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    Please help with best bike options

    I am looking to start mountain biking and want to get a bike. I am almost 6'2" and about 175 lbs. My price range is about $600-1200. I need some suggestions for bikes that would be good choices. I will probably bike at least once a week and mostly on singletrack and trails.

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    Visit as many local bike shops as possible, talk and listen to the people that work there, ride a bunch of different bikes, and report back to us when you've got it narrowed down to three or four options.

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    wish I had have come to this forum before I bought my first bike and got some advice like that....

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    well, there are plenty of choices. Giant Iguana, Rainier are some good ones. if its your first bike i wouldn't suggest getting anything too expensive as you may stop biking sooner than you think. Trek 6500 Disc is a pretty good choice i think. Maybe not even that. you can get a Trek 4500 Disc. Specialized hardrock seems to be pretty good from what i've heard, probably a great first real bike. but if you want to get into recreational races(if you decide you really like biking) then i would go for the 6500 disc as its probably the best for the money.

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