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Old 08-15-06, 04:06 PM   #1
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First Mountain Bike

Hi,

I am in the market for my first mountain bike. I want to use it to drive back and forth to work approx. 13-14 mile round trip (flat roads) and I want to try some offroad stuff.

What bikes/models does everyone like?

I am about positive I wanna go with a hardtail since I am going to be doing a lot of on road driving, and will prob put some slicks on it.

My price range has some flexiability, but would like to stay around 5-7 hundred bucks.

Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 08-15-06, 04:13 PM   #2
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I would perfer thishttp://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...d=1037600&f=19
But this one is cheaper http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...d=1032600&f=19

I pick these two from trek than other big name brands usually because these have narrower tires and not extra suspension.
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Old 08-15-06, 04:14 PM   #3
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I LOVE the Specialized Hardrock, and it's only $350!
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Just make sure you get a bike from a Local Bicycle Shop and not a Walmart, Kmart, Target, etc.
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I was thinking about getting a Specialized Rockhopper base model '06. Anyone know if there are any significant differences with the 07's? Dude at the bike shop said it was going to be lighter?
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Old 08-15-06, 05:18 PM   #6
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I LOVE the Specialized Hardrock, and it's only $350!
Better than a Rockhopper?
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I love my new Gary Fisher Marlin. I got it 25% off for $375.
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Old 08-15-06, 07:28 PM   #8
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I love my new Gary Fisher Marlin. I got it 25% off for $375.
New? Where ya located?

How is the suspension?
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