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    Best bike for a beginner (around $800)

    Can anyone recommend a lightweight mountain bike with NO suspension for under $800?

    I had a lava dome which got stolen which I really liked. I hate suspension and I like light weight.......

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    Im running a Trek 4300. Its a bit UNDER your price range, but I like it. I think there around $500 for the Disc model?
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    Why do you want a bike with no suspension? What kind of riding are you goin to do? You can get some really good bikes for $800 that has really good front suspension?

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    I was thinking that he did not want full suspension?
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    $800 would be a hell of a rigid bike. My dad got a near perfect 1998 19" Specialized Hardrock sport for $10, it just needed air in the tires. the tubes weren't even popped, he's still running the tubes we got it with. and and 80's specialized street stomper was thrown in for free, the stomper needed new grips and a chain but it runs great too. Also I saw a Trek, i forget the model, with full XTR shifters/derailleurs for $175 at my local used bike shop.

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    The Norco Evolve has an MSRP of US$865, however it's a trials-oriented bike and has no seat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky_rider
    Why do you want a bike with no suspension? What kind of riding are you goin to do? You can get some really good bikes for $800 that has really good front suspension?
    A) Because it's extra weight, and with my old Kona I got used to a very light bike.
    B) Because I like a rigid fork better. It just feels tighter and more responsive.

    I'm more than happy to pay LESS than $800, but I'd rather have a sh*t-hot rigid bike than an OK suspension bike :-)

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