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    I need some help please

    Hi my birthday is coming up and wanted to know which of these bikes will be the best. I ride every day for about 3 hours and need a bike that can go fast and is realiable.
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10162411
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4990073
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=11089998
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=2233451

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    Wrong subforum.

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    someone needs to move this thread
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    The choices you've given here are a pretty scattered lot- 2 adult sized dual suspension mountain bikes, a boys' smaller mountain bike with 24" wheels, and a singlespeed cruiser. To help you, we need to know the kind of riding you do. Is it mostly in the city? On trails? Hilly? What's your budget?

    Also, some information on your size and age would help. Unless you're pretty young, you won't want a bike with 24" wheels.

    I and many others here would not recommend buying a dual suspension bike from Wal-Mart (or any other department store) due to poor quality components and, in some cases, questionable or even flat out incorrect assembly of the bike. If you have to buy from Wal-Mart, go as simple as possible in your bike choice- avoid suspension. If you can, I'd recommend going to a bike store to get help with choosing a bike and being fitted properly to it.

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    Moving to general cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imcrazy View Post
    Hi my birthday is coming up and wanted to know which of these bikes will be the best. I ride every day for about 3 hours and need a bike that can go fast and is realiable.
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10162411
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4990073
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=11089998
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=2233451
    None of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    None of the above.
    What if the pitch of the garage floor is different under each bike.
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    trolling for advice
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    Needs more help than can be found here.
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    Must have been VERY bad this year to be given a WalMart bike.
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

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    What a bunch of prix. I suspect this is a troll, but just in case it was a kid needing help, I posted a fairly detailed response. What could it hurt?
    That's disappeared or been moved somewhere, and everybody else has to make themselves feel better by telling him he posted in the wrong place or he's too stupid to benefit from your sorry-I'm-too-cool-to-speak-beginner response.
    No more wondering where the term "arrogant roadie pr!k" came from....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    What a bunch of prix. I suspect this is a troll, but just in case it was a kid needing help, I posted a fairly detailed response. What could it hurt?
    That's disappeared or been moved somewhere, and everybody else has to make themselves feel better by telling him he posted in the wrong place or he's too stupid to benefit from your sorry-I'm-too-cool-to-speak-beginner response.
    No more wondering where the term "arrogant roadie pr!k" came from....
    I'm surprised this question didn't get worse in the roadie forum. In case it is a real question, all those Walmart bikes are junk. In the same price range ($70), you can find a decent used entry level bike from a good brand on Craigslist. A couple examples would be a Specialized Hardrock, or a Trek 820.
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    +1 with chewybrian. Don't get a wal-mart bike; they are generally very low quality and badly assembled. If you ask people here which wal-mart bike to get, you'll get the answer "none of them."

    If you do get a wal-mart bike, follow these two simple rules:
    1) no suspension,
    2) no gears.

    That's because it's very hard to mess up a single speed bike with no suspension. You still won't get a good bike, but you probably won't get a bad one.

    There are some good books at your local library on buying and keeping a good bike. It's worth a quick trip down and a question to your librarian. They're generally fun reads, too.
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    If you want an inexpensive Wal-Mart bike you will probably need to know how to set it up and adjust it yourself.

    Here's a (hopefully) helpful link:

    http://bicycletutor.com/


    Other possibilities at Wal-Mart would then be:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8399245

    The Mongoose Commuter above at $132 would seem the best best at Wal-Mart

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3663046

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4698938

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10727434



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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    What a bunch of prix. I suspect this is a troll, but just in case it was a kid needing help, I posted a fairly detailed response. What could it hurt?
    That's disappeared or been moved somewhere, and everybody else has to make themselves feel better by telling him he posted in the wrong place or he's too stupid to benefit from your sorry-I'm-too-cool-to-speak-beginner response.
    No more wondering where the term "arrogant roadie pr!k" came from....
    IMCRAZY, please come back and tell us you're not a troll and have real bike needs!

    Four threads started on one day and he disappeared.
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    "IMCRAZY, please come back and tell us you're not a troll and have real bike needs!"

    - I've decided to get a Colnago road bike.
    Hey, so what if it's a few extra bucks.


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    He's back in yet another thread. Gonna fix up his free spirit, instead of buying a bike.
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