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    Junior Member Unclebenz's Avatar
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    hi from a total newbie

    hi,

    I'm a newbie in mountain biking. Im from Montreal, Can.
    I've been riding motocross for 4-5 years and I've decided to get a human powered bike as well.
    I registered mainly because I'm looking for a bike and, hum, you know. I don't know much about it and I definitely need advices.
    Since I'm a newbie, I don't think I need a 2000$ bike. A "cheap" one should be ok. I know some pros will tell me I won't get anything good for 600-700$ CAN (430-500$ US). I need an objectice viewpoint about the question

    my criterias:
    -hardtail mountain bike
    -my budget is 400-500$ US

    I plan riding about 2-3 times a week.

    do you guys have any models that would fit my criterias?

    thanks in advance

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    wonderer, wanderer gonesh9's Avatar
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    Actually there are several decent models of hardtails in that price range....

    Specialized Rockhopper seems like a quality hardtail, but there's also Gary Fisher Tassajara, many Giant and some Trek models to choose from.

    Buying used can usually get you a better quality bike for the same price as a new bike, just a few years old. A lot of people out there buy a bike and either don't use it, need cash, or upgrade to a different bike, so they sell their 1-2 year old bike for pretty cheap. Check out e-bay, or www.mtbr.com and click on classifieds.

    Good luck, and welcome Unclebenz!

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    road siklista dexmax's Avatar
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    welcome to the forum.

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    Hey There Look for a magazine called PEDAL. The new one is the price guide to every bike you can get in Canada. I will look through my copy later and tell you what I feel is the best bike for your money.

    Ron H
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    Originally posted by rhaines66
    Hey There Look for a magazine called PEDAL. The new one is the price guide to every bike you can get in Canada. I will look through my copy later and tell you what I feel is the best bike for your money.

    Ron H
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    hey thanks a lot. I'll check it out for sure.
    did you hear anything about devinci's bikes? they're fully made in quebec and some dude already told me they were great.
    I'm not at work today because the voices in my head said stay home and clean the guns.

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    Yes I've heard of them. I'm thinking of buying one. http://www.devinci.com/eng/home.htm

    I was thinking about the podium road bike.
    Another good bike is Marinoni canadian made also in Quebec.

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