Pacific YX8000 Bike 1998 or Older




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[Nov 17, 1998]
Jeff Colbert
weekend warrior


I have a Pacific YX8000 full
suspension bike. $350, weighs just under 30lbs. Nothing really bad on the
bike, however, the rear deurallieur and freewheel broke and needed
replaced. They were some sort of cheap sachs, and are now sunrace and of a
much higher quality. The old freewheel stripped a cog, and deurallieur had
a pin pop out on the parallelogram. I am a clydsedale 205 lbs, and the
Front_Shock feels like it bottoms out on fast downhills. The rear
works fine. The frame is 7000 series aluminum in a Y frame style. The front
fork is a dual clamp elastomer downhill style, rear shock is coil over. I
make no pretensions about it being equivalent of an expensive bike, but
what it does, it does well for a good price. By the way, I am not a
clueless newby, I have been riding MT bikes for 14 years, and road bikes
for 21, but have never ridden a full suspension before this. I might be
missing out on a lot, but for $400 or $500 more, I don't think I will get
much more for my money. By the way, I got absolutely no guff when I brought
it in to /Laughon Toys R Us /Laughoff to have the parts replaced. Pacific,
the company that sources the bike from Taiwan, is concerned that the parts
live up to spec, and told me to return to the point of purchase, and all
parts that break will be replaced for 1 year from purchase. I figure as
large as I am and the way I ride, if it doesn't break in a year, it won't
break, barring any major mishaps, which would be my fault anyway. As parts
crap out, I will replace them with better, but in the meantime, I'll enjoy
an inexpensive, plush ride.

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