Forum Thread

Mountain Bikes: Nishiki Colorado Comp $456 or GT Avalanche $535 - Dicks

$456.00
+5 Deal Score
4,751 Views
NOTE:
They are also offering another $20 off $100 both online or in-store through 11/11/19.

Nishiki Men's Colorado Comp 1X 27.5+ Mountain Bike - 40% off $455.98
available in 18" or 20"
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCM with lockout
  • Cranks Samox 30T Chainring with forged alloy crank arms
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX 1X11
  • Cog Set SRAM NX PG 1130 11-42(11,13,15,17,19,22,25,28,32,36,42)
  • Shifter SRAM NX 1X11 Trigger Shifter
  • Tires Kenda Havok 27.5x2.8/2.35
  • Brakes TEKTRO Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Brake Levers TEKTRO Alloy Levers
  • Average Bike Weight35 lbs.
https://www.dickssportinggoods.co...clrdcmpprf


GT Men's Avalanche 29'' Mountain Bike - 50% off - 534.98
Available in 15" 17" 19" or 21"
  • Fork SR Suntour XCT DS, coil spring with preload, hydraulic lock out, alloy lower legs 100mm travel for 29", disc brake specific
  • Crank All-Terra Forged Alloy 42/34/24T
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio, RD-M4000
  • Cog Set Shimano HG200 9speed 11-34
  • Shifters Shimano SL-M200
  • Rims WTB SX19 29" double wall disc specific
  • Tires Transition 29" x 2.25"
  • Weight ???
https://www.dickssportinggoods.co...h29nrxxprf

There is already a thread for the GT Agressor Pro and Women's Laguna Pro which are also still 50% off. These bikes are a different class.
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to Bohous for this post.
Thank you!
Bohous posted this deal. Say thanks!
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+5
4,751 Views
$456.00
Cyber Monday 2019 deals are here!
Slickdeals community members review and recommend the best deals.

45 Comments

1 2 3 4

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2009
L4: Apprentice
414 Posts
214 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
#2
Despite the original list price, and discount, I think the Nishiki is a far better bike and better deal. Some of it depends on preference like the 3x or 1x drivetrain, or 27.5" or 29" wheel size. However I think most people will agree the spec sheet favors thee Nishiki. I really wish I was in a better spot to jump on this right now. No toys for myself until after Christmas.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2009
L5: Journeyman
602 Posts
109 Reputation
#3
First time that I've seen the Nishiki on sale ever. I was hoping to buy one before I spent $1000 on a Bulls mountain bike from a different deal.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2006
Bachomp Bachewychomp
1,931 Posts
1,307 Reputation
#4
Quote from rustydogg
:
First time that I've seen the Nishiki on sale ever. I was hoping to buy one before I spent $1000 on a Bulls mountain bike from a different deal.
It's had an odd history, used to go for cheap regularly ($300ish IIRC). Then they pulled it for a while and now have rereleased. Pretty decent at this price point IMHO, if I needed a 27.5+ I'd be in.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2007
L4: Apprentice
429 Posts
50 Reputation
#5
27.5+ is perfect for Clydes.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2011
L10: Grand Master
7,488 Posts
1,200 Reputation
#6
Quote from reactionary
:
27.5+ is perfect for Clydes.
You mean 29.

And I might add that these are too expensive for very entry level components.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2006
L7: Teacher
2,756 Posts
614 Reputation
#7
Since when did an Avalanche end up with an Alivio Rear Derailleur? These were XT bikes back in the day.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2009
L4: Apprentice
414 Posts
214 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
#8
Quote from jimx200
:
You mean 29.

And I might add that these are too expensive for very entry level components.
Please direct me to another sub $500 MTB with 1x11 groupset and NX components.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2010
L4: Apprentice
324 Posts
51 Reputation
#9
Damnit when are they going to put the Pantera on sale for $400?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
L6: Expert
1,523 Posts
295 Reputation
#10
Quote from runner0382
:
Since when did an Avalanche end up with an Alivio Rear Derailleur? These were XT bikes back in the day.
Kinda lame to see the suntour fork as well. My first bike was an avalanche with xt and a rockshox fork, so this maybe they're cutting costs over the years?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2011
L10: Grand Master
7,488 Posts
1,200 Reputation
#11
Quote from Bohous
:
Please direct me to another sub $500 MTB with 1x11 groupset and NX components.
That Colorado is using a no name/cheap Chinese crank called Samox, entry level mechanical Tektro disc brakes, no name hubs, no name wheelset. Are they even double wall?
Why 1x11 when most of us that ride here in N. Cal/Tahoe/Moab/Auburn only use 3-4 gears and this is in the nasty stuff? The hype for high gear counts are a waste and lots to do about marketing where more is better..nope.

