Used Shimano

Used Mountain bikes make great bikes for commuting to work. Why do I say that?

Used mountain bike have several advantages like they are inexpensive so you’re not only saving money on gas but you’re saving on the cost of the bike. Good mountain bikes that you buy new these days are certainly not cheap. However because bike have been being built stronger and more durable over the last few years there are thousands of great secondhand bikes foe sale at a fraction of the cost of buying new. You just need to know what and where to look for them.

There are some things you need to look for in a secondhand bike and you need to know that each bike tends to be a bit different then the next (as if you didn’t realize that). That means you can’t just go by price for your comparison. Beyond price and of course condition of the bike, there are frame materials and components and type of suspension and brakes that are all a part of the equation. 

When it comes to the frame material of a mountain bike there is predominantly three materials used: steel, aluminum and carbon fiber. The predominant material used today for mountain bike though is aluminum. Manufacturers like it because it is lightweight and stiff. With this less flexible frame more of the bike rider's energy goes into forward motion. Thus these bikes are fast and lively. However, this stiffness can make you feel the bumps more and have a less comfortable ride.

The suspension is another part of getting a comfortable ride on rough ground. There are mountain bikes with no suspension which usually are the cheapest and are great for smooth roads like you would normally find commuting to work.

There are mountain bikes with a front suspension only often called hardtails. Then there are full suspension mountain bikes the best for going on rough off road trails.

The components are the gears and shifters and derailleur’s etc. Here if you buy a name brand bike you are normally going to get a decent quality component set. But on off brand name bikes check for Shimano they are a very popular maker of components. The thing is there are a lot of different qualities so you will have to check.

The condition of the bike is one of the big deals. One way of trying to figure this out it’s condition is to ask the seller things like how old it is, how far it’s been ridden and how often it was serviced. Maintenance is probably the biggest thing. If a bike has been maintained properly the miles it has gone are a lot less important.

Commuting to work on a bike every day is a great thing to do. It is good for your health. It is good for your pocket as you will be saving a lot of gas money. It is good for the environment with that much less exhaust fowling up our air. But the only way you will stay consistent at it is by having a good bike to use.

You can often get that good bike by finding one of the good used mountain bikes available on the market. This way you can buy a better quality bike and spend less money at the same time. It is the best way to go in my mind.

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Vintage pair of Shimano Baitrunner GT 4500 with extra spools Japan
Vintage pair of Shimano Baitrunner GT 4500 with extra spools Japan
$147.16
SHIMANO RYOBI Daiwa OLYMPIC SILSTAR Fishing Reel Used SETF S
SHIMANO RYOBI Daiwa OLYMPIC SILSTAR Fishing Reel Used SETF S
$225.00
Shimano PSM II Q Spinning Fishing Reel
Shimano PSM II Q Spinning Fishing Reel
$5.99
Lot of fishing reels Shimano Curado Pflueger 11 Reels
Lot of fishing reels Shimano Curado Pflueger 11 Reels
$650.00
Shimano IX 1000R Spinning Reel Rear Drag 411 Ratio
Shimano IX 1000R Spinning Reel Rear Drag 411 Ratio
$1.00
Shimano Charter Special TR2000 Lever Drag Trolling Reel
Shimano Charter Special TR2000 Lever Drag Trolling Reel
$70.00
Fishing Reels 2 Shimano Triton G Series Jarvis Walker Haidong
Fishing Reels 2 Shimano Triton G Series Jarvis Walker Haidong
$24.95
LOT OF 3 SHIMANO FISHING REELS SEDONA 2500FB BASS ONE B1 RM BANTAM BTX 100MAG
LOT OF 3 SHIMANO FISHING REELS SEDONA 2500FB BASS ONE B1 RM BANTAM BTX 100MAG
$0.99
Shimano CX 1000SQ Spinning reel in the box with extra spool
Shimano CX 1000SQ Spinning reel in the box with extra spool
$41.99
Fishing Rod Reel Only SHIMANO Moocher Plus 2000GT Reel Saltwater Freshwater
Fishing Rod Reel Only SHIMANO Moocher Plus 2000GT Reel Saltwater Freshwater
$38.99
LOT 2 USED SHIMANO TRITON STARDRAG 4GT FISHING CONVENTIONAL REELS ESTATE SALE
LOT 2 USED SHIMANO TRITON STARDRAG 4GT FISHING CONVENTIONAL REELS ESTATE SALE
$81.00
Shimano Spirex 2500 spinning reel
Shimano Spirex 2500 spinning reel
$50.00
Fish Winch Electric Fishing Reel With Shimano TLD25
Fish Winch Electric Fishing Reel With Shimano TLD25
$289.99
Vintage SHIMANO BANTAM 10XZG Baitcasting Reel Made in Japan
Vintage SHIMANO BANTAM 10XZG Baitcasting Reel Made in Japan
$44.95
Vintage SHIMANO BANTAM 10XZG Baitcasting Reel Made in Japan
Vintage SHIMANO BANTAM 10XZG Baitcasting Reel Made in Japan
$39.95


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