Saturday, February 6, 2010

New! GMC Topkick Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike

GMC Topkick Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike

Product Description
Mens GMC Topkick 26" Dual suspension Bike with Shimano 21 speed index gearing~ For any service questions contact Kent at 1-800-451-KENT (5368) EST., for replacement parts, repair kits, tools and warranty information (or)

  • 21-speed mountain bike features a full-suspension, strong aluminum frame
  • Floating beam suspension design is mated to a Zoom suspension fork with elastomer/spring technology
  • Microshift push shifters and Shimano TZ-30GS derailleur
  • Strong aluminum wheelset featuring V-shape rim profile and high-flange alloy hubs
  • Front and rear Promax disk brakes work great, even in adverse conditions

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Good Bike value
I was looking for a bike to ride while on my beach weekends and vacations. I like everything about the bike except for two items: 1)the disc brakes need much adjustment to get them to not drag on the rotor, especially the front. 2)the derailler on the pedal sprocket needs A LOT of adjustment to shift up and down properly. I considered upgrading to an expensive pro model derailler but finally got this one to work.

Good for the price....
Like many other owners have said, it really must be "adjusted" at a bike shop for optimal use. The front brake takes some adjusting to sit just right and I personally had to rip off the plastic cover by the rear gears to keep the chain from catching, but after all this, I am still happy with the bike, seeing that others would have cost me $600 and up. I've taken this bike down trails at 35mph, jumping every bump on the way down, and as long as you keep the chain taught in a high gear and tighten all the bolts down well, you will have no problem. If it can handle the trails that I take it down in IL and MO, it should do just fine for most riders. I saw simalarities in the design of this bike to some Ironhorse models ranging from $1k to $3k, and that did it for me. Here's a pic of the bike in Shilom Springs State Park.

Great bike!
Haven't used a bike since my mid teen years and never put a bike together, order this bike after several weeks of researching and it's great and easy to use, packaging was very good and putting together was not hard at all, the only part that you have to put attention to is the front brake system but once your done is a great trail bike, have used it on street for about a week before taking to the trail and it's been great the seat could be more comfortable on street it tends to get uncomfortable on a 1 or 1 1/2 hour ride but on the trail the bike is as fun as it gets, ride with some friends and with their bikes I noticed that when they brake on trail their bike brakes lock and the bike starts sliding all over the place but with this bike you brake and it stops, the lower gears are fantastic to get you trough the steep areas and you can really feel the suspension working on the way down it's pretty cool, it fast, responsive and very sturdy, I think this is the best investment I've done to get me back in shape, On street my biddies mountain bike seams a bit faster on the high gears but I don't know if is the bike or the fact that I'm completely out of shape, but I was able to keep up better on the trail.

I 100% recommend this product for anyone that is in the market for a mountain bike, hope this helps.

One well-designed, sturdy bike!
After shopping around and reading reviews of other bikes, I decided on buying this one, even though it was on the higher end of mountain bikes under $300. I decided not to buy a road bike for two reasons: 1) the route I take to commute to and from work has many conditions unfavorable to road bikes and 2) the increased cost of road bikes. My commute is about 13 miles from home and I've been riding this bike for almost a month now 2-4 days a week. I can hop off sidewalks, run over speed bumps, go through gravel and dirt and the roughness/shock is substantially reduced due to the dual-suspension system on the bike. The brakes and gearshifters (after properly adjusting them) make a comfortable fit. The gears shift very smoothly from one speed to the next. The pedals, though made of a plastic composite, haven't cracked or broken yet.

Now onto the cons. One of the first things I noticed after riding is that my inner seat bones would get sore if I rode the bike for more than two days consecutively. Eventually, I had to replace the seat with something more comfortable. It's something any male bicyclist should do anyway because the stock seat (and many others with similar design) can cause impotence after long-term use. Secondly, the bike is on the heavier side weighing 38 lbs stock. There's not much to be done about this because the frame is naturally heavy. You can replace the tires and/or wheels, the seat, the handlebars, the pedals, and switch the disk brakes to rim brakes; but if you're going to do all that, you should probably get a more expensive bike that weighs less in the beginning.

Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase because I know that it's going to last me a long time. For the amount of money that it costed, if it does get stolen I can't get too upset. When I get tired of the weight of this bike (or if it gets stolen before then), I'll look into getting a more expensive, lighter bike.

Great Bike for the Money
A Little complicated to assemble. derailer was bent during shipping. took it to the local bike shop and they did assembly and dialed it in no time.... Add $50 to the cost to get someone to assemble it and dial it in if your not a bike expert.

Other than that. great bike for the money.... very happy....

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