K2 Zed 3.0 Mountain Bike Review

4.20 out of 5
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May 12, 2013
Model/Year: Zed 3.0/Unknown

Pros: Frame, saddle

Cons: brakes, fork, grips, shifters, rims

Recommendation: I bought this bike years ago used. It was a K2 "Nomad" 3.0. Apparently, K2 sold Zed 3.0 frames to stores like Dick's and REI. Then put crappy components on them. It is still a K2 Zed 3.0 frame though. The frame is great and geometry fits well. It is a great bike to start with and upgrade as you grow into the sport of mountain biking. I still have mine and use it quite often.

April 26, 2012
Model/Year: 2006 Zed 3.0

Pros: Frame and Shifters

Cons: Drive-train was a bit lacking...

Recommendation: My Zed 3.0 was about 6 years old... rebuilt the bike from the ground up around the frame. The frame was the best thing about the bike. Didn't go crazy trying to shave weight, kept everything aluminum. Just upgraded all parts and pieces, the bike now rocks.

July 6, 2009
Pros: Smooth ride, shifting is very smooth, brakes are ok, could use some mods..still good for a hardtail

Cons: Thin grips.

Recommendation: Good buy for people who want to ride for fun. I dont recommend large drops for this bike.. good overall bike.

May 5, 2009
Pros: fun bike, easy wheelies and stoppies. brakes are ok... surprisingly strong frame (survived an 8 foot drop and the horrific crash after : D)

Cons: rims bend. better derailuers would help. stock grips encourage cramping... although strong, the frame flexes a bit

Recommendation: save and buy something better

July 16, 2007
Cons: Sizing is odd. Medium was too small, large just a smidge too big.

Recommendation: Awesome bike for first time riders! Handles well, great brakes, fork gives cushy ride over not-so-cushy terrain.