Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tecumseh, MI
Bikes: Giant OCR 3 I hope to soon own a Specialized tri bike.
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Advice on a new MTB
I am a duathlete/triathlete who has always stuck to on-road racing. I will probably continue to stick with that because I suck at trail running. I can't imagine how much more I'd suck at trail riding! That being said, I am in the market for a cheap mountain bike. I can't imagine spending a third winter exclusively indoors on my trainer. Up north here though, that's what I've been doing. The boredom factor of 4-5x per week in my basement is already getting to me, and that's just THINKING about it. Haven't had to do it yet. So since I just want something inexpensive for winter riding some commuting, and for occasional rides on the country dirt back roads around here in the other seasons I was wondering what you thought of a bike with these components:
Shimano Altus 21 Speed, 7005 Aluminum TrailTuned frame, RST Omni191 T4 adjustable preload fork 89mm, TruVativ IsoFlow Crankset, WTB SpeedV Saddle, Tektro Forged Aluminum V Brakes, Alex X2100 Black Anodized Double Wall rims with Machined Sidewalls, Stainless Spokes 36fr/36r, Top1 Sealed Bearing Aluminum QRhubs, M-Wings Aluminum Bar, Stem and Micro-adjust Seatpost,Kenda ATB Blackwall tires.
Thanks for reading. I look forward to any responses or suggestions.