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Old 05-17-06, 10:11 AM   #1
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How are these brands?

so i emailed my LBS and the owner asking if they had any Specialized Bikes there. He replied saying that they only have "Marin, Diamondback, Raleigh, and Redline" Bikes. so i was wondering if these are good brands to buy? and are there any bad models i should watch out for?
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depends on what you want and how much you are willing to pay, but generally yes they are decent bikes
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Old 05-17-06, 10:21 AM   #3
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Marin's are very nice bikes. Redline makes nice cyclocross bikes and singlespeeds. Diamonback and Raleigh make pretty decent bikes as well.
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actually more specifically, how is this Marin bike: http://www.marinbikes.com/bicycles_2...eer_trail.html
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What are you going to be using it for?
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What are you going to be using it for?
street and trail riding.
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It looks like a pretty nice bike. I would try to take it for a test ride first though. When you do pay attention to the fork. I don't know much about that one so you will want to make sure that it doesn't ride like a pogo stick.
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