sup /n/, just bought myself a bike! what do you think?
>>1961743Looks great but I hate the color
>>1961743Green is my pepper?The bike's good. You should get yourself in better shape.
>>1962020Thin is not aero
>>1962021Fat is not healthy.
>>1962021Well don't get thin, grow muscles and lose fat ;) Cheers
>>1961743Dork disks trigger me
>>1961743Why is the chain jammed in the front derailleur like that?
I don't want to be a dick. I'm always glad someone is riding and loving their bike and I'm happy for you OP.But for the love of God, bikes should not go for below 800€.People like you buy bikes like this all the time and end up hating it after 2 years or so, maybe even cycling alltogether, because you didn't spend 100€ more for a drivetrain and brakes that aren't the absolute rock bottom tier that a name-brand sells.I'm not saying it's your fault for not knowing the difference, I'm just pointing out the common tragedy.That Altus derailleur is gonna crap out after a few slight bumps against a wall or laying it on the ground and those mechanical disc brakes will make you four finger them and will bottom out after a year.At least it's a rigid fork and not a suntour suspension fork which will become dead weight after two years.
>>1961743you should take it back and get a mens bike with a top tube that doeant slope. or are you tyring to wear a skirt on it?
green is my peugot
>>1961743Is the top of the chain supposed to be pushed down by the front derailleur like that? Looks wrong. None of my FDs do that.
>>1961743sum ting wong with yer front derailleur mister
>>1961954it's ok, looks military
>>1962062>>1962031>>1962107I noticed that too, maybe someone touches the gears while it was in transit, but I rode it after picking the bike from the store and it was fine>>1961954It looks a bit more brown/golden IRL and less baby-shit green-yellow>>1962057I'm aware of that, I'm OK with repairing or replacing things as they go bad, right now I just want to get a good 4 months of use out of it during Southern Hemisphere summer (dec-mar) before it gets too rainy again to go out and ride. Just wanted a started bike to lose weight.
>>1962062wtf>>1962109>bike to lose weight.ngmi
Show us a close up picture of that front derailleur so we can see wtf is going on there with that chain.
>>1962062>>1962110Looks like its completely dented, the left one is straight. But modern bike geometries can look odd, maybe that's normal. Which model is this?
>>1962057>Oh my god guys, if you don't have a nice bike with the LATEST brake technology... you're gonna hate it !!!omg you first worlders are such a cry babies
>>1962128>>1962113seems fine to me. It doesn't rub.
>>1962138It's not a question of clearance, but structural integrity. Is the other side shaped the same way?
>>1962151Talking about the chainstay, not the derailleur.
>>1962113probably changed gears while the bike was at a standstill and the derailleur is trying to pull the chain down to the smaller cog
>>1962151>It's not a question of clearanceIt is actually. The stays are designed that way to give clearance to the chainrings. It's a consequence of wider rear axles.
>>1961743green is my pepper
>>1962057>>1962109>>1962136Alright, gloves off.Here's a quick guide for you Poojeet, OP, and for anyone stumbling onto this.If your derailleurs have one of the names circled in red, or no name at all, you were better off with a single speed.Compared to theese rock bottom systems that go out of tune as soon as you take them out of the store, a single speed bike will last you a decade if you lube the chain bi-yearly or so, or two decades with basic maintenance, with wheels and spokes being the limiting factor most likely.A single speed bike will make you a stronger rider when accelerating from a stop, and a better rider with better control skills when doing 30 km/h (as if you were gonna go faster than that).Anyone with any bike mechanic experience or anyone who has a single speed/fixie can confirm this.
>>1962256jesus christ shut the fuck up.>>1961743looks cool, anon. have fun.
>>1962256Can confirm, if you live in flatland hell and only poot around downtown and don’t like caring about your bicycle then singlespeed is superior to a cheapo drivetrain. But if you’re a regular person and like going fast and like going up hills easily and can manage turning a barrel adjuster once a month or so then a derailleur system is for youBut you also have my sympathies, cheapo drivetrains can be plagued with unsolvable issues and it can be really frustrating until you start using more consistent and reliable drivetrains, you may be tempted, but you don’t have to go singlespeed, you know deep down you’re better than that
>>1962249Ah I see.
>>1961743Great choice! A rigid mtb in current gen. Great job
>>1962296>poot around downtown and don’t like caring about your bicycleThat IS a regular persons.
>>1961743what the hell, I never knew pepper could grow people
>>1962057Altus is just Sora from 5 years ago
>>1961743basedhave fun with your new bike anon
>>1962296>can't go uphillweak>gears in the citypedant
>>1962296I have a singlespeed hills aren't a problem The problem comes descending and riding on level ground You have to pedal and coast like a bmx faggot above 30kph the wheels are turning faster than you can pedal
>>1962537>above 30kph the wheels are turning faster than you can pedalYou could fix that with a smaller sprocket or larger chain ring. But then climbing would become a problem.I don't see what point you're trying to make.
