Decision needed [New Bicycle]

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by kakashisen77, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. kakashisen77

    kakashisen77 New Member

    Dec 10, 2005
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    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

  2. bobbyOCR

    bobbyOCR New Member

    Aug 31, 2005
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    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.