Great for wide range of terrains
Durable design for low price point
Comfortable to ride
Gear changes sometimes clunky
Notorious for being the ripoff bike parents mistakingly buy for their kids
Great frame otherwise poorly. rims, suspension, headset bearings, bars, brakes, drivetrain are all atrocious unfortunately, being outdated, weak and very poorly performing, for the price, theres much much better. OK bike if you are only doing light riding otherwise keep away!
Thats my review in a nutshell, for those more interested in finer details:
-suspension is clunky and stiff through all the what seems like 50mm of travel which it cant push past, despite apparetly having more
-any bearing or seals on the bike seems to wear out a...t a very fast rate, the fork seals and headset will wear out under intermediate riding conditions in just a matter of 10 hours if youre lucky, causing the forks to flex upon braking and suspension to get dirty and perform worse -derailliuer mount as with nearly every fluid model to date is extremely prone to bending, even in a light crash or a mishap changing gears. This isnt expensive (bout $50) if you notice it, however if you leave it the derailliuer almost inevtiably ends up in the spokes (just about everyone i know who owns the bike have had this happen, that is at least 5 people)
Purchased in February 2021 at Anaconda Physical store for $499.00.
Fantastic bike. Can't find one with equivalent specifications for anywhere close to what I paid for it. Has lockable suspension quality shimanno running gear good rims and a lifetime warranty on the frame. Only downside is I had to fine tune the gearing. Easily the best value hardtail for the money currently
Purchased in April 2021 at Anaconda for $450.00.
Great bike for the price...
Bought this bike from Anaconda March this year. My local Anaconda were out of stock so I bought it from another shop 100kms away.
Straight up easy to put together out of the box, a few quality control issues on this one though. The components in the neck were not put together properly causing broken and bent plastics, there was no lower ring to hold in the bearings. After doing a self repair and getting parts off another bike we had it up and going.
First ride was great until the pedal sheared clean off and cross threaded. Went to my local ...
Purchased in March 2021 at Anaconda for $499.00.
great price with decent quality and good in MTB trail
Great price for 27 speed and disc brake MTB, compare in the market
highlight is price and 27 speed
The gear change is OK, 3 star, need adjustment by myself after loads of riding. Learned from youtube and did it.
very good entry level MTB and work well in medium level MTB trail, which is include rocky surface. But don't expect stunt and jump and also not recommended.
If you wanna try sth MTB this the lowest price of decent MT bike, don't recommend 21 or 24 speed
Purchased in November 2020 at Anaconda Physical store for $599.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
perfect on all terrains
I have owned this bike for more than 5 years bought from anaconda auburn fantastic guys fantastic service very nice guys gr8 guys at the bike repair shop inside Anaconda . The bike worth every penny i think was worth 1k for .75 in sale i believe and it has given me the pleasure of riding, before this i had a Kmart one 0.1 k and than a target one .2k but i realized if u need little comfort u have to move on but this bike is worth its penny . The color the brakes the construction and gears all good !!!. You can ride it on all terrains meaning dirt and pavements and normal road. Not Rocks please :)
Purchased at Anaconda for $750.00.
Good value for money and decent for a budget bike
I've owned mine for 4 years now and it is still going strong. I've used it both on road as a commuter, and also on lots of bush tracks - mostly soft tracks, fire trails, easy dirt - but also MTB tracks around Sydney and Blue Mountains, keeping it real though and not expecting much in terms of jumps and bumps. It has gone surprisingly well in all of those (but I would't hammer it too hard offroad). Quality is OK - the frame is actually very nice, the wheels ok, tyres have lasted and worked well, gearing a bit weak / iffy. The bike has held up ok...- broken spoke, lots of punctures, leaky seal in front fork needs attention, but overall its been pretty reliable. Some cosmetic rust now showing on fasteners, but nothing structural. Gear changes are clunky - sticky, imprecise, sometimes pops out under load, drifts out of adjustment quite a lot - definitely the weakest point. I'll probably trade up to a better quality bike with better gears at some time - but still enjoying the bike, and rate it as not bad at all for the price.
Purchased in July 2016 at Anaconda Physical store for $500.00.
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.
Purchased in September 2019 at Anaconda Physical store for $399.00.
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.
Questions & Answers
I am looking to purchase the Fluid Momentum for my 15yo son but he is almost 100kg now and I was wondering if there was a weight rating for the bike?
I am planning to buy Fluid Nitro 2020 Mountain Bike over the weekend (used) - does anyone know if I can fix a baby seat on it or not.
Highly appreciate any useful response.
Thanks a ton.
As far as i am aware Anaconda shop where i found and the shop at Auburn was just gr8 the blokes esp the service guys very helpful watch out for their sale lots of sale but u have to keep tab also if u r member you get really good discount i am using one now for 7 years these are mid range was costing 1 k got for .7 in sale going strong
Hi all. I think ive msde a mistake. Ordered the mens momentum in large. Im 171cm tall have read the chart i should have ordered the medium. Has anyone done this? Will this bike be too big for me? So looking forward to getting this bike.. love the decent gear on it for the price point... already have a couple of upgrades in mind.. any replies on the size thing would be appreciated. TIA
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- The Fluid Momentum Mountain Bike has a lightweight alloy frame and Shimano 27 speed Altus M200 gearing, which the manufacturer says helps to ensure smooth shifting across a range of gears.
- It has Tektro hydraulic disc brakes to allow for reliable, consistent braking.
- The mountain bike has an alloy 6061 frame, making it high-strength yet relatively lightweight.
- It weighs 15.5kg, and is available in both mens and womens sizing.
Points of praise:
- Many reviewers found that the Fluid Momentum was able to tackle a wide range of terrains, including both dirt and pavement.
- They also found that the bike was quite durable, particularly for the price point.
- According to cyclists, this bike allowed for a smooth ride.
A point of pain:
- Some reviewers took issue with the gears of this bike, and found that gear changes were quite clunky and imprecise.
|Wheel Size||27.5" (650b)|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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