>>1962552if i had gears i wouldnt have to make that compromise
>>1962309what distinguishes it as a mtb? just the fact it has a flat handlebar?
>>1962614flat handlebarshort stemslack top tube26” wheels
>>1962617does the top tube angle actually make a difference? or does it just change the height of the handlebar so you're more upright?
>>1962617What do you mean? It has none of those things except for the flat handlebar.
>>1962621it has all those things though
>>1962617my 90s mtb has only one of those
>>1961743Maybe it’ll help you lose some fucking weight brother
nigga u BUILT like a bell pepper LMAOOO
>>1961743>babby's first bike as an adult>entry-level rigid fork Kona hybrid>not so entry-level it's all Tourney garbageThis is a correct choice.
>>1962724yep that's why i bought iti used to be 180kg now i'm 130kg
So much bs in the comments by non cyclist beanie babies.lmao That's a great bike, only thing i would personally miss would be mudguards. (No not guards made of sentient mud i meant.. nvm)
>>1962617>>1962626it doesn't have 26" wheels. and it has a "slack" top tube because the head tube is long as fuck. by your logic, you can increase the stack on a frame to necessitate a sloping top tube and it suddenly becomes that much more of a mountain bike. stop being an idiot.
>>1962813>and it has a "slack" top tube because the head tube is long as fuckwhen was the last time you saw a mountain bike, you moron. >it doesn't have 26" wheels.yes it does
>>1962824Wow you're fucking retarded
>>1962777I physically recoiled reading this.
>>1962824It's 650b dummy
>>1961743Cool bike. Install mudguards and swap the cage pedals for MTB or BMX flats. Then you've got a nice commuter that you can take for a gravel adventure once you get more fit.
>>1962899you're literally the dumbest person i've had the displeasure to converse with on this site. neck yourself, you absolute fucking moron. hope your mom strangles in her sleep
i was gonna buy this bike 2 years ago then i just went with rc120
>>1962903You do because you're teenager. "Omg liek so cringe!". Every.Single.Time. .. i am correct.
>>1962256It isn't quite that clear cut. and as soon as you mentioned single speed and failed to immediately follow it with "is shit", I realised that you were retarded. Anyway OP's bike is no doubt a BSO (I could greentext all the things that are wrong with it but frankly I can't be arsed), and he should feel bad for wasting money on it, but there are still shades of shit. Ride your bike, gearfag. Oh what was that? you don't have one?
>>1962824>>1962937So do you disagree that it has 650b wheels? Or are you just going to be edgy and insulting?
>>1962937It's hard to imagine just how brain-dead you are. You must be suffering
>>1963020Do us all a favour and kill yourself
>>1963144You would be more intelligent if your head were filled with woodchips
Any bike is good. Truth is i could buy the 349 usd kent front sus mtb with xc30 shocks at wmt with a 1x and it would be more smiles than 99% of things in the world.It's more fun than 2 concerts. More fun than 4 nights out drinking. Better than 3 dates.
>>1963211Your mom cries herself to sleep every night because of how pathetic you are.
>>1962777What Chinese cartoon is this image from?
>>1961743>>1962057I concur. If you're going to cheap out on a bike, or you're just trying out the hobby, fixies are the way to go. Will last you forever with practically no maintenance, plus it's a better workout. My first bike was a $100 beat up fixed gear and I totally loved it. If OP lives in San Francisco or Atlanta it might not be practical though.
>>1961743>no mudguards>no rackat least you didn't fall for the hydraulic disc brake meme
>>1961743Love me a kona
>>1965684Fuck racks, you don't need them unless you need to HAUL shit. I bring my groceries in my backpack
>>1961743I think it looks bad, you also looks bad and you should consider killing yourself >captcha: TND M4
>>1962057I prefer mechanical discs. Much quicker to service and really the stopping power is more determined how much grip, which you can improve by shifting your weight or getting better tires.If you can lock your wheel, you don't need stronger brakes.
>>1966069mechanical is fine if you're used to it, but hydraulic is so much nicer to use. it's nice and snappy, responsive and quick. meanwhile mechanical feels like you're pulling on a cable, which it is.
>>1966001I concur. Get Captcha: <ygw0x
>>1966162>meanwhile mechanical feels like you're pulling on a cableYou say that like it's a bad thing.
>>1966001yes i know i'm fat, but i'm losing weight, that's why i bought the bike. i'm doing 20km bike rides nearly every two days, never thought i could do this.