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    Roadie transitioning to mountain bikes.

    Hi, everybody. I'm a former roadie, riding in high school and college, then started doing tris after I graduated after being introduced to them by a coworker. I'm currently bikeless (my last bike was a Trek 2300), but I recently moved into a new house that I just discovered is less than a third of a mile from a trailhead that leads to some (reportedly) good singletrack.

    So, I'm in the market for my first mountain bike, and I signed up here because I know absolutely nothing about them - my background is entirely road bikes. The last time I rode in dirt was when I was a kid, bombing around on a BMX bike on some trails in the woods where I grew up. I've also ridden motocross/enduro motorcycles pretty much my whole life, though I don't know how much, if any, of those skills would translate.
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    Welcome aboard!
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    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    Road rider here.
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    BOTH will help tremendously. Come visit the mountain bike forum. I'm sure we can help you out. There's a "Bike Shopping" sticky at the top.

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    I've been lurking in the mountain bike forum for a few days now, reading past threads. I'm going to try to check out some bike at the LBS today, I'll post something there when I have more specific questions.

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