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#89 out of 420 Full suspension bikes
Brand: Gravity



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Q: Is this a reliable bike? I have read plenty of reviews of people who say it basically falls apart. I want a bike for some semi rough entry trails, and i dont want it to fall apart haha

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  • ToesNose
    *****

    I was looking for a bike to get back into mountain biking that would not break the bank, so far I'm quite pleased with the FSX 29One. I've only done XC and a few beginner single track trails, the bike has held up with no issues and is quite comfortable to ride. I'll update after I get my feet wet and start working my way up in difficulty. All in all I think it's a great platform to get into the sport or back into in my case. Well made frame with good usable entry level components, a decent bike to build as you ride and have it progress with your abilities. I paid $398.

    Pros
    *For the price a great entry level bike to get you on the trails.
    *Nicely put together frame, the welds and paint are spot on.
    *Decent Components to ride until upgrades are needed, Shimano Alivio/Deore.
    *SunTour XCR V4 w/lockout. I'm only 150Lbs. this fork works fine for me, most people I know 175Lbs it just doesn't work for them unless you upgrade the spring and at that point just upgrade the entire fork. Don't forget SunTour's loyalty program, you can typically save $100 of an upgraded shock!
    *KS rear shock. The lockout actually works!

    Cons
    *Tektro mech disk brakes are serviceable after adjusting, but once I get into anything technical I'll be wanting to upgrade them.
    *Pedals are dirt cheap old school style, upgrade immediately.
    *KS rear shock. Not the best performance on rougher terrain but serviceable in tandem with 29er tires. Will be replaced down the road.

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    • ToesNose
      *****

      *UPDATE* Overall after 16 months and riding once or twice a week on many diverse/varied single track trails I am still very happy with this bike. I have converted to 1X with a 30t up front and the simplicity and easy of 1X has been the single best upgrade so far. New peddles were the first and most needed upgrade as the stock peddles are just 1970's style crap. Paddle style bar grip upgrade is nice for longer trails. Also an upgraded DNM front fork.ProsGreat frame, the welds are well done. A really good platform to build on for the price, especially if you do your own maintenance and can wrench.ConsPaint job is nice, but the quality of the paint itself is not impressive. Some of the parts are ok to get you going out on the trails, but expect to upgrade a number of things after you get a feel for the bike and the type of riding you will be doing.

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