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    New Here.

    Hello everyone,

    First and foremost, just want to say hi. I live near Toronto. Excited to pick up my first REAL bike..lol.

    I just joined the site. Looking to get on a bike for trails and some mountain biking. I am beyond confused from doing research and talking to a local bike shop. I am hoping all the experts on here could maybe help me out, and I am looking forward to learning more. Please move this post to the right section if its not correct.

    Here are a few bikes I was looking at, please let me know what your thoughts are. I am looking to do mainly trails with my gf, and some offroading (few small jumps, dirt, etc). Not sure if I should be going Hybird or mountain (leaning towards mountain.)

    My local shop carries mainly the following brands, I have read that they are among the top brands. (please correct me if I am wrong).

    Specialized: (mountain)
    http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bik...k-comp-disc-29

    Norco: (toss up between 9.2 and 9.1)(mountain)
    http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/...-9/charger-92/

    Giant: (hybrid)
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-ca/...2/12349/58271/

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Isaiah10; 05-01-13 at 02:57 PM.

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    Let your girl friend decide what is the best one for you.
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    If you are going to do dirt, don't get a hybrid.

    This is the usual route:

    Guy buys a mountain bike. Guy gets beat up riding the trails and wants to get better. Guy needs a road bike because its easier to do intervals and endurance on them. Guy buys a road bike, decides that nice smooth asphalt is better than roots and rocks. Guy lists mountain bike on eBay.

    YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    If you are going to do dirt, don't get a hybrid. This is the usual route:
    Guy buys a mountain bike. Guy gets beat up riding the trails and wants to get better. Guy needs a road bike because its easier to do intervals and endurance on them. Guy buys a road bike, decides that nice smooth asphalt is better than roots and rocks. Guy lists mountain bike on eBay. YMMV.
    Dudelsack has much wisdom.
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    Hi Isaiah, welcome to BF. I'll let the men of wisdom help you out here, best of luck in your bike search.

    Bill

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