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Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
I've just had my bike for a month now and have put it thru some above average riding, now for some frame bending action! So far the bike hasnt given me any trouble and for $240.00 it's a damn good bike. Does anyone out there have anything to say about this bike? I know it's a little on the heavy side but for training purposes it's not a problem. Very good starter bike! I say "STAY"

Have been talking with: Ralph Prieto, Customer Service at MOTIVE, about getting some jerseys made up for the bike. He's thinks it's a good idea and maybe when they get there website up, they'll put a store on it! (1 month and waiting)
Posted by Mp a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Groundpounder from Laverne on 04/24/02

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  • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
    Mp-
    Buy a new bike. You will be sorry when you have to
    replace parts on your Motiv because there won't be
    anything worth putting on it considering most parts cost
    as much as your bike. Go out and spend the same
    amount of money you spent on that bike, on a new
    frame. Build it up with Shimano parts.

    Posted by CrzyRidr3 on 04/24/02

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  • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
    Mp, I like my Ground Pounder. I've had it a couple of months I've added SKS fenders, lights and a lock because I ride it to work a couple of days a week. The only thing I've had done to it was a tune up because the rear derailer was skipping. Its my first bike in a long time and I wanted dual suspension without taking out a loan. I got the bike at Costco for $250 and don't intend on doing any riding beyond mild trails near town or campgrounds. No extreme riding here, lol, I say Stay!
    Posted by Dennis Brown a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Ground Pounder from Western Oregon on 04/26/02

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    • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
      You'll both be buying new bikes within 6 months if you
      really start to ride...trust me..

      Posted by CrzyRidr3 on 04/26/02

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      • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
        Crzy Ridr3, you may be right about the Motiv wearing out or breaking faster than a high dollar mtb. For myself finacially, the Motiv is the best bike I could afford with dual suspension.
        Physically I need to get into shape, so far the bike is holding up better than my knees. I don't expect to ride anything more than mild trails for some time yet. If I wear the bike out or break it getting into shape then I will be satisfied that I got my moneys worth. If the repair bills become more than the pruchase price, especially for one outing and/or I decide I want to get more daring on the trails I ride, I will get a more expensive bike.

        Thanks for the heads up, I won't expect too much out of the bike. In the mean time I will enjoy riding the local bike paths and trails around town and an occassional logging road. In addition to the exercise it is a way to spend some time with my son out in the open air.
        Posted by Dennis Brown a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Ground Pounder from Western Oregon on 04/27/02

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      • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
        Crzy Ridr3, you may be right about the Motiv wearing out or breaking faster than a high dollar mtb. For myself finacially, the Motiv is the best bike I could afford with dual suspension.
        Physically I need to get into shape, so far the bike is holding up better than my knees. I don't expect to ride anything more than mild trails for some time yet. If I wear the bike out or break it getting into shape then I will be satisfied that I got my moneys worth. If the repair bills become more than the pruchase price, especially for one outing and/or I decide I want to get more daring on the trails I ride, I will get a more expensive bike.

        Thanks for the heads up, I won't expect too much out of the bike. In the mean time I will enjoy riding the local bike paths and trails around town and an occassional logging road. In addition to the exercise it is a way to spend some time with my son out in the open air.
        Posted by Dennis Brown a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Ground Pounder from Western Oregon on 04/27/02

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    • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
      You'll both be buying new bikes within 6 months if you
      really start to ride...trust me..

      Posted by CrzyRidr3 on 04/26/02

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      • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
        So tell me! What's going to break first? My pedal reflectors have broken off, lol. But it has all the good stuff on it! MOZO frontend, and Shimono gears and gripshift components, and a big aluminum frame!

        And what parts cant I replace? And the $5000 bikes break but it cost a lot more to fix your broken shoulder or neck than to fix a bike!

