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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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    Marin's are very nice bikes. Redline makes nice cyclocross bikes and singlespeeds. Diamonback and Raleigh make pretty decent bikes as well.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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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?
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    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.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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