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Old 05-04-06, 06:29 PM   #1
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componenets for a new guy

im new to the mountain biking world and im just doing some learning here.. my question is, for a new guy who wont be doing 100% mountain riding, how much do the components matter. im just getting my feet wet so would i be happy with the sram 3.0 or the shimano alivio?? even when i go to the mountain, im sure right now i wont be riding all that hard.. just wondering and looking for opinions.. thanks
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Old 05-05-06, 07:39 AM   #2
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do my questions suck?? 2nd time i asked a question as a new rider and no responses.
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Old 05-05-06, 07:44 AM   #3
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Yeah, they don't matter as much, but once you get better, they hinder your performance.

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I have a Shimano Alivio Derailleur.

It was great for me for a long time, did the trick just fine. Then I learned to pedal kick, and it skips like crazy because of the strong force on the derailleur.

But, for you it'll be fine. A good beginner bike is around 500. I wouldn't go any lower.
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Old 05-05-06, 07:45 AM   #4
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You should be fine with the components you have. If / when you start breaking parts then consider upgrading. Until then just enjoy being out there.
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Jason222 is right at first it's all gravy but when you get more advanced it matters a bit, just as far as riding harder and having something thats stronger and a lot more dependable
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thanks for that guys. feel better now.. i hope to 1 day learn what a "pedal kick" is... haha
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