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    Anyone know of some mountain bike buying guides on the web?

    Hi all, new to the sport. Trying to find a couple of bikes for me and the new wife for mild off roading and riding around the city. Would like to find a buying guide to help me decide what I should get as a first bike. Steel, aluminum, suspension, etc. Could someone recommend a good bike in the $200 or less range?

    Thanks for any response!

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    Welcome!!

    Try Mountainbike Review.

    You can find it here.

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    for sizing go to www.wrenchscience.com
    Come visit my SEX arena at IRON MAGAZINE.

    Come ride the Monkey.

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    Try a few different forums too. I find getting other riders opinions is usually a good idea. This tends to be the most logical of forums for the average rider.

    Either way find one that fits and buy it. Cheers

    Nice site mtnbiker chick...probably the best for sizing I have seen. Even though I dont use a bike that 'fits' me

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    Originally posted by Maelstrom


    Nice site mtnbiker chick...probably the best for sizing I have seen. Even though I dont use a bike that 'fits' me
    either do I, truth be told!!

    lol.
    Come visit my SEX arena at IRON MAGAZINE.

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    Originally posted by MtnBikerChk
    for sizing go to www.wrenchscience.com
    Hmm...www.wrenchscience.com is currently down.

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    Originally posted by BWeech


    Hmm...www.wrenchscience.com is currently down.
    mmmmm how about now?
    Come visit my SEX arena at IRON MAGAZINE.

    Come ride the Monkey.

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    All good advice, but to be honest, you won't find what anyone with a fair amount of knowledge would consider a "Good" shop quality bike for under $250.00 Most decent bikes are right around the $300 price point. Sure, there are always closeout deals available, but you may want to consider upping your budget a little bit. You'll open up yourself to a bigger selection of bikes in the $275-$300 range.

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