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[Sport Chek] GT Aggressor Comp 27.5 Men's Mountain Bike 2019 - Satin Black - $450 or less

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[Sport Chek] GT Aggressor Comp 27.5 Men's Mountain Bike 2019 - Satin Black - $450 or less

Hello,

Not sure if this is a deal, but I came across this as I'm looking for an upgrade. Reviews seems very good. I have not tried 10% sign up discount, but i don't see why it shouldn't work.

Women's on sale as well: Women's


Any thoughts?
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Not sure about the price, but this is far better than those nakamura/diadora that shows up here, but costs twice as much.

If anyone decides to get this bike, I would absolutely recommend getting aluminium pedals, and replace rightaway. those nylon pedals are a pain, they break very easily if you fall/hit something - you can get a pair of flats aluminium for like 15? (https://www.mec.ca/en/product/6010-099/VP-527-Pedals) maybe less if you search better than I did
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How is women's version? Looking to get a new bike for my wife, she barely rides die to always having bad bicycles. I think this would be great, but is there anything cheaper that goes on sale?
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Pupsik27 wrote: How is women's version? Looking to get a new bike for my wife, she barely rides die to always having bad bicycles. I think this would be great, but is there anything cheaper that goes on sale?
Will be more than adequate IMO. I bought my wife a Northrock from costco last year. Barely rides it, definitely good enough for what she needs. I have an aggressor sport (i believe) first thing i recommend is going to get it tuned at a real shop instead of letting the 'tech' at sportcheck tweak it. Made mine 100% better.
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4gen_accord wrote:
Not sure if this is a deal
It's not. Shimano Tourney groupset , EF500 Easyfire shifters, Sunrace cogs
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rtookey wrote: Will be more than adequate IMO. I bought my wife a Northrock from costco last year. Barely rides it, definitely good enough for what she needs. I have an aggressor sport (i believe) first thing i recommend is going to get it tuned at a real shop instead of letting the 'tech' at sportcheck tweak it. Made mine 100% better.
The bike techs at my Sport Chek fixed my shifters that my local bike shop couldn’t fix. Almost half the price too.
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SammyDavis wrote: The bike techs at my Sport Chek fixed my shifters that my local bike shop couldn’t fix. Almost half the price too.
thats good! The kid that did my final tune did a very VERY poor job. Some are great Im sure.
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GammaRayFort wrote: It's not. Shimano Tourney groupset , EF500 Easyfire shifters, Sunrace cogs
Okay, then where can you find a better mountain bike for $400 new? Maybe its not a great mountainbike but this is about the best deal I've seen (plus you can stack 15% off giftcards with the 10% email code)
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Definitely better than the crappy tire bikes.

Not sure about the price
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Current Costco northrock is not bad. IIRC they are made by Giant.
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strikeraj wrote: Current Costco northrock is not bad. IIRC they are made by Giant.
The Northrock at Costco has 29” tires and a wider handle bar.
It was on sale for 349 which was a great deal imo...
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I'm in the same boat as OP. I've had this bike in my cart for the last week, unable to pull the trigger. I'm no expert on bikes but after doing a lot of searching, the reviews I've seen say this is a good beginner bike and can handle some simple trails and casual riding. Anything more than that and you'll want to invest in something with better parts (The fork suspension and the Shimano Tourney seem to be what most people criticize on this bike).

My hesitation for not buying yet is that I'm trying to find something that is better for the price. Apparently there are better options but without actually seeing any posted I'm beginning to think better doesn't seem to exist in this $400 range - unless you look around the used market and are okay with that.
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GT bikes are usually good, but this is the very low end of their range. The Northrock bikes are likely a better deal at this price range.
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This is an OK bike, roughly akin to the Northrock XC27 at Costco and better than the Canadian Tire bikes. (The Northrock is not quite 'made by Giant' -- Northrock just sources frames from Giant manufacturing, like many other bike companies that don't advertise the fact.)

The GT Avalanche, though it costs a little more when on sale, is a real sweet spot in value. It's loads better than the Northrock XC29 both in terms of components and geometry.
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SkySeeker wrote: This is an OK bike, roughly akin to the Northrock XC27 at Costco and better than the Canadian Tire bikes. (The Northrock is not quite 'made by Giant' -- Northrock just sources frames from Giant manufacturing, like many other bike companies that don't advertise the fact.)

The GT Avalanche, though it costs a little more when on sale, is a real sweet spot in value. It's loads better than the Northrock XC29 both in terms of components and geometry.
How much is the XC27 going for at Costco? In store only obviously?
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T3NSION wrote: How about this one?
https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/sho ... 2731447_99
GT Traffic X 700c Men's Road Bike 2019 - Black

This is a lot better, disc brake is a bit of overkill and I'd rather have v-brakes than mechanical discs, considering weight and maintenance...

If you plan to ride on roads/paths, this is a lot (like a real lot) better than any MTB-style bicycle, slick 700c tires compared to those bulky MTB is like drive with summer tires compared to snow tires. Difference obviously is that you're the engine pushing it all..
Most of people would react "negatively" on the rigid forks, but they are far better on road/hybrid bicycles. A lot lighter.

Not sure if it's worth 600 bucks, but all in all, it's fairly decent. Shimano Acera/Altus is a decent combo, good upgrade from Tourney in the aggressor


Modinilay wrote: Bike has unadjustable suspension, the price is way to high for what you get.
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/ccm- ... 1156p.html
take a look at this bike, disc brake and not that bad for the price. its not the best but it is nicely priced
Dual suspension in cheap bikes are just for the looks, and actually end up making it worse, as often it "steals" the power, that would go all to the pedal, absorbing part of it. (and obviously the extra weight)

Not sure what you mean by "unadjustable suspension", I'm nearly sure the XCT have a lock to adjust. (probably the lower tier that have it on Suntour that have it tho) - and is by far better than the fork on this ccm.
While the Tourney (RD) isn't that great, it's far better than TZ included on this CCM.

I can't talk about prices because I haven't followed bike prices in ages, but between get this particular CCM and not get a bicycle, I'd take the second option.
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Turge wrote: How much is the XC27 going for at Costco? In store only obviously?
Looks like it was $399
costco-northrock-sr1-sora-road-bike-mod ... #p32465647

And it have better components (Shimano Altus on XC27) - if you can find it (and on your size) probably a better buy yeah.

on a bit of side note, the Tourney set on GT isn't like bad as people here are saying, but Altus is a step above.
Now if you're doing casual riding, like on parks, streets, even some dirt paths - Tourney should hold OK; It may be a bit annoying to tune, but doable still.

Shimano MTB Groupset goes Tourney > Altus > Acera> Alivio > Deore > SLX > Deore XT > XTR

The other parts, like cog and crankset, might be a different issue tho.

Problem with those entry level bicycles is that most of people give up because it doesn't work nicely or they want to upgrade everything and end up buying changing almost everything, or an entire bike altogether.

The Avalanche Series @SkySeeker mentioned is very well rounded - hydraulic brakes, and 1/2x cranks make so much more sense than a 3x on those bikes. components are decently picked too. Unless you're getting like into the mountain bike sport itself, everything should be a good for a long time.
Might have other options on the price point, but shouldn't be much far from it anyways.
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