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We have all these thread about how great is my bike.

What is the worst bike you have ever owned?
Name your Huffy ;)


Mine was an orange Schwinn - low grade rapid rot.
 

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zenmonkey said:
We have all these thread about how great is my bike.

What is the worst bike you have ever owned?
Name your Huffy ;)


Mine was an orange Schwinn - low grade rapid rot.
It's all about riding ability VS the bikes ability to support the rider! When I was a n00b - I couldn't "out ride" a fully rigid POS. It's a different story now. I expect so much more from a bike than I did 5 or 10 years ago.

With the above said: Intense Tracer is the worst bike I've ever owned.
 

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1993 (?) Trek 9000. It was the purple frame/green swingarm 2nd generation full suspension. It had the rubber "donette gems" spring.

It rode like this: [boing...Boing...BOING] AAAAHHHHHH!!!!
 

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A Mongoose from Walmart,I almost kill my self with that thing. After that a Motiv from Costco, horrible geometry, then my Jamis Durango SX came and it was all good, better rider since then...
 

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It's all about riding ability VS the bikes ability to support the rider! When I was a n00b - I couldn't "out ride" a fully rigid POS. It's a different story now. I expect so much more from a bike than I did 5 or 10 years ago.

With the above said: Intense Tracer is the worst bike I've ever owned.
Huh? Really? Why?

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it was a Sears bike.. i don't remember the name..
i didn't really hate it, as it got me from point A to point B just fine, but i was happy when it was stolen.
 

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Huh? Really? Why?

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The suspension sucked. The compression rate was such that the bike bobbed - yet never acheived anything resembling full travel. Also - it cracked. Cracking is forgiveable. Non useable suspension is not!
 

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2001 Novara Ponderosa FS. I don't know how the designers managed to do it but they created a rear suspension that was super bob-o-matic while pedaling but didn't respond much to bumps. Truly the worst of both worlds.
 

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Also the best bike I own, my Yeti AS-X. I've had more broken bones on this bike than any other time in my life. I've owned it for just over a year and love/hate this bike. Sooo fun, but sooo painful!

Maybe I should stick to 24# XC bikes.
Nah, that's just the vicodin talkin. :D
 

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Sohn... something or other. Mountain Express maybe? Its green and still sitting on one of our porches. I loved it - fully rigid... but when I tweaked the frame and got my current Trek (in 1998) I realized how much it sucked.
 

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Kestrel CSX hard tail in a 21" size. This is a bike that was clearly designed around the 17" frame, and did not take well to any suspension fork over 2.5 inches. I built it up over several months, road it for a week, parted it out and sold it in a week. Fnished building a Kestrel Rubicon (with the 2 rear Fox shocks, another fine mess) instead.
 

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A Wallygoose! That thing was a death trap, wasn't even assembled right.

Now for a different rant...where's the love for Huffy?? Huffy used to make great bikes (ok, Im showing my age...) and I bet that better than 90% of the (30+) riders here learned to ride on a Huffy! I still have fond memories of it, and wish I could find a pic of my old huffy!
 

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Proflex 836

Biggest POS...worst then son of teabag..

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