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    Good Bike?

    For 100 pounds is this a good bike? I'm not serious about huge jumps or anything just messin around on dirt roads.

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId=38257#

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    I would suggest looking elsewhere for a new bike, like a bike shop. Also the part about the specs subject to change is a little fishy. I think most people here will tell you the same, don't buy a bike at stores like halfords, only LBS's (local bike shops). You should also ride it before you buy it.

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    Halfords suck for buying bikes. My friend just bought one from there because it was the cheapest place and the level of service was shocking. I guess that's why they're cheap.

    They sometimes have good deals on tools but that's about it. I don't like spending my money in there, much prefer the support of my LBSs.
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    It would be like ordering a Pint and getting a glass of warm urine. No, that bike shaped object sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    It would be like ordering a Pint and getting a glass of warm urine. No, that bike shaped object sucks
    Is that Budweiser or Coors?

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    do u think the specialized p1 24" (the black one) is any good for jumping 3 foot to 5 foot jumps
    http://www.evanscycles.com/product.j...at1?style=5322

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam_89
    do u think the specialized p1 24" (the black one) is any good for jumping 3 foot to 5 foot jumps
    http://www.evanscycles.com/product.j...at1?style=5322
    I'd reccomend the following: http://www.evanscycles.com/product.j...at1?style=5385 .
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    Yes liam, it is good, but I'd think Single Speed is for people who already have experience with mountain biking and know that single speed is a completely different experience.

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    Paying about 100 for your first mountain bike isn't actually a bad idea at all IMHO. You'll find out what bits could be better, what features are important to you and indeed whether mountain biking is your thing at all, all for around 50 (you'll probably be able to sell/trade in for 50ish).

    I'm not at all sure whether I'd go for the Halfords one though. I'm particularly bothered that there's no mention of frame size anywhere. As others have said, your LBS would surely be a much better bet. You might even consider a used bike - you'll get more for your money and shouldn't lose too much when the time comes, as it will, to sell or trade up.

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    It's not the cost thats the issue, its the fact that you should definitely buy a mountain bike from a reputable company from a place such as a LBS. Sometimes you can find used or old models at huge discounts.

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    Nevemind cost, it looks like it would weigh 100 pounds. I recomend that you look elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam_89
    u
    "U" is a good letter, but it's not a word. Take the time to tap the two extra keys.

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    that bike is not wot i asked bout if u look at the bike is sh,it here are some jumps i like doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam_89
    wot u
    "wot" isn't a word nor is it an acceptable substitute for the word "what".
    U is a letter of the English alphabet, however it is not a
    word nor is it an acceptable substitute for the word "you".

    You saved a whopping three keystrokes and made yourself look illiterate in the process. Respect the standards we have here and avoid the use of AOL'ese or TXTSPK

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