Univega 2001 Alpina 5.1 Rigid Bike

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $429.00

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lealand Higgs a Weekend Warrior from Happy Valley, Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2009

Strengths:    This bike is light and strong. I purchased it well used in 2005 but it's still in great riding condition, so I'd say it's longevity is also a strength. Also, after all these years the rapid fire shifters and derailleurs work great, nice and smooth. And the crank is still tight.

Weaknesses:    It's rigid fork makes this bike more of a commuter bike than a mountain bike.

Bottom Line:   
A great commuter bike and an okay mountain bike, especially for the price that I paid.

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Favorite Trail:   None

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Private Party

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rockhopper, Diamondback Topanga

Bike Setup:   1994 Univega Alpina 5.1 stock except for a Specialized alloy 400mm seat post, a Specialized alloy 20 mm rise x 6" bend handlebars, a Schwinn gel saddle, and a Specialized Team Master front tire.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JD Smith from Fredon, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2004

Strengths:    Good Solid Frame and sturdy components ... Nice chromoly frame. The cranks and the STX components are nice, and the araya rims are quite tough as well.

Weaknesses:    A little rusty and a little heavy. Also, I think that the Geometry; its basically too tight for your average off-road warrior. It is too hard to keep it where you want it when off-road. The headtube is at the wrong angle.

Bottom Line:   
I have had many fun times w/ the bicycle, but the bottom line is that the price I paid was too much for the components that I got, and Univega screwed up w/ the geometry of the mountainbike...

This bike may possibly be a good bike for a really

I would purchase something different if I had the cash.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything under trees

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Hokie Spokes

Similar Products Used:   Marin, Trek, Mongoose

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