I am in Need of Some Opinions
I'm new to this forum, though for the past few months I have browsed through in search of solutions and tips to problems I have had with my very problematic ride, and after bending my bike fork enough to make it strike the pedal every time I turn, I realized it's time to move on from what Walmart has to offer.
Soooo I have been looking on craigslist and the ksl classifieds (basically a local craigslist) for a new ride.
I rarely actually go mountain biking, usually i ride around ten miles a day on the road. I'm on a slope so things usually end up being up or down for me regarding going to a friend's house, my girlfriend's house, or school, which is all I do. I pump up then cruise down from any destination. I am a beginner and need some advice on choosing a decent bike. Here is what I'm looking at right now:
The fit is perfect considering my short height of just 5'7''. Cheap too, I convinced the seller to drop it to $200.00
Another bike I saw that seems great is this:
An older and slightly different model, but much cheaper. My favorite part
And maybe this:
An ideal bike for me, being sixteen and needing transportation capable of climbing yet being quick and relatively light, is a good hybrid, but those are the best choice for my budget as far as I have seen.
Thank you for your time.
They all look good. Bike one certainly shows very little wear of the (1) visible gear and on the back wheel from what I can see on the pictures. Bike two has suspension on the front fork and looks to have been better taken care of than bike one. I could not tell much from the pictures of bike three.
If I had to chose, I would look at Bike 2 first.
Indeed they do, bike two has sadly been sold.. bike three as well. Bike one has a hefty price on it still so I looked around some more and found these:
That picture shows almost nothing, but he does mention that it has Shimano Deore components, which isn't bad at all.
This bike looks like no more than a 'commuter' that occasionally could be played with in a sandbox, but that works for me.
and of course the first bike I listed.
Anyone got a take on these?