To answer your questions.
I'll be using it very often when the warm weather finally gets here(in NJ). I want to try and really get into mountain biking. At first I want to try easy trails, and then progress with experience. It'll also be used on some paved trails and road when Im out with my girlfriend riding together. So you could say that it will be used in a mixed way. But like I said, I want to start getting into trails and the offroad stuff with time. I don't think I'll be riding at night though.
Also Im 5'9 and about 160 lbs & athletic so I think the fork will suit me well. I heard from some taller heavier customers that they needed to upgrade it or something.
So whatcha think? Did I make a good choice for my first MTN bike? It seems like a good starter bike. Eventually when Im more experienced and better at it i'll opt for the "light" suspension bikes in the future.
My next mission is going to be finding a transport system.
Originally Posted by stevesurf
It's actually a great time to do this; you'll see a combination of last-year's clearance and some new items rolling in. Road, MTB or Cross? How often are you riding? Will you be riding at night? Is it recreational, training, Tri, etc.? That's just a few questions...
Here's a plug for a great bike shop right over in Bay Ridge Brooklyn that has some great deals:
Another thing to consider is putting together your own customized builds; you can often piece together pretty amazing deals and wind up with a nice bike.
Last edited by EvolutionIXMR; 02-04-08 at 02:31 PM.