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    Junior Member KevinMWHM's Avatar
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    My new bike... (finally)

    Hi All
    I've been absent from riding for a month saving a few bucks (and adding a few pounds back )

    So I went to a bike shop, told the guy my story, mentioned nothing about budget and he points me over to the Raleigh Mojave 3.0 & 2.0. Says until I come back with a good year of dedication & dropped a little more weight, he didn't want to put me on any of his more expensive models.

    He was very informative, had me ride a couple different sizes of both bikes and I settled on the 3.0 (Aluminum frame & I now know why people would rather cut off a finger than give up their thumb shifters!!!)

    Ended up paying $315 and includes a couple tune ups.


    I know it's not a top end bike but I had such a good experience and have been on 3 awesome rides (damn northeast weather or else it'd been 4) that I wanted to share.



    Good Times All
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    I always have to remember that the tires aren't flat, I just need to lose more weight...

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    Member hardd1's Avatar
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    congrats on your new ride.....sounds like you got a great deal at 315 buck-a-roos....you don't have to apologize for a Mojave as they will take a good beating without any disappoinments...

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Sounds like you found a decent shop, too. He didn't steer you toward the ultimate "high bling" even though there was no mention of budget up front(this is usually a scent of blood in the water to a salesman on commission. )

    Congrats on the Mojave, it's a solid bike, and when are we going to se the pics????? Hmmmmmm?
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    Vorsprung durch Technik epcolt's Avatar
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    Congrats on the new bike, now go ride!
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    Senior Member mustang1's Avatar
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    I'm very impressed the guy didn't wanna over-sell you a bike.
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