Oryx 2001 HTA 250 Hardtail Bike

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[Mar 06, 2002]
Peter
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

XT Rare Shifters, frame, other components

Weakness:

Front Deore derailleur, shiny silver saddle tapestry

Great buy! Really solid bike for an occasional off-roader. Other, newer model bikes with these specs would cost twice the price if not more (who cares about being fashionable if you can save several hundred dollars and get a good ride in the end...).

[Nov 08, 2002]
Adam

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Relativly low price. Bomber fork is indestructable. Nice paint job. Seat is quite comfy and nice.

Weakness:

WEIGHT, this bike weights just over 30lbs!!!! The brakes suck. I wore out the pads in 2 months and had to take the brakes of the frame to recondition (sand) the mounts they were so rough. The bottom bracket flexes like an "al dente" noodle. The factory tires stink in mud, snow, loose gravel or sand, and they roll incredibly slowly on hardpack (good for training I guess). Wheels are constantly out of true, even with constant maintainence thus making the braking even worse. Shifting is impossible, the Sunrace/XT/Deore/ crappy cables combo just doesn't work even at the best of times. Riser bar is stupidly heavy and way to narrow.

This bike is a waste of money. The positives might look nice but they hardly make up for the potentially deadly(not the good kind of deadly either) performance of the bike on the trail. I would recomend buying any other bike in your price range than this one! This bike isn't good for anyone. Racers don't buy it, weekend warriors don't buy it, need something to get to the store and back.....don't buy this bike!

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Rockhopper, Gary fisher Big Sur

[Oct 16, 2001]
Stephen
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

drivetrain
shocks

Weakness:

house brand stem crank and seatpost

First if you are some poser who blew all his student loan on a santa cruz so you could pick up chicks at the coffee shop dont buy this bike.

If your self esteem cant handle riding anything other than a fs specialized or trek dont buy this bike.

I was shopping for a good hardtail under 1000 cdn$ and was constantly amazed at the crap that big name builders (specialized, kona, giant, rocky mountain) are putting on good frames. I mean if I am dropping 1000 bucks on a bike i better get more than acera/alivio mix! I was thoroughly depressed and was about to give up and drop my coin on a kona when a friend told me to check out the oryx. I had never heard of it and was worried that it was some glorified dept store special, but i was in for a surprise.

This bike is perfect for a novice racer/serious rec rider. Great frame nice and stiff. Amazing components (when compared to competition). ANd a great price!!

My point??? Buy this bike!!!!! It'll even leave u enough money to buy a nice lid to protect that melon of yours. :)

Similar Products Used:

kona nunu
rocky mtn fusion
specialized hardrock

[Jun 26, 2001]
Patrick Wheaton
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Front Rockshox Judy TT's, Mechanical Disc brakes, shimano deore componets, all the components and frame are aluminum. Weinmann rims. The bike is make totally out of Aluminum & rubber!

Weakness:

My first bike in two years, sold my VW to get it. My last bike was a dual suspension Pro-Flex. the first thing i noticed the slower you go the rougher the ride. this is probally going to to get some getting use to.

Awesome Bang 4 the Buck! the components are worth as much if not more than what i paid for the bike, massive prop's to Colin Gash who hooked me up big time at his shop for under $1000 bucks canadian.

[Aug 30, 2002]
Gabriel Robichaud

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

frame, stem, hubs, fork, brakes, drivetrain

Weakness:

rims, handelbar, seatpost, saddle, grips, crank, pedals

the best all-around bike ever made: the frame geometry is very forgiving: u can use it to do anything, if i knew i was gonna put this much money into ut i would still have done it i love my bike and there;s nothing like it on the market.........
get it before it gets u!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

trek 4900

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