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Is this deal too good to be true?
Sam's Club is featuring a Motiv Rockport 26" 24 speed mountain bike for $99.00. The sign says it was originally $279.00. I haven't been on a bike in many years and would like to start riding again. Can anyone give me some info about this product?
Posted by Allen B a 57 year old from Bucks County PA on 12/03/01

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  • Re: Is this deal too good to be true?
    Take it from us, you'll get what you pay for. The Motiv is a cheap, heavy bike. Go ahead and pick it up. It's a 35 pound pig. Your best bet, considering your age and state of fitness is a 'comfort bike'. Comfort bikes have wider seats for comfort, a more upright seating position and are smooth and pleasant to ride. You should buy this at your local bike shop. The advantages are numerous. You'll get the right sized bike for you (very important). You'll get service, support and advice. You will get a much higher quality bike, that will last you a lot longer and is far more pleasurable to ride. Yes, you will spend more, but what price happiness? Visit a few shops while you're at it and see what kind of help and advice you get.
    Posted by STP a 42 year old riding a K2 Razorback from Palmdale on 12/03/01

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    • Re: Is this deal too good to be true?
      Ha Ha, sure it's only 35 lbs STP? I picked up a display scale in Costco and walked over to the bike aisle one day. The FS Motiv I weighed was a 40 lb hunk of junk! While that weight is acceptable for a high-performance highly suspended downhill rig it's just ridiculous for that pig-dog mild-steel sidewalk-cruising bike called the Motiv. ;-)
      Posted by Duggle a ancient year old riding a Jekyll from San Diego on 12/09/01

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  • Re: Is this deal too good to be true?
    You dudes are tough. My God, for $99 you get:
    1. Full Suspension with excellent travel length.
    2. A solid well made aluminum frame.
    3. All Shimano. Acera front and rear deraillers. Shimano crank.
    4. Gripshift.
    5. Excellent tires and rims.
    6. Great brakes.

    Go find another deal like this anywhere else. The bike may be slightly heavy; but it isn't bad. If you compare to the Walmart or Kmart $99 bikes, it ain't even close. the *mart bikes are real junk in this $ range. I personally think this is a great bike for a beginner and worth $200. Buy it. If you don't like it, sell it on ebay in two months for $150.
    Good luck.
    Posted by Gpenegar@mindspring.com a 40 year old Weekend Warrior from Cheraw, SC, USA on 12/10/01

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  • Re: Is this deal too good to be true?
    $99.00 hmm.......I bought 3 of em! The tires and wheels are worth that!
    Posted by Bike Crazy a 42 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Too many to list from Woodlands,TXUSA on 12/30/01

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  • Re: Is this deal too good to be true?
    Well i dont know about these bikes and have very less idea about them. I feel it's really the time now to get over here and know more about them. I have done research on cheap essay writing service articles which was written on various bikes and gained of much of knowledge.
    Posted by DennisDixon on 08/18/17

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