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Is The Gmc Topkick Mountain Bike A "bso"/bspoc?

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Is The Gmc Topkick Mountain Bike A "bso"/bspoc?

Postby dovev » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:19 pm

Guess I'll start buying stock in companies such as Bayer Aspirin, Excedrin and/or Tylenol.
You're gonna need one of those buying a cheap full suspension bike.


Front Derailleur: Falcon MF 31 T - Falcon derailleurs are ONLY used on cheap bikes.

Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-TZ30GS SIS - So low, it's not even listed on the Shimano website.

Etc., etc., etc......

The bike on Amazon...http://www.amazon.com/GMC-Topkick-Dual-S...


Giant full suspension bike - lowest priced one...http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bike...

Gee, now I wonder why there's a $700 price difference? (he said sarcastically)

Amazon.com sells ONE and ONLY one good brand of bicycles - Diamondback.
Still want a full squish bike? Here ya go...$1,000 - http://www.amazon.com/Diamondback-Suspen...

And then YOU assemble & tune-up the bike on top of that.
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Is The Gmc Topkick Mountain Bike A "bso"/bspoc?

Postby alastair » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:14 pm

Any decent full suspension is going to be $1200 or more.
There is no if ands or buts, unless you get it used and even then it might a $900-$1000.
And there is no way to judge how much time is left on the shock or linkage.

Getting a cheap full is way worse than getting a decent hard tail.
First, it is way heavy, like in the 35+ pound range.
Unless you want to push it up hills, it is no fun.
Second, the suspension usually is a pogo stick. This robs energy uphill and doesn't hug the terrain downhill.
Third,

the rear shock is often not tuneable for preload.
Fourth, often the makers cheap out on the design of the rear triangle.
I have many stories like "I rode it for the first time and the

rear triangle broke.
Can I get a replacement?" And the answer is no.

Get a good hardtail.
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Is The Gmc Topkick Mountain Bike A "bso"/bspoc?

Postby Fairlee » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:45 am

GMC doesn't make bicycles.
It's made by Kent.
http://www.kentbicycles.com/bikes/gmc

Just another BSO/BSPOC.
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Is The Gmc Topkick Mountain Bike A "bso"/bspoc?

Postby Dillan » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:10 pm

Go to a bike shop and get a good hard tail bike.
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Is The Gmc Topkick Mountain Bike A "bso"/bspoc?

Postby Dantae » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:40 am

Any bike with the brand name of a car or truck or clothing line is a BSPOC. No exceptions. This includes GMC, Cadillac, Lamborghini, Jeep, Columbia and others.

Simple as that.
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