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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by drmain
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bspurrie
    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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