 16 and have a son that can "work hay" and ride a bike. Your troubles ain't a bike, bro. Go get neutered.
        Posted by Just Say No on 11/14/01

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      • Re: Motiv bikes
        What many shoppers are unaware of is Costco's total
        customer satisfaction guarantee.....whereas Sam's Club
        does NOT. You could have put the bike thru its paces over
        a week or so to see how it performed and if it did not
        meet up to your expectations, you could simply return it.
        I know of NO other store that will allow you to do that.
        If your bike fell apart be it 6 minutes or 6 years later
        they would take it back. Only catch is.....keep your
        receipt because you have to have it if you expect a FULL
        refund; otherwise, (without it ) you will only get back
        the final price thay carried that particular model at when
        they brought in newer models.
        Posted by TrailBlazer Wannabe a 54 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Murray Beach Cruiser from Garden Grove on 07/21/03

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  • Motiv bikes? i dunno
    I just bought a Motiv RockPoint, the was i bought it with the front wheel bent. I sent to motiv and they sent me a NEW bike and my money back! From what i've heard/experianced Motiv is a company looked down on b/c they're not popular yet. My friend bought a Motiv Altitude(BMX), that bike has gone through everything the only other bike i've seen take that beating and keep working was a $500 Mongoose (in BMX terms anyway).
    Posted by Your mom a 18 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Motiv RockPoint from Grand Rapids, MI on 12/14/01

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    • Re: Motiv bikes? i dunno
      I got a Motiv Plataue BMX bike new for $70, I thought it would be a peice of crap (I planned on replaceing tne parts when they went out) but it turnned out to be really durable and strong. The only thing I had to replace was the mags because they were too heavy.
      Posted by B3freak a 15 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Motiv bmx series plataue from kansas on 03/12/02

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      • Re: Motiv bikes?
        i got a motiv rock point for x-mas last year and every thing is messing up on it, the rear bearings the fork seals broke the crank stripped and the derailler keeps messing up and body have any suggestions
        Posted by Rob s a 16 year old Weekend Warrior riding a motiv rockpoint from struthers ohio on 04/15/02

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        • Re: Motiv bikes?
          Get a new bike. If you try to fix it, you'll spend more money than the bike's worth.
          Posted by Mike T a 18 year old Racer riding a Trek Fuel 90 Disc from La Verne on 06/08/03

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          • Re: Motiv bikes?
            What many shoppers are unaware of is Costco's total
            customer satisfaction guarantee.....whereas Sam's Club
            does NOT. You could have put the bike thru its paces over
            a week or so to see how it performed and if it did not
            meet up to your expectations, you could simply return it.
            I know of NO other store that will allow you to do that.
            If your bike fell apart be it 6 minutes or 6 years later
            they would take it back. Only catch is.....keep your
            receipt because you have to have it if you expect a FULL
            refund; otherwise, (without it ) you will only get back
            the final price thay carried that particular model at when
            they brought in newer models.
            Posted by TrailBlazer Wannabe a 54 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Murray Beach Cruiser from Garden Grove on 07/21/03

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