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Old 09-19-05, 10:33 PM   #1
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Hi,

I would really love to get into Mountain Biking. I used to ride BMX and im sure the two are nothing alike.
Anyways I have never owned a Mountain Bike. I was wondering if I could get some quick advice on how to start out and a good bike to buy. I dont want to buy a very expensive bike because im not sure if I will love it. I also dont want to buy a cheap bike that I will end up replacing in a month. So I was wondering if someone could maybe gove me an idea of what bike to get for maybe around $500?
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The "around" $500 MTB thread.
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Old 09-19-05, 10:40 PM   #3
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I'm sure I'll get pelted with broken derailleurs and beaten senseless with an old Rock Shox Quadra 21R for saying it, but if you are a BMXer you might want to check out the Redline Monocog. It's a steel framed single speed mountain bike with no suspension at all. Kind of like a big BMX bike. A mountain bike that costs under $500 is not going to work very well at all anyway, so why waste money on gears that don't shift and a suspension fork that just bounces up and down like a slinky? Most single speed mountain bikers get there via the long way, but you can short circuit the whole thing and go straight to one gear nirvana.
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Old 09-20-05, 06:45 PM   #6
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Buy a good "used" bike Man. Sure, you may have to replace some of the components in a few weeks/months, but it's still cheaper than a $1000-1500 bike, huh?
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I think the Redline Monocog is a good option. Extremely tough frame, with big BMX bike geometry. I put a lot of BMX'ers on Hardrocks over the years too. Same deal there.
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I'm sure I'll get pelted with broken derailleurs and beaten senseless with an old Rock Shox Quadra 21R for saying it, but if you are a BMXer you might want to check out the Redline Monocog. It's a steel framed single speed mountain bike with no suspension at all. Kind of like a big BMX bike. A mountain bike that costs under $500 is not going to work very well at all anyway, so why waste money on gears that don't shift and a suspension fork that just bounces up and down like a slinky? Most single speed mountain bikers get there via the long way, but you can short circuit the whole thing and go straight to one gear nirvana.
dont make me take the fork off my bike and beat you.... he need suspension..i used to be real big in bmx..and ill tell u what..i got this hardrock..and it makes my haro backtrail, that has practically nothing stock left on the bike (primo power bite cranks..o yea), look like a pos.... i can outjump it... it rides nicer and i can offroad with it... I think ull like mountain biking... and you can use some cool bmx tricks to show up ur friends on ur mountain bike
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Old 09-20-05, 08:42 PM   #9
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You can probably already guess this but, after a thorough reading of the $500 dollar thread- go to the LBS(s) and see what feels best for you, be it big BMX/MTB or a good ol' MTB.
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Old 09-20-05, 08:48 PM   #10
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id say get the hardrock...but they are right.. you need to go try a few bikes out and find the one you like the best... bacause no matter what other people say... your still the one riding it.
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