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Old 06-17-06, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
Could anyone give some advice to a beginer looking to get into mountain biking?
What types of bikes should I consider? I used to ride a bike when I was a kid, but never realy got into the sport. I have tried to research this but there's too much info out there!!!! Appreciate any feedback.
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Old 06-17-06, 03:39 PM   #2
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what kind of riding do you want to be doing? xc, dj, 4x, dh?? and whats your budget this would help alot.
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Old 06-17-06, 04:57 PM   #3
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go to a local bike shop (not walmart, academy, kmart) and talk to them about what would be good for you. Once you have done that, you will be able to come back and have a good starting point to research. The LBS will be able to give you quite a bit of direction and let you demo different bikes. Find something that you think works and look up what other people have to say about durability, etc.

Good luck man, and hope you have fun
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xc, dj, 4x, dh??
These terms probably mean nothing to him.

XC= cross country riding
DJ= Dirt jumping
4x= dirt jumping/ street/ racing
DH=Downhill (not down roads, down steep mountains usually, has a lot of huge jumps and drops anywhere from 4-20~ feet.)
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oh and read this:
Please Read Before asking Question: MTB FAQ.
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Old 06-17-06, 07:28 PM   #6
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Thx everyone, that site was realy helpful. I'll be going to LBS sometime this week and probably come back w/ Q's about the bikes. Thanks again
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Glad we could help.
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