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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:14 am Reply with quote
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Hi all, new kid on the block here with a general inquiry.

Have been looking for a second-hand bike for my wife for some time and came across an ad for a Gitane MTB Rocks TL four.five. Well, bought it for AUD $75 (about the same as USD $70). About 10 years old, paintwork a bit scratched, scuffed and generally knocked about; but the mechanicals seem really good - not that I'm an expert by any means.

Anyway, my wife loves it, which is the most important thing!

I'm curious about the background and quality of this type of bike. Googling doesn't show much so I thought I'd ask you Gitane fan-boys about it.

Can anyone fill me in on this? Is it considered low end or better? Looking at the configuration it appears rugged; and certainly better made than your average department store product.

I know Gitane has a good reputation for road bikes, but does this carry across to MTB as well?

Anyway, regardless of how it stacks up in the quality stakes, she enjoys riding it, so all is good with the world.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:46 am Reply with quote
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Hmmm...will have to do a bit of research. Off hand, I would say that these bikes are all of decent quality, as they were built in China. The quality is all about the same for those, which is surprisingly good.

Stephan Andranian
Costa Mesa, CA
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