Pacific DX5000 Bike 1998 or Older

DESCRIPTION

DX5000

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 06, 2001]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

It's $200 for a bike with rapid fire shifters and 21 speeds. Pretty chrome frame that kicks butt. V-brakes.

Weakness:

Yick... the rims blow monkeys. I was going about 20 mph and came across a car doing 40 (backroads too). I stopped as fast as I could so I didn't get hit (it was an intersection) and it KILLED my back rim. The thing wobbled an inch to each side. The rear derailler broke due to a twig from a pine tree getting stuck in it. Shifting is whacked out and fubar.

Don't get it. If it's at a yard sale for under 50, take it for the frame and strip the thing. Don't pay full price for it and don't get it new. Under $100 at a yard sale w/o any noticeable wear would be an awesome price.. just inspect it carefully. Don't go off-roading with it, you'll kill the poor thing unless you upgrade the fajuckers out of it. Keep your cash and go for a GT that's $100 more. You'll thank me if you knew. Now I'm getting a GT Agressor 2.0 for $360. It has shocks. Oh yeah... KEEP THE SEAT! it's goooooooood.

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[May 08, 2001]
Rob Too
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Bang for the buck

My story is exactly like the previous Rob's. Bought my Pacific DX 5000 at Toys R Us after my brother brought home his Wal-mart Mongoose. For the same money I dont have the broken chains, missed shifts, chains constantly defrailing, and the locked up rear hubs. Mine too is gimping on grease in the BB and hubs but that's trivial. I also just purchased front fork (an RST 381r closeout for $39) and a Shimano LX crankset (also a closeout for $49)to upgrade the bike. The people I ride with cant believe that I have less than three bills in my bike. I love it.

[Jul 12, 2005]
Christof
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Weakness:

There are no weaknesses!

It's a very strong, and at the same time very light bike.Although I changed some parts, the frame never let me down.I'm very rough on it.I take it to the extremes.I have high jumps and soft landings.My front wheel had moved a little to the right but I was still jumping.I got few incidents, but I don't complain.It was totally my fault.Not the bike's fault.It's a really great bike, and pretty cheap one too.

[Nov 09, 1998]
Rob
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

My wife and I were shopping for our first MTB's this summer.I had only a vague
idea of what I was looking at.Every bike shop man recommended a Raliegh(?)for
my price range(UNDER $300).Well,I was not impressed.I went to Toys-R-Us!?!
For $199 I got a Pacific with aluminum frame,alloy rims and hubs,stem,seatpost,
quick release front wheel and seatpost clamp,V-brakes that work very well,and
Shimano easyfire shifters(love the shifters-bite me gripshift).It came with a
steel fork that I just upgraded to an RST 381R.
This is a very light bike with all Shimano components(not real good ones though).The frame has a lifetime Warranty!!I must warn that grease must be very
exspensive where these bikes are made because I've had to grease the BB and the
freewheel.
This is a VERY nice bike for under $200 and is very upgradeable.It serves my
needs very well.

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