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    Hey there

    I'm a single speed rider from Texas, and I refuse to drive anywhere unless I absolutely have to. Right now I ride an Origin 8 steel frame, and I'm working on getting a mountain bike this summer. College student majoring in photography & graphic design with a minor in physics. I've been on a bike since I first learned how to ride, and I don't even intend on ever getting off.

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    Welcome cyclesailor to BF.
    League City here.
    Where are you in TX?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    San Antonio.

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    What kind of MTB you looking into? I started doing a lot of SS/Fixed riding and I found when I starting hitting some MTB trails (with an MTB, of course ) I had significant climbing ability/power.

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    Hello and welcome!!

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    @rawsted Well, I was originally a mountain biker hitting up the trails on an anchor weight mongoose all through middle and high school. Then when I graduated I started working at a local bike shop and my eyes were opened ha. I had my eyes on a Specialized Enduro a while back, but financially, that's just not going to happen. So I was thinking of just a simple hardtail like a Rockhopper or maybe something from Canondale. Any suggestions?

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    Look for something used or set a budget and start pricing components and build your own. I did the latter, and am very please with the result: http://i.imgur.com/AsgJv.jpg

    Cost was around $2k

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    Pretty sweet ride. I would go that route, but I don't have the patience for it, at least not right now. I had plans on riding some pretty awesome trails this summer, so the sooner the better.

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