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    help quick!!

    hey guys im new to all this and im wondering wat size frame i should get ? i am 5 foot 7inches and can u guys tell me if a micargi bike is good and can u help on a starter mountain bike??

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    17-18in for most of the brands

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    I would say more like 16-17, or size medium. I am 5-7 1/2", and my medium could be a little smaller, but a small would be too small.

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    STAY FAR AWAY FROM micargi bikes!!!

    Don't buy a bike from a department store, get one from a Bike Shop

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    ok thanks alot guys !! and wat would be a good bike for me ? max im willing to dish out is 500-550 ??

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    Read this and then come and ask some more questions

    Please Read Before asking Question: MTB FAQ. should cover the basics.

    But... don't rush in, I know its hard, but it means you will come out with the best bike for you in the long run and save money
    You're out of your element Donnie

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    thanks that was good info but i really want a full suspension bike at around 500 to 600 dollars by the way is a diamond back any good?

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    depends on new or used
    i'm sure you can get a not great but decent bike with that range.

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    wat is the best mountain bike for that price(500-600$$$) though ?

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    new or used? =P

    New full suspension is tough to get a good one at 500-600 range
    Used full suspension, I can find a few good one

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    i really dont care new or used but if u can find me a decent full suspension mountain bike id appreciate it thanks and are we allowed putting sites on our posts?

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/specialized-big-...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2001-GT-I-drive-...QQcmdZViewItem

    I have no idea prices online or at LBS. All the bikes I got were all second hand on ebay.
    My k2 was $380 shipped in nearly perfect condition!

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    thanks but if u could take a look at these ones!!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Specialized-FSR-...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    by the way is a k2 proflex 3000 any good ?
    can you tell me if any of the links i posted were good bikes?? thanks

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    The um... LXA003... sounds just about right for the ideal weight as a DH bike, but the components are crap. A 3inch travel dual crown fork? =P Sounds very x-mart to me.

    Some that I pulled off craigslist
    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/bik/183629595.html
    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/bik/183420739.html
    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/182978224.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/183251335.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/182744321.html
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/183567210.html

    Yep... worth while checking them out... though they are not ebay dealers... All within your price range but not all are full suspension.

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    the cannondale (first link) sounds pretty good but i dont trust it since it out off ebay... wats ur email i want to send u a link becuz i dont want anyone to see just incase they bid..lol
    by the way thanks for ur time

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    the cannondale (first link) sounds pretty good but i dont trust it since it out off ebay, i also live in montreal so its gonna be pretty hard to buy thing from the states and especially wen its not on ebay lol... wats ur email i want to send u a link becuz i dont want anyone to see just incase they bid..lol
    by the way thanks for ur time

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    Not sure if you have said but what sort of riding are you planning to do because this will have a big impact on the type of bike you should buy.
    You're out of your element Donnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by renegade10
    ok thanks alot guys !! and wat would be a good bike for me ? max im willing to dish out is 500-550 ??
    I don't know what kind of riding you are planing to do and I don't know if there's Trek store near your house but one of my friends just picked up brand new Gary Fisher Bitter06 for $499. http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/bik...il&bike=Bitter.
    I rode his bike, it was pretty good!

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    just PM me the link

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    Do not look for a full suspension bike as a beginner bike. You'll end up rather getting a beaten up, used, full suspension bike, or a really crappy X-mart full suspension bike.

    Get a hardtail. For someone that hasn't been riding extensively, you definately do not need rear suspension. There are tones of entry level hardtails in your price range. Visit your local bike shop.

    Here are a few:
    http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...d=1022600&f=19

    http://www.gtbikes.com/mountain/cata...CAN&brand=moun

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    ya the gary fisher looks pretty nice but i want something with dual suspension since i am going to be doing more jumps than anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by renegade10
    i want something with dual suspension since i am going to be doing more jumps than anything
    You don't need rear suspension for jumping!!! You posted 2 bikes that are XC bikes, NOT made for jumping. Just get a hardtail...

    In fact, jumping bikes are almost ALL hardtails. Here's a comon Norco jumper as an example.

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    thanks guys i finaly found my bike ( a gary fisher opie the bitters little brother ) very light bike and really nice with a matt black finish and its only 499 canadian!! if u hav something bad to tell me about the bike feel free to thanks

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