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What do you recommend for my first Mountain Bike?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by MRW, May 15, 2011.

  1. May 15, 2011 at 2:09 AM
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    MRW

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    I really want to get into a new hobby and ive decided it's going to be mountain biking. I have had a few bikes growing up, but these were just typical ones you can buy at cosco.

    I'm looking for some advice in a good quality bike that would be good for me and because I feel like a total n00b I'm any tips would be helpful! price range would hopefully be aroun 300 if thats possible.

    I have an OCD with things I buy and I would love if it matched the taco in color silver/black haha
     
  2. May 15, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    you can go to a bike shop and rent a mtn bike here. id see if you can do that there as well.itll give you a good idea on what youd like. bike shops will generally let you test a new bike also but its usually just around the parkin lot etc so it doesnt give ya a real good idea on how youd like it. they are a good place to start because of their knowledge once you have an idea what youd like try and find a decent used one. you night have to pay more than 300 bucks unless someone just wants to get rid of one that is takin up space. good luck to ya
     
  3. May 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    You get what you pay for. I'd highly recommend Norco
     
  5. May 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    once you snap the frame in half, it's time for an upgrade.
     
  6. May 15, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    well what type of riding are you looking to do? cross country, dirt jumping, downhill, street? this will narrow down to quite a few bikes
     
  7. May 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    Maybe get a well used bike for $300. I bought a budget trek 6700 for a $1000 new a few years ago and it doesn't compare to most of the bikes these guys have.
     
  8. May 15, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    It really depends on what type of riding you are looking to do and what trails and environment is around you so you can go enjoy. Price range is a little low for a new bike as you get what you pay for. Maybe a used bike is more in your market especially if this is a new hobby. Specialized, Transition, Giant, Kona.....would me my picks, each company seems to know what they are doing and have been for a while. Check out the buy/sell market on pinkbike.com and do some research as to what you really want to saddle up. Happy trails....
     
  9. May 15, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    Thanks for the input guys! Yeah i am probably going to pick up a used bike of craigslist, I just don't feel comfortable knowing if there is a realy problem with the bike even when its in front of me.

    I will primarily be going on trails in my near by parks and camp grounds, nothing too extreme.
     
  10. May 15, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    so more xc and just recreational riding. i would check out trek. they make a good selection of bikes that will fit what youre looking for.
     
  11. May 25, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    You can't go wrong with a trek 4500 or greater on craigslist for a mountain bike. Depending on the trail terrain you may be interested in a cyclocross bike that with a quick wheel swap is a road bike, check out the Kona Jake and Jake the Snake.

    My personal ride is a Redline Mono9 29er Steelframe with a Fox fork upgraded from a rigid fork. Personally loved the rigid fork but I got too aggressive and consistently chose a bad line, blew tires and bent rims. tons of fun on the most tame trails with no roots or rocks though, hard to those trails in NNJ.

    I also have a Gary Fisher Erwin Cyclocross bike (steel frame) that I use on flat trails and road, although I wish I got the Salsa Fargo, it can take MTB wheels and tike a slightly more aggresive trail (loose rock, gravel)
     
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