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HEAD Mountain Bikes

Evolutionarily speaking, humans just don't have the neck muscles needed to sustain a long-distance, upside-down ride on a bike. And can you imagine all the horrific injuries resulting from riders crashing while wearing clip-in helmets? Yowch.
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  • (11:27 AM, 1/30/2013) jbaillio is tempted but would be swayed more by real reviews.


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Gas prices are heading back up. Good time to start looking for some commuting alternatives. Or just bike for exercise. That's good too.



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"Contrary to what you might think based on the name, you're actually supposed to pedal with your feet."


I LOL'd. That was awesome!

embhorn


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Richard Head. I'm totally using that next time in lieu of The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 bag.

Jixiar


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Having owned one of these delightful bicycles for over six years, I can definitely say they are VERY durable, but also very light! I am not a small guy, and my dual-suspension bike ran like a champ for a long, long time, with minimal maintenance. If I were in better shape these days, I'd definitely invest in another one.

willbroe


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I'm almost 6' with a 32-ish inseam, what size should I get?

sodalite


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willbroe wrote:I'm almost 6' with a 32-ish inseam, what size should I get?



your leg length or stand-over is really what you want to measure. you might wear 32" inseam (usually measured from a pair of pants), but have a 35" stand-over depending on how you wear your clothes. this is easiest to accurately measure by:
Stand against a wall, with a book between your legs as high as it will go, spine side up. Have your assistant measure from the floor to the top of the book's spine. This is your stand-over length. (if no assistant is available: use a pencil to mark this height on a wall, or door frame, then measure. this is only good if no one is around since you will look very silly.)

there are many on-line bike size calculators. here is a good one i found:
ebicycles frame sizer
it suggests you get a 18" or 19" mountain bike frame.

ride safe!

happymaria


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I want a mountain bike indeed! But for me, a little expensive...

arrowdrums


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Not that good of a deal. HEAD to your local Sun & Ski or Performance Bike or local bike store, and you can find equivalent group sets for the same (if not cheaper) prices. The frames are pretty much all made in the same factories as Fuji, GT, Giant, etc. so you're not losing anything there. It's the group of components that you look for, and these are nothing special compared to bike store bikes and prices.

Buying at a local bike store also means that they build the bike for you, size you to the bike, and usually give free maintenance for a year, if not for as long as you own it. Don't get me wrong, these are leaps and bounds better than a Walmart or Academy bike, but nothing you can't get locally, with better results.

- Cyclist of Seven Years

jbaillio


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tempting to me but there are really no reviews to be found anywhere. Plus very vague specs.

bakerzdosen


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Gotta get me some "XTR rapid rire" shifters on the Pro Elite.

The funny thing is that there is no obvious correction for that. Remember that XTR rear derailleurs and shifters have come in "rapid-rise" in previous model years. However, they probably mean "Rapidfire."

Both are one character off.

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bakerzdosen wrote:Gotta get me some "XTR rapid rire" shifters on the Pro Elite.

The funny thing is that there is no obvious correction for that. Remember that XTR rear derailleurs and shifters have come in "rapid-rise" in previous model years. However, they probably mean "Rapidfire."

Both are one character off.



Hmmmm, I'll send that in for investigation. Thanks for pointing it out. You get the non-existent editor-for-a-day badge that has no monetary value. Enjoy!



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I found this review of this bike "@@ Read the review of Head Seek Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels, 17-Inch Frame, Black) - by Layla Sidesplitter, what a majuscule economic value from this shopping on the web. I just received the Head Seek Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels, 17-Inch Frame, Black) the other day. I utterly love this, this works amazing. I have been using it due to the fact it came! Really help everybody helpfull. And I am recomending it to you! Please read more on the store. If you’re looking for the Head Seek Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike (26-Inch Wheels, 17-Inch Frame, Black) then perchance this intersection is scoop for most people."

I think it was a bad translation (and funny), but Head's site has beans for info about the features.