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Old 08-21-05, 02:19 AM   #1
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I am aninternetional student in US, I plan to buy a bike and spend no more than $200!

I saw many hard -tail and dual suspension mountain bikes in wal-mart are from $100--$200, I do not know which one is better. I just use my bike to go from home to university and cruise in parks in week end, not really on the trail.

my friend surgested me to buy :

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4016707
Schwinn 26" Men's Aluminum Comp Mountain Bike - Blue

they said in the same price this one is better than that of huffy and mongoose. and the dual suspension bikes are not good for this price!

I have no idea at all about the bikes.


thank you for your kindly advice!
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Old 08-21-05, 05:02 AM   #2
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That bike will suit you fine for the use you want. Your friend is right, stay away from dual suspension unless you want to spend five times as much.
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I bought that schwinn for my niece. It has held up well over the summer with only a few adjustments needed. Not a bad deal, all things considered. Compared to my wife's Giant Sedona that goes 130.00 more there is little difference in quality.

Oh, and do not take it on a trail or try to jump things. Just keep it on the road and use it as a cruiser.

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Old 08-21-05, 10:28 AM   #4
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After you buy it take it to a shop and get a tune up, most of those toys are put together by pedro for 4 bucks a bike..... cutting corners is how they make their money, building a BUNCH of bikes in little time..... I am no master mechanic, but it takes me 45min to an hour (depending on how many customers I help durring the build) to pull a bike, build it, tag it and put it on the floor.... I work at a shop and everything I built for the first 2 months was checked by atleast 2 people, so I know the xmart manager isnt gonna run over and check jose's handywork.........
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for 40-50 dollars more I'd buy a trek 820 or 3500.
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*second*
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*Third*

That or look for a secondhad bike.
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I am aninternetional student in US, I plan to buy a bike and spend no more than $200!

I saw many hard -tail and dual suspension mountain bikes in wal-mart are from $100--$200, I do not know which one is better. I just use my bike to go from home to university and cruise in parks in week end, not really on the trail.

my friend surgested me to buy :

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4016707
Schwinn 26" Men's Aluminum Comp Mountain Bike - Blue

they said in the same price this one is better than that of huffy and mongoose. and the dual suspension bikes are not good for this price!

I have no idea at all about the bikes.


thank you for your kindly advice!
You are in a world of ***** . Find a friend that does ride regularly and ask their advice Re: second hand bikes. Or, go to a Local Bike Shop (lbs) and put your case to them, explain your requirements and your budget they may be able to help. The X-mart bikes are trouble, they will break and you wont get anyhelp from X-mart.
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I just use my bike to go from home to university and cruise in parks in week end, not really on the trail.
Why do you want to get a 'mountain bike' then?
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