It is one of the best values for a 29 inch mountain bike. The downsides to this one is that it is V-brakes and not discs and it has a suntour fork, but everything in this price range will have a suntour fork.
Check out www.mtbr.com, there are plenty of threads on the Overdrive.
Probably a decent trail bike for starters. Serious trail riding would quickly require component upgrades, but if you were looking to get into trail riding this should be ok
I saw both of those while searching but neither seems to really reference the Overdrive V, just Overdrive in general, so I assumed they were for a higher end model. Plus a few specifically mentioned disc breaks which I knew this did not have so again figured it was for different model.
I was previosly looking at a Giant Escape 1, since I really plan on doing no trail riding. I assume I would not be happy with this as a hybrid type bike?
i dont plan on doing any mountain biking, but just looking for a bike to commute around the city. any advice on whether this would be good? 29 inch wheels are a bit big, no? don't want a road bike because the streets aren't too well paved
This bike is a good value.....for a low end bike only. It is way ahead of walmart bikes but that is it. Upgrading it would not be very cost effective. It is a 7spd freewheel, not a cassette. Good luck finding a disk wheel for a free wheel. Shock upgrades are quite expensive for a brand name. Also, this bike will weigh about 33-35lbs. It is not light. It is what is called a 'campus' mountain bike. Its a good value for what it is and what its sold for (people who ride once in a while) but its not a mountain bike. In a bike store this would be 500-600$, but would be assembled properly and have a warranty that could be enforced without a hassle. So is a good deal, kinda imo.
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