Mountain Biking - since i'm going to get a new mountain bike, i should get some ideas
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04-30-06, 05:58 PM
I have thought about a few mountain bikes (well, two for now...)
Disc Brakes (or mounts)
as light as can be
24-27 speeds (8 or 9 gears in back)
i dont mind if i get it used (for the price)
I dont have alot of money so i looked on ebay
i found some specialized stumpjumper's that are really old but are around $500-$600
no disc brakes
and i found a diamondback response comp with disc brakes for $585
they look like the same stuff and stuff but one has disc brakes and might be heavier.
which one would you get?i really want the lightest, i can get disc brakes later
maybe a specialized hardrock sport, are they light? My current bike is 33 lbs, i want something alot lighter than that
forget everything i said, becasue of my tight tight budget, i'm probably getting a specialized hardrock sport...
05-01-06, 12:31 AM
Well, I don't think the Hardrock is going to be much lighter than what you already have. You never really said your budget so it's hard to suggest anything but I'm assuming it's around $400 or under? At that price you aren't going to find much with discs that's worth getting. If you've already decided though there wasn't much reason to post now was there ;)
I'd say keep looking, you'll find your deal.
My dad got a used old (Alcoa) Titus Racer-X for $800 (retail $2500+) with an XT build a few years ago. it was 2 years old and a daily rental at moab, but because it was such a stout frame (this is the early ones with tubes that put my forearms to shame). Its needed new parts over the years (anything moving), but it is still a very solid bike that rides like a bike of that caliber should.
My advice: look for a frame. Look for a great company and a bike with parts that work. tehy don't need to be the parts of your deams, because at $600, the parts will break, used or new. Then replace with what you want as the parts break.
And used? Avoid the lightest bike you can find unless its a very good brand. Most warranties don't transfer, so you're at the mercy of the bike. My fisher mt tam (very light) cracked twice and I would have been SOL without the warranty.
Still, go used. An old stumpjumper frame will give you years more service than a new hardrock frame.
05-01-06, 06:28 PM
well, i found a cheap hardrock from the town next to mine so i'm probably gonna get that one.
My parents wont lend me money so i'm limited to to about $200, the price of the hardrock that guy is selling. Although it doesnt have discs, it does have the mounts so i can get them later.
I feel a lot better about this bike than the dicks sporting goods bike i just returned.
If i need a lighter frame, i can buy a nicer frame like a stumpjumper's or something.
Now that you mention it, i guess there is no point to this thread. Sorry...
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