Nishiki Colorado Bike 1998 or Older

4.08/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.00


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Nishiki Colorado


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by baconboy a Weekend Warrior from eureka, mt. usa

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011

Strengths:    shifters

Weaknesses:    cables under tube

Bottom Line:   
I've had this bike for about 16 years and have raplaced the tires once and I need a new seat now. I love this bike, my brother in colorado bought one on my recommendation and loves his too. any weekend warrior would really love this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   rails to trails

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Bike Setup:   added an extra large gear on wheel for large hills.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BARTMAN73 a Weekend Warrior from WEST SPRINGFILED, MA

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2011

Strengths:    PRICE, TOUGHNESS DURABILITY

Weaknesses:    DERAILER SKIPS AT TIMES

Bottom Line:   
i BOUGHT THIS BIKE IN 1995 B\C I WAS GETTING THE MOST BIKE FOR THE MONEY. THE FIRST TIME I RODE IT I CRASHED IT ON THE WAY BACK TO MY CAR AND ENDED UP NEEDING A NEW FRONT RIM, NEW FRONT SUSPENSION AND NEW BRAKES. BUT EVER SINCE THEN THE BIKE AS A WHOLE GIVES ME NO PROBLEMS. I JUST BOUGHT SOME USED ROCK SHOCK JUDYS TO UPGRADE MY R21'S B\C THEY FINALLY FAILED AFTER 16 YEARS. YES...THAT'S 16 YEARS OF HARD RIDING AND THIS THING IS STILL GOING. I WAS GOING TO FINALLY UPGRADE BUT DECIDED TO JUST KEEP THIS FRAME AND SWITCH OUT SOME COMPONENTS TO BRING IT UP TO 2011. GREAT BIKE AND I CERTAINLY GOT MY MONEYS WORTH!!!

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Favorite Trail:   ROBINSON ST. PARK

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $590.00

Purchased At:   DICKS

Similar Products Used:   TREK

Bike Setup:   ROCK SHOCK FRONT SUSPENSION, AKAI RIMS, GRIP SHIFTERS, 21 SPEED, SHIMANO DL CLIPLESS PEDALS

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lars a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX, EEUU

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2010

Strengths:    Great value for the price
Attractive Aesthetics
100 mm Fork with Preload and Lockout
Disc Brakes
24 Speeds
SRAM-X4 Shifters and Derailleur
Wider Handlebars
WTB Saddle


Weaknesses:    Cromoly Frame?
Cables run along bottom of top tube


Bottom Line:   
A really great bike for the money. When choosing b/n this bike and a comparable bike typically priced at $400+ (i.e., Specialized Hardrock, Gary Fisher Advance, Trek 4300) this bike was the obvious choice. Everything works very smoothly and it's very easy to ride. I only wish the cables were placed along the top of the top-tube instead of the bottom because it would work better with my car's bike rack, but no biggy. Also, I'm not sure whether the frame is chromoly or aluminum, but it seems to weigh about the same as my 6061 aluminum Flightline..

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Favorite Trail:   Braes Bayou

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Good

Similar Products Used:   Univega Alpina
Haro Flightline
Specialized Rockhopper


Bike Setup:   Bone Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ras a Weekend Warrior from Augusta, Maine

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2010

Bottom Line:   
overall I really like this bike. I have only put just about 100 miles on it so far but it is alot of fun to ride. I ride alot on roads and smooth trails but I do ride the occasional rough section. I did a 70 mile road trip on it one day and found that I need higher handlebars or a steeper angle riser. The front derailer will occasionally stick the chain between the big ring and the middle one but if I just keep peddalling smoothly while shifting then it doesn't seem to happen at all. The lockout front fork does get very stiff when locked out but will still depress if you push hard enough. The seat is excellent and so far I really like the disc brakes. I am 5'11" and got the medium(18") frame and it fits well with the exception of the handlebar height which can be corrected for the cost of a few more relatively cheap parts. The tires seemed to work very well when I went trail riding in loose gravel and loam and some wet grass on a steep slope. So far I like this bike alot for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   Bond Brook

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Vic from LIFT. a Weekend Warrior from toledo, ohio

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2010

Strengths:    shifters and suntour shocks

Weaknesses:    hmm.. the stock rims are weak.. the first 3 days i had it I had to have the crank replaced due to it bending when the chain popped, ive gone through a new back rim because I bunny hopped on the side walk and severley bent the rim and popped the tires and i rode down some stairs and bent the bars a little.. when I got it back i hot the dirt trails and the right pedal stripped the threads on the crank and now im waiting to get the crank arm replaced...

