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    Hello from Texas

    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

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    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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    I am in Lubbock. I went to a few shops this week and really learned alot, but still having difficulty deciding.

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    Welcome!!!

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    Batman, but not really. notacceptable's Avatar
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    Welcome from a fellow Texan. I was born in Lubbock, but now reside in the DFW area!

    Good luck!

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