Decision needed [New Bicycle]


New Member
Dec 10, 2005
hey guys, iam just about to buy a bike not not sure btw two bikes.

could u plz tell me which bike is overall better and which u would prefer
MTX-2 Disc VS apollo Altitude XC 2006

prices listed...

Cheers :wink:

Cell MTX-2 Disc $459 AUD

Frame 7005 alloy frame with replaceable drop out
Fork RST CAPA Adjustable Fork
Stem Alloy stem, Kalloy-Uno
Handle bar Alloy rise handle bar, Kalloy-Uno.
Head set Neco.
Gear set Shimano click Rapid Fire 24 speed with Deore gears.
Front derailleur Shimano SIS Top Swing
Rear derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Shifters Shimano EF-29-8
Sprockets Shimano CS-HG-30-8I
Crank Shimano FC M405 Alivio, New Model.
BB.Set Shimano fully sealed cartridge bottom bracket
Chain KMC
Brakes Front and rear Tektro V-brakes.
Rims ALEX 2100BCNC side double wall alloy rims.
Hubs Qundo alloy hubs, front and rear Quick releases.
Spokes 14g stainless steel
Tires Innova 26x1.95.
Pedals VP852
Seat post Kalloy 27.2x300mm
Saddle Profil sports seat
Size 26x18.5" 26x21" (wheel sizeXframe size)
Available Colour Pearl White, Red
Weight Approximately 13.5kg

Apollo Altitude 2006 $469 AUD

Frame 7005 Oversized Aluminium Gussetted Frame w/ 50mm Bi-Oval DT, Snake Stays, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger & Disc Brake Mounts
Fork Suntour M-3010 w/ Preload Adjustment, 50mm Travel, Mini Boots & Disc Brake Mount
Rear Shock
Brake Levers
Brakes Tektro IO Mechanical Disc
Shifters Shimano EF50/EF29 24 Speed Ezi Fire
Front Derailleur Shimano CO-51
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
Bottom Bracket None
Crankset Suntour Alloy XCC-100 48 x 38 x 28T
Chain KMC Z-72
Pedals High Impact Nylon
Headset Cane Creek 1 1/8” Semi Sealed Ahead Set
Handlebar Stem Titan 1 1/8” Alloy Ahead w/ 15mm Rise
Handlebar Riser MTB w/ 30mm Rise
Hubs F. HUB: Alloy Parallax Disc w/ QR Axle R. HUB: Alloy Parallax Disc Cassette w/ QR Axle
Cassette / Freewheel Shimano HG30 8 Speed Cassette 11-30T
Spokes Black Stainless Steel
Rims / Wheelset Alex C1000 Alloy
Tyres MTB 26 x 2.0”
Seat Post MTB 26 x 2.0”
Saddle Adura Super Soft “ErgoTech” Dual Density MTB w/ TPE Base
Sizes 16” 40 cm S; 18” 45 cm M; 20” 50 cm L; 22” 55 cm XL
Colours Polish Silver/Polish Red or Satin Blue
The cell MTX-2. Not necessarily the disc. i am looking at getting an mtx-2 for an entry level xc (I'm on a VERY tight budget). It looks the best value. The promax disc brakes will probably disappoint. cheap disc brakes are usually not as good as v-brakes, the rotors will bend, and you will spend time and money keeping them stopping. The mtx 2 seems awesome bang for the buck, much MUCH better components, and IO disc brakes SUCK, so i would suggest the mtx 2.