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Old 03-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Bicycle Recommendation

Hey guys I need a little help with buying a new bike and I think yall might be able to help me out cause i have no idea where to start.

I'll be using the bike mostly to ride to and from my classes but I also want to use it to go offroading. It will need to be able to jump curbs, take some abuse, but I also don't want to be drenched in sweat after pushing full mountain bike tires for 5 minutes.

I'm trying to keep it under $400 which I know isn't much for a bike, but I'm not looking to get the rolls royce of bikes.

Thanks!

EDIT:

Got a free bike from my brother, trek 820

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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With so many choices on bikes its certainly exhausting. Consider putting that $400 towards a used bike. Youll be able to get a much better bike than new and if you know some basic mechanics you can tune it up easily and cheaply. CL or Kijiji is your new best friend. Good luck.
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With so many choices on bikes its certainly exhausting. Consider putting that $400 towards a used bike. Youll be able to get a much better bike than new and if you know some basic mechanics you can tune it up easily and cheaply. CL or Kijiji is your new best friend. Good luck.
Yea I'm looking to get a good starter bike thats used. Still doing research before I drop some cash. Thanks for the input
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Ive had decent luck with KHS bikes. But dont expect to thrash them too much..
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I like the look of those and the price even more, added to the list...thanks
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Well my brother gave me his trek 820 cause he never rode it, i got lucky!!

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