Bottom Line:   
i bought this bike because it had raving reviews... its been in the shop for more days then ive had it...

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Favorite Trail:   wildwood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   dicks


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Muddy44 a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, WA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2010

Strengths:    good entry level mtb

Weaknesses:    plastic pedals

Bottom Line:   
good entry mtb...not as light as a more expensive bike but for the price it was a good purchase. It also came with rapid fire shifters which are much better than grip shifters.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting goods

Similar Products Used:   specialized hardrock


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Todd Young a Weekend Warrior from Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2006

Strengths:    I bought this bike in 1989 and in 2006 it is still going strong. Granted I have gone throught he normal replacement parts (tires, brake shoes, grips, saddle, etc) over the years, but the bike itself and Shimano gear system / brakes are still as good as they ever were.

Weaknesses:    No real problems to report...just expected wear and tear from use.

Bottom Line:   
This was an excellent bike for the money, and for the cost of an equivalent bike today it was one of the best purchases I ever made. She's held up very well over the last 17 years and with proper maintenance she'll last me indefinitely. Short of any serious damage I see no reason why I would ever need another bike. If you see one for sale at a decent price...grab it...$$ well spent.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Peacock Cycle (Oshawa, ON)

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   I do more distance riding now than off-road...so I switched to some middle slick tires with outside knobs, so I can go smooth on pavement and still handle dirt if necessary. I also opted for a more civilized, comfortable saddle for long distance rides, and added a set of saddle bags (because I hate riding with a backpack). This bike has changed with me as I get older.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a Weekend Warrior from newcastle, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2003

Strengths:    Very good bike. Bought it a year late and on special, thats the reason for the low price.

Weaknesses:    Front forks (no suspension) started to flatten and bend up after 3 years of on and off road riding.

Bottom Line:   
A pretty damn sweet bike!!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Rebel Sport


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sally Hewitt a Racer from Maynard, MA

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2003

Strengths:    Strong, lugged frame. Steady on descents.

Weaknesses:    1st rear derailleur snapped. Heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a classic, and it still will do right by you.

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Favorite Trail:   Trail of Tears, W. Barstable, MA

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Yarmouth (MA) Cycles

Similar Products Used:   1996 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo. 2001 Voodoo Bizango. 1997 Voodoo D-Jab. 2000 Voodoo Nzumbi.

Bike Setup:   1986, yes, that's 86, not 96 Colorado. Original drivetrain (friction, not even SIS, thumb shifters), wheels, brakes, saddle and post. Circa 1988 threaded stem and flat bars. Circa 1988 ODI Mushroom grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Downhiller from Reno, NV, USA

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2002

Strengths:    Reliable, Strong, Fast, Small Frame is quick

Weaknesses:    Rear Deraileur Snaped in half with out even being struck.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for all types of riding. Very quick on downhill single track. Can go up hill alright also, better than most downhill bikes. This may not seem like a downhill bike, but with I've seen it keep up with people on Kona Stabs. Very well suited for the Sage Rhino View Trail. The bigest drop it has taken is about a two footer, but I'm sure it is ready to go bigger.

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Favorite Trail:   Sage Rhino View Trail

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   KHS Montana

Bike Setup:   Stock 1988 Nishiki Colorado, With Slick Willy seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by r.c. applegate a Weekend Warrior from riverside, california, u.s.a

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2001

Strengths:    reliability,
light weight,
price


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is a 1989 Nishiki Colorado that has over 2500 hard hours on it. It has lasted me so far 12 year. Other than tune-ups, tires and innertubes, and one seat I have had no problems or any reasons to put more money into it. I still anticipate a few more years use out of it, and then I'll purchase another nishiki.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $590.00

Purchased At:   North County Bicycles


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Henry Barron a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2001

Strengths:    --price
--aluminum frame
--great entry level MTB


Weaknesses:    --some components like caged pedals

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money. This is actually a Raleigh M-80 in Nishiki Clothing. The sales person told me that Raleigh acquired Nishiki (back in 98) and this frame was the same as the M-80. I didn't believe him, so I went to a Raleigh dealer and took notes on the components, frame, etc. It was actually the same bike, (even made in America!!). If I remember correctly some components were a little different, however, the frame was identical just different paint and logo.

I've recently upgraded the pedals, but overall this bike is great. I recommend it to anyone starting out, or wanting to upgrade.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   Portland, Oregon

Similar Products Used:   93 Raleigh Aluminum Frame MTB about $500 back then

Bike Setup:   STX components, Shimano 646 Pedals,

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