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Old 09-04-02, 05:52 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-04-02, 05:55 AM   #2
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Welcome!!

Try Mountainbike Review.

You can find it here.
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Old 09-04-02, 06:36 AM   #3
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for sizing go to www.wrenchscience.com
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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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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.
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for sizing go to www.wrenchscience.com
Hmm...www.wrenchscience.com is currently down.
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Hmm...www.wrenchscience.com is currently down.
mmmmm how about now?
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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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