Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    ceeej120
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Need Advice for First MTB!

    Im looking for a quality MTB in like $400-$600 range, i mostly do XC stuff and a lil freeride. Im looking for a bike on the lighter side if possible. Any suggestions?
    Right now im looking at:
    specialized rockhopper
    GT avalanche 1.0 disc or 2.0 disc
    Cannondale F300
    Specialized HArdrock Sport Disc or Comp Disc

    I'm about 5'8" and 150 lbs just so you know

    All help is appreciated

    Thanks

  2. #2
    THIS BIKE'S 4 U !!!! Killer B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Western, NC .... (Pisgah, Bent Creek, DuPont)
    My Bikes
    HARO Xtreme X2, K2 Lithium 3.0, K2 Beast, K2 Flyin' Monkey, DiamondBack Accent EX, DiamondBack Axis TR
    Posts
    1,272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I may be wrong (I doubt it) but I don't think any of those bikes you mentioned can be had for that price range....

    Just remember: The Lighter, the More $$$$ it costs....

  3. #3
    ceeej120
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i've checked, and all those listed are in that price range, at least from teh sources i found. for example
    only the lowest of the specialized rockhopper line is in that range.

    we're talking US dollars just so you no

  4. #4
    ceeej120
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    and i forgot to mention, i like the trek bruiser 1 also

  5. #5
    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    specialized p.1, redline single x
    Posts
    1,460
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the hardrock is a great starter bike, solid parts and a good price... go with it

  6. #6
    ceeej120
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ya i was leaning towards that or the rockhopper, i like the comp disc, being that its still a good price and the parts are better from what ive seen

  7. #7
    ride like theres not 2mrw chris_pnoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Baltimore MD
    My Bikes
    Trek Bruiser 1
    Posts
    385
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I checked out the local bike shop

    I have the same dilema. We're about the same heightwise and weightwise too!

    It depends on what style you want. From what I gather, the Trek Bruiser would be competition for the Specialized Hardrock, while the Specialized Rockhopper would be competition to the Trek 3900-4500.

  8. #8
    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    specialized p.1, redline single x
    Posts
    1,460
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    also check out the 500$ bike thread.
    The "around" $500 MTB thread.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    28
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    go to your dicks and check out their line of northface bikes. ironhorse frames, marzocchi fork, disc brakes, race quality shifters, best line for your price is pumori about $500

  10. #10
    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    specialized p.1, redline single x
    Posts
    1,460
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dicks?

  11. #11
    B-Boy Style
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
    dicks?
    Werd... Dicks? Dont go there, poor assembly, no help if ya need it, stick to a LBS.. And the specialized is a solid bike i think, Ive got a stumpy FSR and its held up real well so far, the only thing i had to upgrade was teh rims..But i would say specialized is a decent starter bike.
    Bike: 04 Stumpjumper FSR with Mammoth Rims

    1Th 5:17

    Toyota Underground For all automotive Entusiats and OT

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ceeej12@hotmail
    ya i was leaning towards that or the rockhopper, i like the comp disc, being that its still a good price and the parts are better from what ive seen

    You should know that I am fairly new to MTB, but I think that both the GT Avalanche 1.0 Disc and the Diamondback Topanga '05 are better choices than the Comp Disc.

    Put the GT side by side with the Comp Disc. The GT has a better fork, shifter, derailleurs, discs, crank, etc. ...

    ...all for about $50 MSRP more. Many on this board hold a grudge against GT because they were bought by a company that supplies crap bikes to Wal-Mart, but I think GT's are underrated.

  13. #13
    B-Boy Style
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates
    You should know that I am fairly new to MTB, but I think that both the GT Avalanche 1.0 Disc and the Diamondback Topanga '05 are better choices than the Comp Disc.

    Put the GT side by side with the Comp Disc. The GT has a better fork, shifter, derailleurs, discs, crank, etc. ...

    ...all for about $50 MSRP more. Many on this board hold a grudge against GT because they were bought by a company that supplies crap bikes to Wal-Mart, but I think GT's are underrated.
    I honestly didt know that GT was still making quality bikes..I thought they had gone downhill, at least the few that i have seen on the trails were = to trash...Ill have to look stuff up before i assume again..but im still a bit biased toward specialized..
    Bike: 04 Stumpjumper FSR with Mammoth Rims

    1Th 5:17

    Toyota Underground For all automotive Entusiats and OT

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •