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Old 06-04-07, 01:25 PM   #1
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Stuck with waht type of bike to buy!

I have decided to get a new bike and have a budget of 600. I enjoy off road but also enjoy going fast on road. Can you recomend a style of bike (eg. mountain bike) and if so, what make would you recomend (eg. Cannondale).
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oh, there used to be a @$500 MTB sticky, but it seems to have gotten lost.

600 is a bit more than $500, but the same principles apply - if you want a MTB, go to a few bike shops and see what they have; you don't mention racing, so pay no attention to the entire weight issue (to a point, anyway). Look for fit & comfort. You can take a decent MTB & put slick tire on it for the road.

Or, you can get a cyclocross bike for road & field.... I'm thinking that you can get a pretty nice hardtail in your price range, but you have to simply go & see what's available & what you like.
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Get a Hybrid like the Trek SU200 (whatever that suburban bike is called) with some other tires for off road use.
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Get a Hybrid like the Trek SU200 (whatever that suburban bike is called) with some other tires for off road use.
A pretty good one. I reckon the OP is in Canada..??..?? In any case;Cannondale ANYTHING is hard to knock,their speciatly is good bikes. Trek and giant, both huge sellers, many choices, fine bikes. Raleigh's offering of late seem good too. I test rode an aluminum Raleigh two months back, I was impressed. I don't impress easily,besides, I'm biased toward steel,pay no attention to that though. Depending on where you live,that's a determining factor. So many fine bikes but you can't get all of them all over, all of the time. You ought to ride a couple few to isolate different aspects and features (color as well) That said,click on these,for comparisom and raw facts if nothing else, good bikes, fun/easy sites,be sure to check all the models INCLUDING cross, cyclecross,all the "crosses".. www.jamisbikes.com www.bianchiusa.com
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OH if you ARE in Canda.. they have Canada sites as well.. click on mine first anyway, it's a start
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I have decided to get a new bike and have a budget of 600. I enjoy off road but also enjoy going fast on road. Can you recomend a style of bike (eg. mountain bike) and if so, what make would you recomend (eg. Cannondale).
HI yah m8.
Check out www.wiggle.co.uk .
and i would say that this would be a good bike , but its just my opinion .
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/bootl...0rats%2007.jpg

and this 1

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetai...dID=5360026503

hope this helps
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