Hello all! My wife and I are just starting to get into mountain biking. I have raced motorcycles (Enduro and Motocross) all my life, and thought this might be a good sport that me and my wife can do together as well as stay fit for racing motorcycles. I am having a little trouble deciding what might be the best bike for me. I am looking for a quality bike in the $500-$1000 range. I am 6'4" and 175 lbs. I plan on riding everywhere from simple dirt paths to a little more extreme mountain trails with minor drop-offs, roots and rocks. As well as riding around my neiborhood. I also like to jump a bit ( i did a liitle bmx, and freestyle when i was younger) for this reason a guy at my local shop suggested i get a Jamis Komodo 1. Is this a good bike for me?
I have also looked at a Felt Q620, a Specialized Hardrock sport disc and hardrock spot disc 29er, and a Jamis Durango
Any info, sugestions etc. would be really helpfull
Welcome to the Forums. What part of Texas are you in? If you are in the Dallas area, check out http://www.dorba2.com/ for info on trails, rides, etc. They can probably even help you find a good shop, bike suggestions, etc.
I ride mainly road, but used to ride with Dorba back in the day. My mtb is a full hard Trek 8000 from the early 90s.
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