Hi every one. I am 57 and started riding last summer. I road more last summer than i did as a kid. Baught a wall-Mart dirt bike and in 5-weeks put 800-miles on it. Crank went out but they had 90-day trade in so i took it back with berrings in hand and they said i would have to put it back together in order for them to take it back. Well,I went out side to my car and screwed crank back on bike, pushed it back in stoor and said here it is. They said only could trade in for upgrade. So told them there othere store had one i was interested in so they gave me credit for outher store. Went to other store and they said they could not except it being from a different store. Went back to origanal store later that afternoon and told girl what I was told an she said OK I will fix that and gave me back all my money. Mistake,,,, Just what I realy wanted so I could go and get a real bike or at least one that had sealed bottom berrings.
Well needless to say with in a week I had a new bike, Highbread-DiamondBack-Maravista. I read lots but only had so much to spend. After having this bike and finishing out the summer with 2500-miles on it I can say I would put it up agenst any brand name bike for quality and strenth. I started out at 240lb's and droped to 195. Felt good and looked good. Now with this said I have to say going through the Maine winter was not easy for me. Also knowing I had to up-grade in order to keep my intrest was eating away, what to get on a limited budget? Will tell you what happened nexted Thread, All.