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Old 10-05-07, 01:12 PM   #1
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Newly addicted in N.C.

Hello forum members. Just wanted to introduce myself and get started on this forum. Have recently experienced "mountain" biking for the first time and really loved it. Nothing too challenging as yet but I plan to work on my skills and hope I can get some good information here. Let's Ride!
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Old 10-05-07, 04:10 PM   #2
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Nice to meet you! The forum is a great place to learn, for the most part.

What mountain bike do you ride?
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Hello Rickebob, I've been riding my MTB for at least a year, and my skills STILL need a lot of work . But it's a lot of fun practicing!

Welcome to BF!

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Hello forum members. Just wanted to introduce myself and get started on this forum. Have recently experienced "mountain" biking for the first time and really loved it. Nothing too challenging as yet but I plan to work on my skills and hope I can get some good information here. Let's Ride!
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Good to see another NC'er come to the world of cycling! Welcome to BF
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I actually am going to a LBS today to try and figure out what bike I need. I really am a total newbie to this so I hope my LBS folks can help me out. I am leaning towards a Trek but only because I haven't talked to anyone other than a local bike cop who says they are pretty bullet proof. I live in the Pilot Mountain area of NC and as soon as I get my wheels figured out I would encourage everyone to be on the look out :-)
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I live in the Pilot Mountain area of NC and as soon as I get my wheels figured out I would encourage everyone to be on the look out :-)

Sounds as if it's a good thing I am in the Pacific Northwest .

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I actually am going to a LBS today to try and figure out what bike I need. I really am a total newbie to this so I hope my LBS folks can help me out. I am leaning towards a Trek but only because I haven't talked to anyone other than a local bike cop who says they are pretty bullet proof. I live in the Pilot Mountain area of NC and as soon as I get my wheels figured out I would encourage everyone to be on the look out :-)
I'm a big fan of Treks. I had a chance to ride a rigid 820 for a week or so, it was a real nice ride. Make sure you post pics over in MTB, we love to look at bikes
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Old 10-06-07, 11:01 AM   #9
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Hey Rickebob

I recently got into MTBing. I don't do TOO much b/c I'm still in school and it is hard to get out to the trails, but I'd highly recommend the Trek 6000. It is an entry level Hard Tail bike that is great for getting into cross country bike riding (that is off road trekking - no huge drops etc).

I'm really satisfied with it. This year's model starts at 750 dollars MSRP. I got it for 550 on a closeout for last year's model (woo!).

The most important thing is that it won't hold you back once you progress since the frame itself (the most important part of a bike) is a great one - all you'll need to do is upgrade to some better components (derailleurs, front fork, once you start getting serious)

Good luck and have fun!
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kill.cactus,

I did ride a Trek 6700 (I think that was the number) Saturday at my LBS. It was nice having a bike that fit me instead of just having to take what the rental shop had when I went riding Sunday. I am definitely starting off trail riding until I get comfortable and in a little better shape. I don't see myself participating in the X-Games anytime soon if you know what I mean.

The price on the bike was $529.99 so maybe that is a pretty good deal. The guys at the shop were very helpful and didn't make me feel like a total idiot so I will surely buy from them once I figure out how much I want to spend. I really appreciate your advice and I hope you get to go riding soon.
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