AMD now sells bikes - nope, no joke

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    CSGO and AWP Asiimov comes to mind.
     
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    So stub people with a pencil ! Sounds like a fantastic game !
     
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    nope, nope, nope....

     

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    Someone didn't get the memo.
     
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    requesting thread title change from bikes to death traps.
     
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    Yeah I saw the review of this and GN is 100% correct. These bikes shouldn't be sold to anyone. For it is intended use as a mountain bike it is not safe at all. First and foremost the brakes on that Bike suck. It is like having worn out brakes on a car to the point you have trouble stopping from a high rate of speed on top of the other problems the bike has.
     
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    That could limit how fast it will go!
     
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    Hopefully Zen 3 and RDNA 2 will sell well.

    Should help ponying up damages for Mass Murder and Attempted Mass Murder class action suite.
     
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    Hard to stay in shape with a bike that's assembled from junk parts.

    Well....it's manufactured by Kent International. You'd be lucky if it wasn't broke before you received it.

    Except that it is a piece of junk....and AMD was selling it for more than double the actual retail price....
    https://kent.bike/collections/mountain/products/29-kent-flexor-1
    There's the original bike..... You can find the same bike with several different color schemes and brandings at stores like Walmart and Target for $100-150
    Ex-wife and I bought a pair of these bikes around 8-10 years ago for under $200 at Walmart.....

    Well, Kent has been selling this same bike for at least 2 decades under various brands..... I actually stopped watching the "review" right after the unboxing when I saw the "Kent" logo on the box. I didn't need to see anything beyond that point to know how things were going to go. I have enough first hand experience with Kent bicycles to know they're complete garbage. I'm actually surprised that Steve survived....
     
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    Yeah. Steve did mention similar bikes being sold at Walmart just like you mentioned. Also I remember my Sister's bike that she got from Walmart looked and functioned better than that crappy bike that Steve road. I am also amazed that Steve didn't get hurt or anyone else for that matter that bought similar bikes to those.
     
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    But it's AMD, they always over-engineer.
     
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    Not just similar bikes. The "AMD MTB" is literally a repainted Kent Flexor with AMD stickers on it. The Kent Flexor sells for $148 at Walmart.... https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kent-29-Flexor-Men-s-Dual-Suspension-Mountain-Bike-Blue/881210303

    AMD Mountain Bike
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    Kent Flexor
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    The part the middle shock attaches to isn't the same between those two bikes. So it's not just repainted. That being said it's very similar and Steve's review of it clearly paints it as a really, really, poorly designed bike.
     
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    Being overpriced doesn't make it junk. Reminds me of Beats by Dre, which is the same idea - headphones that aren't bad but nothing special, and have a hiked up price because of branding.
     
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    He didn't say it was junk because it was overpriced. He said it was junk because of the reasons GN listed. He said it was overpriced because you said "it's not a bad price" but in reality its double the price of identical models.
     
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    True in some cases but in this case Steve and GN said the bike was junk due to design flaws etc. Also if look at @sykozis post to me you are paying for the AMD marketing.

    Seriously WTF is AMD trying to pull here? This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Also those AMD stickers look to be at premium quality since you are playing $150 bucks extra for those. Anybody who knows bikes would see right through this and tell you to stay far away from these bikes and spend the money on a quality bike either brand new or 2nd hand.
     
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    The price doesn't make it junk. The bike is junk at any price. I used to love cycling. After owning 5 different Kent bicycles over the years and having nothing but problems with them, I've given up. Had the bicycle been manufactured by say, Huffy....it would have had far fewer problems. Kent is just incapable of building a quality bicycle......

    There are some minor differences due to "size". It is the same "platform" though.

    You're right, it's not just a repaint. The Flexor is a 29" bike, the AMD MTB is a 27" bike and below are a pair of 26" bikes. Kent is good at making different sized bikes using the same general (crap) design.

    Kent Men's Northwood Z265
    [​IMG]

    Kent Men's Shogun Rock Mountain
    [​IMG]
     

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