Univega 2001 DS 700 Full Suspension Bike

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $400.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Chula Vista, Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2001

Strengths:    The ride is smooth and the frame is strong with stylish lines. The rear suspension is good, setup for the average 180lb. rider with no modifications needed. The front forks have 1.75" of travel good for moderate terrain. This is a great bike for its price.

Weaknesses:    The rear derailuer is in need of upgrading. I moved up to a Shimano Deore LX drive train which eliminated the chain skipping. Similiar personal upgrades maybe needed due to your riding habits, I.E. hard intermediate or advanced.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for the beginner or intermediate mountain bike enthusiast on a budget. Its sturdy and reliable for both street and trail. Inexpensive FULL suspenion bikes don't come any better. I intend to ride it until the wheels fall off.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   South Bay Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   I've tested Mongoose, Jeep and other similarly priced bikes. This bike had the best style and ride in its price catagory.

Bike Setup:   Standard entry level equipment. Color is a nice Blue. It has Fireball DV-6 rear suspension, Front forks are Insync Exceed 266. Shift and brakes are Shimano V-brake systems. Derailuer basic Shimano (I upgraded to a Deore LX drive train) Tires standard 26 X 1.95. Sella Stratos seat

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shawn from parsippany, Nj,USA

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2001

Strengths:    Great frame, good rear suspension has a lot of potential

Weaknesses:    the parts ( shifters, cranks, brakes etc. ) are not the best that they can give you, some upgrades would be wise

Bottom Line:   
A good bike for beginners and a frame that you can add upgrades to later when you start getting serious

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Larry and Jeffs Bicycles

Bike Setup:   Univega DS 700, avid mechanicals, rockshox Psylo xc

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