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Lycan Lupa VX1 - Should I or Shouldn't I?


Karl Buhr

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Hi Everyone! 

 

I am brand spanking new to this forum. My story in short: I used to ride, but my finances went south and so went everything nice and shiny. I am almost back on my feet and ready to get into it again.

 

My daughter turns 13 this month and she is getting a bike first. My budget doesn't allow a cent more than R3500-00 and entry level bikes new are R5000-00 and up. 

 

I've found this Lycan Lupa VX1 for R3500-00 on OLX. I am aware that Sportmans Warehouse used to sell them. I am not a fan of buying from Warehouses, but this is her first 26er. She is not going to thrash the mountains from the get go! Will this do the job for the next 2-3 years? On paper is doesn't look bad; I've posted the specs at the bottom of this post.

 

Should I or shouldn't I?

 

FRAME SIZE - 15"-17"
FRAME - 26" Ladies Hydroformed Alloy Disc
FORK - HL-565D MLO Disc 80mm
SPEED - 21 Speed
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano RD-TX35
FRONT DERAILLEUR - Shimano TY-10
SHIFTER - Shimano Altus SL-M370
CRANKSET - SR CW-XCC-T102 42/34/24T
CHAIN - KMC Z50
BRAKES - Tektro 160mm
RIMS - 26" Disc
HUBS - Alloy Disc Q/R
TYRES - 26" X 2.10"
PEDAL - PP Body/Steel Cage
STEM - Lycan HL Alloy
HANDLEBAR - Lycan Riser Bar 620mm
SEATPOST - Lycan HL Alloy
SADDLE - Lycan

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as a starter bike it looks OK, Hydraulic discs, try and do a Tubeless conversion on the wheels that will be a plus, only negative is 26", see if you can not find a 650b in the clasifieds, I sold my wife's Silverback slade 650B for R2500.

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Hi Everyone! 

 

I am brand spanking new to this forum. My story in short: I used to ride, but my finances went south and so went everything nice and shiny. I am almost back on my feet and ready to get into it again.

 

My daughter turns 13 this month and she is getting a bike first. My budget doesn't allow a cent more than R3500-00 and entry level bikes new are R5000-00 and up. 

 

I've found this Lycan Lupa VX1 for R3500-00 on OLX. I am aware that Sportmans Warehouse used to sell them. I am not a fan of buying from Warehouses, but this is her first 26er. She is not going to thrash the mountains from the get go! Will this do the job for the next 2-3 years? On paper is doesn't look bad; I've posted the specs at the bottom of this post.

 

Should I or shouldn't I?

 

FRAME SIZE - 15"-17"
FRAME - 26" Ladies Hydroformed Alloy Disc
FORK - HL-565D MLO Disc 80mm
SPEED - 21 Speed
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano RD-TX35
FRONT DERAILLEUR - Shimano TY-10
SHIFTER - Shimano Altus SL-M370
CRANKSET - SR CW-XCC-T102 42/34/24T
CHAIN - KMC Z50
BRAKES - Tektro 160mm
RIMS - 26" Disc
HUBS - Alloy Disc Q/R
TYRES - 26" X 2.10"
PEDAL - PP Body/Steel Cage
STEM - Lycan HL Alloy
HANDLEBAR - Lycan Riser Bar 620mm
SEATPOST - Lycan HL Alloy
SADDLE - Lycan

 

Looks like a decent enough bike for R3.5k. Guess after that would just need a helmet and away you go!

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as a starter bike it looks OK, Hydraulic discs, try and do a Tubeless conversion on the wheels that will be a plus, only negative is 26", see if you can not find a 650b in the clasifieds, I sold my wife's Silverback slade 650B for R2500.

 

Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely look at doing a tubeless conversion. I've had a look everywhere; nothing less than R5000-00.

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Where are you based? Might have a 650B girls bike available for that price. 

 

I'm based in George. That would be great! My number is 0662281828 if you can send me some pictures.

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Looks like a decent enough bike for R3.5k. Guess after that would just need a helmet and away you go!

 

Thanks man! :)

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