Mountain Biking - New to mountain biking. Is this a good bike?
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01-01-12, 05:26 PM
Hey guys, I've been doing the road thing for a year or two now and am ready to hit the off road trails. Is this a good bike to start out with? I have very little knowledge about mountain bikes.
A nice bike and a good deal! If the bike doesn't fit you, you can turn it and likely get all your $$ back, too!
01-01-12, 05:55 PM
Thank You for the reply!
01-01-12, 07:45 PM
Welcome to a very enjoyable way to skin yourself up and have a blast!
01-01-12, 09:18 PM
Let us know if you got the bike.
01-01-12, 09:34 PM
i will definitely get it if it's still there Friday. It's in a small town so there's a good chance.
01-01-12, 10:12 PM
Stainless steel chain.............
01-01-12, 10:32 PM
Three priorities, first:
1) Make certain that it fits before you close the deal.
2) It's a MTB so therefore, make certain that there are no cracks or dents, anywhere.
3) Check for any major rust cover-ups.
If these three things are checked out and the MTB passes, ride the heck out of it!
- Slim :)
01-02-12, 05:00 AM
Can you get the seller to email you a more specific parts list? That would really help out a lot. It's really hard to tell what's on the bike, looking at those small pictures.
01-02-12, 04:20 PM
Well I went and looked at it today and it's pretty small for me. I'm 6'2", which will make it hard to find a used bike. I guess I will head to the shop and see which bike they recommend. Thanks for the input!
01-02-12, 04:28 PM
If your new to mountain biking, then a single speed is probably not the best introduction; the stainless steel chain listed will relate to the half-link chain which is / should be fitted as it's a single speed.
As you are 6'2", would be looking for a 29er, as these suit taller riders, as you are, but wouldn't think you are that tall not to be able to find a bike that fits.
As you are new to MTB's, buying new from a LBS does have advantages, ok, it will cost more, but you are buying their advice, will get a bike that fits, and have a service & warranty on top, which you don't get going the 2nd hand route.
01-02-12, 04:50 PM
Yeah, I agree jimc. There are far more perks to buying at a lbs, even at the additional cost. now just to figure out which bike to get.
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