Proflex 755 Bike 1998 or Older

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2013

Strengths:    Everything. This is a great all around bike. Light weight aluminum design and full suspension. Great design. They can be had really cheap if you look for them.

Weaknesses:    Elastomer shocks wear quick. I used body mounting material from an automotive store to replace the shock. It's polyurethane so it's shock absorbent and will last forever.

Bottom Line:   
Once you get the shock fixed you've got a life time of riding on a great bike.

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Purchased At:   craigslist

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by throtol a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix, Arizona USA

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2008

Strengths:    Well made and able to take the abuse of the trails. Smart frame design for larger individual. I had a tune up and it is in excellent shape after all these years with stock wheels, brakes and shifters.

Weaknesses:    Bearings in the back wheel are lose and make some noise. A tendency to throw the biker over the handlebars if hitting a rock or other deep hole.

Bottom Line:   
A great mountain bike for trails and downhill adventures. The original pedals were absolute awful and needed to be replaced. Still a quality bike worth taking out each Saturday for fun and excitement out on the trails.

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Favorite Trail:   Dreamy Draw

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Girvin Proflex 656, GT Legato

Bike Setup:   Original frame, original Shimano LX equipment, Haro pedals, Fizik seat, original Sugino drive train with new chain. Risse Racing Genesis front shock, custom back shock spring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pharus a Weekend Warrior from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2008

Strengths:    Durable and well made, I was able to swap out obsolete components.

Weaknesses:    Elastomer shocks went hard quickly, and were hard to find replacements for.

Bottom Line:   
I would like to keep this bike forever, and keep the components updated as necessary. I am not a hard core rider, so it doesn't get abused by the trails, but I am a clydesdale size, and it supports me well.

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Favorite Trail:   Stony Creek

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   donated by friend

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Front shock replaced with a standard air shock fork. Rear shock replaced with a spring shock and a custom fitting to attach it to the stock seat stay.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fletcher Stirling a Racer from Berkeley, CA -USA

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2001

Strengths:    I've owned/raced lots of bikes over the years (I'm a USCF cat. -2) and I have to admit, for the money my '95 755 has really kept up through the years; unlike most of my hard-tails and other FS bikes.

Weaknesses:    None that I can think of. I was worried a couple of years ago that I might not beable to get new elastomers. But they weren't hard to find. The front forks squeeked a little for the first 200 miles, but it went away.

Bottom Line:   
Darn good bike for any level (entry-advanced) full-suspension MTB rider.
Great value, if you find one in very good condition for $650 or less, buy it. The 755's changed through the years, but they're all very good designs/products.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere in Marin County

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $829.00

Purchased At:   Alameda Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   ProFlex 856, 855, 4000. VooDoo "Legba".

Bike Setup:   All Shimano XT, Bontrager, Mavic/Tioga.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jurjen Jans a Weekend Warrior from Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel Holland

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Ik heb deze Mountainbike nu ong. 3 weken .Een heel groot plus punt vind ik van zo'n fiets van 6 jaar oud(1995) hoe hij eruit ziet ;totaal niet verouderd en het rijdt fantastisch.Enigste puntje is mischien wel(of zijn)de gele schuimen schokdempers.Die zou ik nog wel willen vervangen voor normale instelbare dempers.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Boode Zevenhuizen Holland

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ian Davis a cross-country rider from Bredon, UK

Date Reviewed: May 19, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Ok, this is my first full suspension bike so I've nothing to compare it to. But having just bought it second hand (excellent value) it's one of those bikes that just feels absolutely right. It has to be ridden. For durability, I'll have to wait until I've put some serious miles on it - but considering it's at least 18 months old, and had some quite serious use already - it doesn't feel in the slightest bit worn out. We'll see how it goes....

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