I was in Mike's Bike's (chain bike shop) and they are further dropping prices on their Specialized 2019 for Black Friday week. Even on sale now, the components are a big step up from Dicks (and their notoriously poor bike department).

Sample: this one will get down to $600.+ : https://mikesbikes.com/collection...rh-comp-29

Another with much better components, but $150. more and worth it: https://www.rei.com/product/14579...-bike-2019

Another (Cannondale) at $573.: https://www.rei.com/product/14579...-bike-2019

And this one at $673. kills the Dicks bike: https://www.rei.com/product/10633...rt-12-bike

With REI, you get the points back to purchase swag like a helmet, tubes, shorts, etc. and you will have free tunes for a year from a shop that knows what they are doing.

If $500 is someone's max to spend on a mt bike, save up another $100-$200 and get something with much better components and value.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2009
L4: Apprentice
414 Posts
214 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
#12
Quote from jimx200
:
That Colorado is using a no name/cheap Chinese crank called Samox, entry level mechanical Tektro disc brakes, no name hubs, no name wheelset. Are they even double wall?
Why 1x11 when most of us that ride here in N. Cal/Tahoe/Moab/Auburn only use 3-4 gears and this is in the nasty stuff? The hype for high gear counts are a waste and lots to do about marketing where more is better..nope.

I was in Mike's Bike's (chain bike shop) and they are further dropping prices on their Specialized 2019 for Black Friday week. Even on sale now, the components are a big step up from Dicks (and their notoriously poor bike department).

Sample: this one will get down to $600.+ : https://mikesbikes.com/collection...rh-comp-29 [mikesbikes.com]

Another with much better components, but $150. more and worth it: https://www.rei.com/product/14579...-bike-2019 [rei.com]

Another (Cannondale) at $573.: https://www.rei.com/product/14579...-bike-2019 [rei.com]

And this one at $673. kills the Dicks bike: https://www.rei.com/product/10633...rt-12-bike [rei.com]

With REI, you get the points back to purchase swag like a helmet, tubes, shorts, etc. and you will have free tunes for a year from a shop that knows what they are doing.

If $500 is someone's max to spend on a mt bike, save up another $100-$200 and get something with much better components and value.
So, you can't do it. That's what I thought.
All of those bikes cost significantly more money and still equipped with "entry level" Altus or Acera shifters and rear derailleurs.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2011
L10: Grand Master
7,488 Posts
1,200 Reputation
#13
Quote from Bohous
:
So, you can't do it. That's what I thought.
All of those bikes cost significantly more money and still equipped with "entry level" Altus or Acera shifters and rear derailleurs.
The Niki has no name hubs, entry level mechanical disc brakes, no name wheelset, no name entry level crank, and even the NX drivetrain is still SRAMS entry level offering. It's a very entry level mt bike by any measure. If you are on a tight budget, have at it, but it's really much too entry level for any mid level riding. For those that can't spend another $150., hey enjoy. Btw, the rear der is small potatoes and replaceable with Deore, SRAM 5, 7 for $25-$35. when or if the der ever needs replacing.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2009
L4: Apprentice
414 Posts
214 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#14
Quote from jimx200
:
The Niki has no name hubs, entry level mechanical disc brakes, no name wheelset, no name entry level crank, and even the NX drivetrain is still SRAMS entry level offering. It's a very entry level mt bike by any measure. If you are on a tight budget, have at it, but it's really much too entry level for any mid level riding. For those that can't spend another $150., hey enjoy. Btw, the rear der is small potatoes and replaceable with Deore, SRAM 5, 7 for $25-$35. when or if the der ever needs replacing.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't NX a step above X-9 in the hierarchy, and closer to Shimano Deore? That's more midrange.

Look, every SD thread can be debated that "if you just spend more you can get something better". But for fun lets pick through your comps...

Rockhopper Comp is currently priced at $729 and only available in greater bay area.

Cannondale Trail 6 is $205 more, not $150. Still has some entry level components.Good deal though.

Cannondale Trail 7 - Doesnt look like fork even has a lockout. EZFire shifters/Altus Derailluer (entry level).

Co-op Dirt 1.2 - $220 more. Only available in Small. No name Co-op branded wheel set (same argument you made with the Nishiki)
Reply Helpful Comment? 3 0
Last edited by Bohous November 11, 2019 at 07:47 AM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2013
L3: Novice
105 Posts
22 Reputation
#15
The Nishiki Colorado was $300 at Dick's about a year ago, THAT was a good deal.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 1
Page 1 of 4
1 2 3 4
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Link Copied to Clipboard