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    Mountain bike brands to avoid?

    There was quite a thread about someone's huffy yesterday.

    What other brands should I avoid at a LBS, or will all the brands there typically be alright?

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    As long as you go to a REAL bike shop and not a big box store like Dick's, Sports Authority, Wal-mart, K-mart, et al you *should* be fine

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    Avoid Specialized, Trek, Giant, Ellsworth, Fisher, Turner, Iron Horse, Foes, Transition, and Schwinn.
    avoid oxygen and/or water

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    avoid transition? whys that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelzar13
    avoid transition? whys that?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

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    Why the heck should you avoid all of those brands?! I know for a fact that Specialized, Giant, Trek, Schwinn, and GF make great bikes!!
    Giant Rincon. Riding Trails and just having fun is what it's all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailridebiker
    Why the heck should you avoid all of those brands?! I know for a fact that Specialized, Giant, Trek, Schwinn, and GF make great bikes!!
    See my earlier post.

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    Oh.....gotcha.
    Giant Rincon. Riding Trails and just having fun is what it's all about.

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    damb you internet TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelzar13
    damb you internet TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Damb? http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=damb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn

    Dag yo.
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    ish liek nee hoyy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin

    p.s. Also avoid crackandfail and santa crud
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    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...IMG_1002-3.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Temeraroius
    Think of putting disk brakes on your schwinn to be like putting nitrous on a shopping cart.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggersd
    Who needs viagra with these [flow] pics to get ya ready for action!? yeeeeah boy. dig it. Good stuff.

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    crackandfail?
    Giant Rincon. Riding Trails and just having fun is what it's all about.

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    Dont forget Mongoose, Chumba, KHS and GT.

    They suck.

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    Oh and iBis, Jamis, Kona, Iron Horse and Scott.

    Department store bikes are by far the bet on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
    Avoid Specialized, Trek, Giant, Ellsworth, Fisher, Turner, Iron Horse, Foes, Transition, and Schwinn.
    You forgot Kona, Pete. How'd you forget Kona?
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    He did but i didnt

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    What about NEXT it's the "NEXT" best bike in the world right? LOL
    Like said above any Real bike shop then ride a few and get the best one you can afford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
    Avoid Specialized, Trek, Giant, Ellsworth, Fisher, Turner, Iron Horse, Foes, Transition, and Schwinn.
    Avoid riding
    Fuel EX8(05') 2100 ZR(06') 7.5 FX(06')=Best $ I ever spent =~)
    Mavic-Time-Sidi-PI-Primal-Giro-CamelBak-Bike Eye-Bell-Bandana-Park-eGel-PBJ's

    The bitter taste of poor quality far out lasts the sweet taste of a low price.

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    From pete's profile:
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    The only thing he got right. BTW, you left a "g" out of your name, pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdq 5oh
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    The only thing he got right. BTW, you left a "g" out of your name, pete.
    Pete is the smartest 5 year old I've ever met.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    As long as you go to a REAL bike shop and not a big box store like Dick's, Sports Authority, Wal-mart, K-mart, et al you *should* be fine
    So sad to see threads derailed like this. It's probably why so many people never come back. Nice work Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
    Oh no!

    Save the poor thread!

    How can you possibly know that "so many people never come back"?

    It's sounds all whiny and dramatic but in reality it's just something that you made up
    I know for me when I realized I kinda just wasted my time reading this thread it makes me not want to come back. I only come here once in a blue moon but would love to come here more if I didn't think it was a waste of time. Don't get me wrong, there are some great insightful threads around here and some very nice people...this doesn't appear to be one of those threads.

    I would of liked to see personal experiences with people who had bikes fail them and see if a pattern started as to which brands to stay away from, that would of been cool.

    I know nobody really cares about just little ol me and my opinion, but I am sure I am not alone in thinking this, maybe just the only one dumb enough to type it out and take heat for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
    Oh no!

    Save the poor thread!

    How can you possibly know that "so many people never come back"?

    It's sounds all whiny and dramatic but in reality it's just something that you made up
    How can you possibly take an honest question from someone who shares a common interest and genuinely wants to learn about the sport and from others mistakes, and give them completely a completely misleading and counterproductive answer.

    Do you not like having this community as a resource? Do you not want to promote the sport? The more consumers, the more competition, the better the products will be that are available to you.

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