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Old 07-12-06, 05:34 AM   #1
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New to the forum

Hello everyone.

Just wanted to introduce myself to the community. I am currently using a friends bike (who doesn't ride anymore) but looking around to buying a new one for myself. I got on this forum so that I can get some ideas on what to look for and to share some experiences I've had, and want to know more about the sport.
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Old 07-12-06, 06:59 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, rod. There's a lot of great advice here. First piece of advice, if I may: use that friend's bike to figure out what you like and don't like before buying your own.

Look forward to hearing your experiences!

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Old 07-13-06, 02:28 AM   #3
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Thanks,

My friends bike is a specialized rockhopper I believe. No shocks at all so at the end of my rides my butt is aching. I seem to be leaning towards a full suspension.
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My friends bike is a specialized rockhopper I believe. No shocks at all so at the end of my rides my butt is aching. I seem to be leaning towards a full suspension.
Suspension choice is very dependent on the type of riding you will be doing. If you don't plan to be doing very aggresive (ie: downhill) riding then having a softail can be a disadvantage. Though it is more comfortable you loose power and manuverablility. What kind of riding to you think you want to get involved in?
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Lots of trail and some downhill. We've been going to about four different places to ride and they are not too aggresive.
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