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    Sup dudes

    I'm from Toronto and wanna renew my interest in biking. I had some ****ty canadian tire mtb that just simply can't last off-roading ... so I joined here for advice from experts and the like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vsudhir18 View Post
    I'm from Toronto and wanna renew my interest in biking. I had some ****ty canadian tire mtb that just simply can't last off-roading ... so I joined here for advice from experts and the like.
    Hello to our friend from the north! There's some great information and people on BikeForums. Read and post away!

    Oh yeah ............ welcome to BikeForums!!

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    Thanks, are you a mod? Do you know where I should post about bike advice, I need some info..

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    yeah I need advice on a new bike. which forum do i go to for that?

    thanks for the welcome, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vsudhir18 View Post
    yeah I need advice on a new bike. which forum do i go to for that?

    thanks for the welcome, btw.
    What kind of a bike are you looking for? We have subforums for just about everything on 2-wheels. Just click on the mountain bike, road, cyclocross, folding bike, road bike, etc forum .... then, just ask your question. You'll find many that are willing and able to answer your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vsudhir18 View Post
    Thanks, are you a mod? Do you know where I should post about bike advice, I need some info..
    Brad isn't a moderator (although he should be ), but I am! People with blue stars by their names are either moderators, or administrators.

    But, as bac says, there are all sorts of forums for various types of cycling. So...what did you have in mind?

    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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    Posting in the roadie forum has indicated to me that I need a cyclocross bike.

    Also, I got 2008 product guides from a bike store on the following brands: Norco, Mountain Bike, DeVinci, and Specialized. So now I have a two-part question:

    1) are there any other brands I should talk into consideration? The MB and Specialized product books have been very informative and I assume they are great brands, are there any others though?
    2) From the above brands and any addiotnal brands you would recommend, any cyclocross bikes you recommend? Or basically any bike that is a perfect blend of paved commuting and rding on the trails/dirt roads; forests; big hills and small mountains (Southern Ontario hills aren't exactly the Rockies!)

    Anyone who offers any advice, much appreciated in advance.

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    Other brands which may be (fairly) easily found are Bianchi, Cannondale, Jamis, Kona, and Lemond. There are quite a few other manufacturers, but some are custom makers, etc.

    The Kona Jake the Snake seems to be quite a favourite, though. The Lemond Poprad gets high marks as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vsudhir18 View Post
    1) are there any other brands I should talk into consideration?
    I can only really comment on the cyclocross bike I own. It's a Salsa Las Cruces. It's also VERY orange! I have nothing but good things to say about this machine. I built it for a general purpose bike, and I have a rear rack that I use for light touring and commuting. I also have in-line brake levers mounted on the tops of the bars. I recommend them in a big way. I also have mechanical (Avid) disc brakes, and wouldn't go back to rim brakes for the world.

    Good luck with your search!

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    Thanks bac, you're a nice guy.

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    When I was looking for a cyclocross bike for commuting last year, I was impressed by the Brodie Ronin. I didnt want the disc brakes, but the dealer could probably chage them for cantilevers if you dont want discs.

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