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moutain bikes

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by 07NavyTaco, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    07NavyTaco

    07NavyTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to get into mountain biking and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions as to a good beginner bike. I don't want to spend too much money. Just looking for some ideas. Thanks
     
  2. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    97T

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    youll have to give us a price range ... a decent used hardtail can probably be had for 5 to 600
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    specialized, giant, trek, jamis, etc all good bikes. Look for a hard tail for a beginner bike.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    97T

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    being as hes in chicago, a full suspension isnt really needed out there, i lived in northern wisconsin for a summer and didnt see a single one .... did see a couple in the UP of michigan though
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Gary Fisher, Specialized, Cannondale... just to name a few.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    swopeti

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    also go to a bike shop and have them fit you for a bike. If you have a bad sized bike you will never like it. Now you dont have to buy the bike there but get and idea of what fits you well as far as brand some work better for some than others. This comes from the guy with 3 mtb bikes down in the garage and one always in the truck.... but i have a problem
     
  7. Nov 18, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    x's 2. First bike I had was a Gary Fisher that was too small. Always got off with a hurting back. Never a good feeling. Now I got a new Gary Fisher 19", much better ride and easier on the back for sure.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    check out pinkbike.com

    they have good bikes on there. Craigslist you have to be careful about. gotta be able to weed out all the bad crap.

    for a new bike, plan on spending around 8-900 for something worth the price tag. get something too cheap, the components are crap and like with one of my bikes, you will find yourself replacing them after only a few months or even one season.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    KColoTaco

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    I ride a K2 full syspension(cheap/heavy/comfotable), but some of the trails in Colorado can be pretty demanding.

    If I was gonna buy another bike right now I would probably go specialized or fisher 29er for reasonable cost, Diamondback makes a pretty good 29er with lots of bang for your buck.

    Full suspension has alot of other options
     
  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    97T

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    thats hilarious

    my bikes are an 06 spec eundro expert and an 09 fisher mamba 29er :cool:
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    you have to pay to play with that said please dont buy a wally-goose. Right now is a good time to get in on specials that your local bike shop might have going on.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    hey man selling my norco hardtail with about $2500 upgrades....depending on how tall for you itd be perfect....check out my thread in the by/sell section
     
  13. Nov 19, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    wow...thanks for all the feedback. i was thinking i'd get a hardtail. just didn't know any name brands or anything. i'll start shopping around. thanks!
     
  14. Nov 19, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    Judging by the size of bike....you about 6'1"?
     
  15. Dec 9, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    Definitely go for a 29er. Check out Cambria bikes.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    ride several bikes before buying. I rode Gary Fishers but my friends all rode something else because of the diffence in the Geometry and the lay out if the bike.............
     
  17. Dec 9, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Anthony

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    www.performancebike.com will have good sales sometimes and mark down their GT's a bit

    its not so much the bike but the components that are on the bike... a lot of times youre just paying for the name on the frame.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Gary Fisher isn't a company anymore. Now they are owned by TREK, and TREK makes a "Gary Fisher Line." My friend rides for em, and they are real nice, but pricey...

    For a good beginner bike, I would get the TREK 4300 w/ disk brakes. A good hard tail, with good components, and a 100mm travel fork on a budget ($500-$600).
     
  19. Dec 9, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    Paul's TRD

    Paul's TRD I'm Not Your F***ing Brother

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    I ride a haro and have always felt that they are well built solid bikes. Mine is a hard tail and it's 100% Shimano Deore components, not the very top of the line components in the shimano line, but built damn well. I put my bike thru hell and back. I have had to replace the rear derailleur once, but i was caught on a bind then a huge ass root got in it, torqued it to get out with the pedals and it snapped clean off. anyways, didn't break on it's own, it was due to the leverage of the root binding it. Definetely get sized, get you some good comfortable gloves, clipless pedals and shoes, and most importantly a helmet.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    im looking at a scott aspect 40 hardtail for my first mountain bike. 500 bucks. wont be getting it till after the holidays though.
     
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