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    Looking around

    I'm considering buying an actual bike (I have a dept store one now) because I want to be able to do more than I can now. I'm a student, so I don't have a lot of $$$, but since I moved from Ohio, I've been considering buying something I can actually use seriously here. Anyways, I figured that used is probably the best way to go for me, since it's cheaper I haven't decided which brand or model or whatever, but I've been looking at some, and this one seems like a pretty good deal. It's listed at $300.
    "03 Specialized Hardrock

    The bike is in excellent condition. I bought all the gear and now I have no time to ride.

    Specs:
    17" A1 Premium Aluminum frame
    RST suspension fork
    SRAM 24-speed
    beefy Specialized wheels, tires

    The bike also comes with the following:
    Front Fender
    rear fender
    Wireless Cat eye bike computer(needs battery)
    seat bag
    Standard Pedals (not pictured)

    "

    I'm open to suggestions, and I'm also not sure about which size I would need (I'm 5'11" and about 125-130 lbs if that helps)
    Last edited by Danil ACE; 10-01-06 at 01:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danil ACE
    (I'm 5'11" and about 125-130 lbs if that helps)

    Get a road bike...you're too skinny for mountain biking.


    jk


    If you stretch your budget only slightly, you could get a new Hardrock. Unless you really like the fenders on the used one.

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    I really want something with disc brakes. ~How much more would that be?

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    I wouldn't suggest something with disc brakes, as anything under 700$ won't have good ones anyway. You're better off with v-brakes at your price range.

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    Still thinking about stuff...but I have quick question. What would be better...a hardrock or a rockhopper?

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    Rockhopper. It is Specialized mid-range hardtail bike.

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    I would have to say that you're a little tall for a 17" frame too.
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    I would say that $300 is a little steep for that particular bike. I just helped my friend buy a Trek 8000 with XT rear der, rohloff wheels, and a crappy judy fork for $350.

    Keep looking. You're right in that weird size area. 17" could be okay if you do alot of technical riding. Keep your eyes peeled for an 18".

    I'm 6'2" and comfy aboard a 19".

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