        Nothing last forever!
        Posted by Mp a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Groundpounder from Laverne on 05/03/02

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      • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
        Hey Crzy -
        I've had my Groundpounder for over a year and ride off road all the time and have had zero, as in no, nada, zip problems with it, putting on about fifty miles a week. I think you know not of that which you yap about man - do you work for a bike shop???? By the way, here's some words to live by ..."if man were meant to jump off tall objects on a bike God would've made him with his balls behind his ears and not between his legs"...
        Groundpounders Rule!!!
        Posted by Travlr39 a 38 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Groundpounder - of course! from Utah on 05/24/02

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        • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
          Travlr and Mp-
          What you both need to understand is the reason I say
          what I say is because I've been in your situations. I
          rode Huffy's, Mongoose's, etc. for a long time and did
          not think twice about looking for anything else. That is,
          until I met a couple of people with bikes that had better
          parts and were designed by renowned racers and
          manufacturers. The moment I got off my 1st mtb which
          was a Huffy, and jumped on my friend's Santa Cruz, I
          saw such a huge difference in the way the bike felt.
          The biggest difference was my confidence half way
          through the ride. I felt like I could hammer through stuff
          I thought my old bike would break on.

          Bottom line: To each his own.

          Real bottom line: If you are serious about mountain
          biking as your every weekend hobby/getaway then you
          will eventually find yourself spending more money on a
          bike that has more efficient compontentry, a set of disc
          brakes....and so on..

          Email me if you want to ride sometime....
          I'd be happy to let you make a comparison.
          Posted by CrzyRidr3 on 05/24/02

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  • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
    If you have a way to reach Motiv, could you e-mail me the info? Thanks.
    Posted by Terry from Superior,WI on 05/29/02

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    • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
      Getting in touch with Motiv Sports is pretty easy. You can reach them via phone at (800) 229-6684, or send them an email (service@motivsports.com). If you reach the voice mail, leave a message and their customer service staff will call you back. I hope this helps you.
      Posted by Bentrider a 25 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motiv Eureka, Infinity LWB Recumbent from Long Beach, CA on 06/06/02

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  • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
    Hey its been about a year now and my GP is still going strong, I've landed enough times to know if this bike was going to crack or not, I'd say its strong and heavy and if I was riding on long trips I'd definitely get a lighter bike but for all the pounding I do in the hills it enough.
    I've only gone thru 2 sets of rear brakes one rear tire a chain and 2 sets of peddles and they’re not the cheapies.
    I've had nothing but fun for my $300.00 plus another $150 in parts oh and wear and tear on my knees, I do have a KHS but that's for more serious riding. Okay I give another update on the bike next year.
    Posted by Mp a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Groundpounder from Laverne on 03/03/03

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  • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
    Those are the supreme GHOST RIDER machines. Keep it to test the speed for all your huck lines.
    Posted by Blow Bijou a 34 year old Downhiller riding a UFO from OC on 03/03/03

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  • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
    One real XC trip (25+ miles in the woods) away from civilization and you will understand. Here's and easy trip that any real MTN Bike should be able to do. Ride the Ken Burton trail from the top of Brown's Mountian in the Angeles National Forest, if you and your Motive make it back alive I will change my tune. That ride is true XC, what you must be doing is more like bike path or something. Motive is: DEPARTMENT STORE CRAP thats all it is, its gotten better in the last few years, but so has the bike shop bikes. There is a difference, but it does depend where & how much you ride. Its kind of like the difference between gourmet food and McDonald's... yea both places feed you, but one just tastes so much better. Once you get a taste for good mtnBike equipment, you will never want your Ramen Noodles of mtnBikes again. From someone who broke 6 dept store bikes before learning there is a difference.
    Posted by Mtnbikerman a 27 year old riding a Giant MCM Team from Long Beach on 03/04/03

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  • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
    Yeah I tend to learn stuff the hard way (took 3 crashes before I started wearing a helmet).. hmm maybe a connection there...
    Posted by Mtnbikerman a 27 year old riding a Giant MCM Team from Long Beach on 03/04/03

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  • Re: Motive "Groundpounder" Stay or nay?
    So you had the best experience with your bike which is really a good thing to know. I do same day essay writing works and been looking for such bike to go on a trail and have some fun with nature.
    Posted by Patricktinker on 04/27/17

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