Oryx 1999 HTA 500 Hardtail Bike

DESCRIPTION

1999 Oryx HTA 500, mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Rock Shox Judy XC fork

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 20, 2001]
oryx boy`
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

well the frame
some components
looks
almost off the shelf racer

Weakness:

the orignal brakes SUCK!!!!!!!!!!
some house name partslike the seat post cranks hubs

well after aboute $1800 this bike is the best iv got it set up more for ds and urban asalt but i can race xc and do dh on it to the frame has got to be at least as strong as a free ride hard tail if not more the frame is beefer than well i dont no something thats beefy iv took 6 foot drop offs and
a 10- 13 foot rolling drop but i gess my frend on a hard tail did it to but other than the brakes that suck the bike is good well thwe 2001 has hydrolic discs so its all good for you new oryx riders well i love this bike so much i would get another 1 like i normaly do evry year but naaa i dont want to giver her up

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[Nov 28, 2000]
Jeff Setton
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

It is a very light bike and has awesome acceleration.

Weakness:

The disc brakes don't work! I took it for a test ride and hit a pedestrian. She jumped infront of the bike and the brakes hardly worked and I hit her in the back of legs. The brakes have absolutely no power and the pads need atleast a few months of hard riding. This bike is a piece of junk!

This is probably the worst bike you can buy. If you do buy this bike, I reccommend you put the 6" disc brakes From Hayes. They are fully Hydraulics and own a pair. They stop on a dime, you will never find better disc brakes.

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My Ass.

[Oct 08, 2000]
Mike Horlick
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is a great bike for great price and quality parts.
and Canadian made.

Weakness:

cyclone chain rings,they tend to bend easy for trail riding

This is the best bike ive ever rode.
its a smooth ride and tears up the trails
like nothing.
Oryx are making amazing bikes for all ages with
great canadian craftsmanship
i can wait to see what else Oryx will come out with.
I LOVE THIS BIKE!!

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[Jul 19, 2000]
david pearson
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

the frame is nice and beefy, it has a pretty great component spec for the price, farely light

Weakness:

the formula brakes need to adjusted constantly to get good stopping power or you can jam on the levers all you want but you'll still keep going, the pads don't work that well get some after market pads

if you are into trials or hust jumping the rims will go

its a great bike for the money, i'd suggest getting new pads for the brakes and mabye new rims if your kinda heavy on your bike

but for overal ratting this bike kits ass

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[May 15, 2000]
Doug Smith
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is great i like the Disc Brakes i think they are great in the mud and rain!!!

Weakness:

There is no weaknesses on this bike!

This is a great bike i highly recomend it!!

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[May 12, 2000]
John
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Its a great cross country bike!!
Light in the front.
I like the Disc Brakes(formula)

Weakness:

the tail its kind of weights a bit to much.

This is a great Bike i highly suggest you buy one!!!
about $1999Can The Formula disc brakes are not the best there should be hope or hayes on there. i have some problems but nothing i could not handle. I find that all Orxy bike are worth getting. the are made in canada which means the are a bit cheaper. SO GET OUT THERE AND BUY ONE!!!!
TO DAY
thats all i have to say about that!

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[Apr 15, 2000]
Ian
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

price
parts package
good frame,stiff,quick

Weakness:

a little heavy
not sure about formula cables yet

great bike for money.
does it all racing,fun ricing..whatever
fgreat parts and a great deal with a canadian made frame

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[May 16, 2001]
Bruce
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

XTR Rear, Light even considering weight of disc brakes

Weakness:

Brakes are touchy -- you need to know how to work with them to make them tight

I like the bike. It is solid and dependable. Brakes take some fiddling, but work in any conditions. Front fork is plush although a little noisy, and the addition of the suspension seat post makes a great ride. If you're at least an intermediate rider and know something about MTB's then this bike is for you.

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[May 29, 1999]
Richard
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

All the bike.

Weakness:

The seatpost is not good size, but I change it.

I have ride about one month and I am very happy about it. On this bike, I like everything on it...the price (1900$ CAN), the components, the frame, the weigth and the hand built in Québec (Canada).

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[Mar 12, 1999]
Jumpin Jim Bronzel
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

Wow!! $1699 Canadian for a bike w/ duel disks, Judy XC's and a splatering of sweet components like Kore, Avid, & XTR rear der......
There has to be a trick...... Thats what i first thought....
Bought the bike early Jan. on impulse..... At first i wanted a Specialized or Giant or something, but most of those big name brands r made out in Taiwan...
THis baby is hand built in Canada by the guyz that bought Rocky mountain!
This bike rides soooooo sweeetttt...... at first the disks didn't work that great but that just took a few hours to wear in.....As if i could ask for more, the bike came w/ Time Aliums... i had 747's from my old Cannondale, (that the bastards didn't warranty plus left me on the limb for 4 months just to tell me NO) but all they did was catch mud.... plus if u guyz r tired of clipping out by accident on shimano crap get these pedals u won't regret it!...
I've even taken some huge bails on the bike... Paint job is still PERFECT and not a dent on my frame..(good thing this ain't a cracl'n'dale).....
Chek this bike out ..... Sweet ride , nice components, cheap price, & hand made in Canada!!! I must be dreamin'! its worth its wait in gold.....

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