Terrible bike,poor construction and after sales service
Front wheel hub inside diameter incorrect(cast and not reamed at the factory)quick release skewer would not go in and could not be fitted to wheel and wheel could not be fitted to bike as a result,return handled terribly by anaconda.front deraileur poorly fitted and required complete adjustment- not just the simple indexing procedure required by other similar priced boxed bikes,being a competent technician i was able to perform this easily,these are very low quality control manufactured bikes,just dont expect a bolt on and go set up like other similar priced boxed bikes and check all parts for compatability before starting assembly and if you have a faulty part expect poor service from anaconda.
The rear tyre blow off the rim at 40psi ofcorse they tryed to say i over inflating it witch never happened, the gears were clunky and ruff, lost all conference in the bike now witch is a shame because its the first new bike I've owned . Thinking about replacing the tyres myself witch i shouldn't have to do.
good triple purpose bike
Bought one 9 months ago after having many bikes over the years . its my main mode of transport in a large country town .
I fitted it with 2 rear panniers and a camera for great off road footage . with a 21 inch frame it took my 6 foot 3 height and all my gear any where I like to go .
Not one issue with bike or the great anaconda staff . I ordered another bike last week as this one just got stolen .always maintain your bike and keep it stored out of the weather and these bikes will last for years .
Budget bike with extra features
We bought this bike about 2 years back for $400, and it is about the cheapest you could get a bike with disc brakes, 24 speed, and suspension forks. However quality of the finish is poor, with rust patches now beginning to show through the black painted parts, especially the handlebar, and some chrome parts rusting eg the quick release hubs. The spokes are also tarnishing. However remember the price.
The supplied seat is good, and gear shifts are OK, although some thumb force is needed to get right down to low low gear. The brakes are cable ...type, and work well with minimal squeal. The suspension front fork is the cheapest type Suntour make, but still has a lock-out, and seems effective to my uncritical self. I have caused it to lose the chain off the sprockets a few times, but I think that was due to over-enthusiastic shifting. If you go at it deliberately it is OK. I fitted thinner Maxxis tyres to it, 1.25" Detonators, and it goes very well on these for road use. It is quite a suitable budget bike, with some bling, just don't expect too much.
Don't buy fluid bikes
Hello I purchased a Fluid Momentun womens bike. it has been ridden only short rides around 4 times & the drivetrain would click and slip. Returned to store & was serviced . A few more rides then same again . Returned to store & advised wrong cranks were fitted from factory causing poor alignment & causing drive chain wear. they have replaced cranks only - fork seals also Leak & wheel bearings noisy, with 6 rides & 12 months old. Quality of these bike vary however best to stay away from. I have now bought a Scott bike $200 more however quality is much much better.
The bike staff at Annaconda were excellent however the manager showed no interest - my strong advice is Buy a bike at a dedicated bike shop not Annaconda
Built for purpose. No drama's with it
Bought my Fluid MTB back in 2013 as I needed something to do the Peter Mac ride on. I live in the Yarra Valley area and don't like riding on the road so this was the best option for me. Anaconda people were great and still do the odd service on it from time to time. It's a heavy bike but durable. Haven't had any issues with it. RRP was $950 down to $550
Pros - Comes with good gear, great price and doesn't proclaim to be more than what it actually is
Cons - A bit on the heavy side.
Fluid Momentum 650
I have been doing my homework on bikes for a month, eventually buying a Felt QX85 @ $900, I am sure it's a nice bike but the seller assembled it wrong and the gears kept shifting, really annoyed me, luckily they had a 30day no questions asked full refund on return policy and I took it.
On my way home I went to Anaconda more out of courosity than intending to buy but I loved the Momentum 650 and it was massively reduced, from $749 down to $429, a steal almost, with helmet water cage and bottle and a fair $20 for assembly I actually rode the bik...
i got the 2014 model and it was just an exelent bike. it could doanything that i faced it up to and road really smooth on the roads. the only downside i had was i changed the pedels over from the stoke to toe cade ( because i used it on the road more than off road at the time). asoon as i pulled out the stock ones and tried to put the others in they cross threaded within a day. all the thread that was holding them in came straight off. was not happy forking out another $100 for new crank arms. apart from that an exelent bike.
Poor quality bike
Really disappointed in this bike. I noticed after my first ride to work along the bitumen, that it had a slight buckle in the disc on the wheel used for braking, and when I took it back to Anaconda, they wouldn't fix it or replace it. In my opinion, save a few extra pennies, go to a reputable bike shop, and buy something decent. My bike is now pretty useless, so I have taken the front brake assembly off the bike altogether so I can at least use it. Poor service from Anaconda, wouldn't even call me back.
Good look to the bike.
Poor quality components compared to my roadbike.
Awesome bike fast, durable!
I got this bike for my birthday and love it going in a triathlon soon can't wait too use it properly has not let
Me down with performance has disk brakes and has a durable body built well I would recommend this bike to competition rider and general riders has good Tyers and is an awesome bike!
Fast,durable,good value, love it
We purchased 2 of these bikes the female and male style they are both really well built, our experience with Anaconda staff was fantastic they are very helpful and we got an awesome deal on these 2 bikes. i highly recommend Anaconda and their Fluid bike range.
Value for Money, Reliable, Great Service, Awesome bike
Questions & Answers
How strong are the frames can they handle the bush tracks? Looking at the fluid momentum I have a mongoose tyax atm
I was wanting to know if this is a good intermideate bike as I am getting more involved in mtb and would like to know if this would be a good bike will be stored in garage
Hi. I'm just wondering what the fluid grizzly bikes are like on the road and going up hills
A lot of tyre to pedal 100mm section tyres on those so its gonna be a slog and worth noting is that the replacement tyres are 3 times the cost of a normal tyre, a maxxis crossmark tyre for that bike is $150,also be aware the build quality on fluid bikes is very spotty-you might get a good one but you might also get a defective one,shop around there are much better deals out there.
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