Need your opinion of this bike

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by gilles27, May 2, 2005.

  1. gilles27

    gilles27 New Member

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    Hello, first of all, My english is very bad beacuse I'm a spanish man.
    I need your opion of Merida Kalahari 590
    Thanks

    Merida Kalahari 590
     
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  2. Labarum

    Labarum New Member

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    You have very good English, but I know nothing about the bicycle. :)
     
  3. gilles27

    gilles27 New Member

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    Thanks for your opinion Lobarum, but I haven't very good English,jejeje
    I am waiting your opinions
     
  4. gilles27

    gilles27 New Member

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    Lobatum, you can see the link, and take me your opinion of the bike.. :)
     
  5. LowCel

    LowCel New Member

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    It really depends on what type of riding you are going to be doing. If you are going to be mostly riding it on the roads and very mild trails the bike would be fine. If you are wanting to do tougher trails you would be better off spending a little more money for a better bike.

    It is a nice basic bike but it is not really a trail bike.
     
  6. gilles27

    gilles27 New Member

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    Thanks for your reply LowCel.
    I am going in mountain and also in asphalt. I do routes of 40 and 50 km's.
    The bike cost 375€
    I don't know very well.
    What is a trail bike?
    What is your opinion of the frame and the other components of the bike?
    Do you think this frame is a good base to improve the bike later?
    and again, Thanks LowCel.
    and sorry for my bad English.

    I am waiting your great opinions
     
  7. triguy98

    triguy98 New Member

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    I do not know the maker of this bike by name or reputation. However, due to that parts and fork, I would not advise this unless your mountian routes are easy. The components will hold up, your shifters and derailluers will be fine, but the fork is VERY low quality. I would not want to invest in better parts for this bike, it is not a good base. I would spend more money to start and get a higher quality bike.



     
  8. LowCel

    LowCel New Member

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    Pretty much the exact same thing I was thinking. Check out a Specialized Hard Rock or a Giant in the same price range. I think you will be much happier.
     
  9. mpm

    mpm New Member

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    Hi Gilles27,

    I speak spanish too (but I'll write in english). Any bike could be good or bad depends on what do you like to do with your bike. Merida Kalahari 590 is an entry level bike; let me suggest you to buy a Merida Matts Sport 300 (better frame, the same as the Matts Sport 700, with Alivio group) or a Merida Matts Sport 500 (great bike). If you think to upgrade components, don't spend your money on the Kalahari, go for a better bike

    Best regards.

    Marcelo - 1WD

    PD: where are you from ?
     
  10. DecSim

    DecSim New Member

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    Merida are the frame manufacturers for a lot of big names you will have heard of. I know they do GT. I think they do Mongoose (part of the GT family) and I think they do Specialized as well though Giant were/are making Specialized frames. They have started making their own bikes, hence the Merida branding , so as far as the frames go they should be well made.
     
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