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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
    "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

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