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    buyin a new bike

    hey guys im new on here, but i was wondering, do you guys know any good mountian bikes to look into that are under 200$ because ive always wanted to get into biking, and plus my love for the outdoors. so i was wondering if you know any bikes the are under 200$ that are good for blazing your own trail and for street riding

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    With that budget I'd start checking craigslist for used bikes locally. Look for a bikeshop brand, at that range you can pretty typically find some Giants, Gary Fishers, or GTs as well as plenty of Treks. Do you know what size you would need?

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    Look at a leftover Schwinn Mesa w/o the disk brakes. My LBS has a 06 for 199.99. Not too bad of a bike.

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    yea well im gonna use it just basically to get back in shape and for goin around town and goin through forests, idk what size bike id get, im 6'3 225 if that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by miah235 View Post
    yea well im gonna use it just basically to get back in shape and for goin around town and goin through forests, idk what size bike id get, im 6'3 225 if that helps
    At least a 20" frame.

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    how goods the 26" Schwinn Men's High Plains 4.6 Bicycle? i found it on toys r us.com

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    please dont get that! look at local craigslist or your lbs for a better used bike.
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    is it that bad?

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    I dunno if it'll fit ya, but I got a Ironhorse Maverick Comp 17.5 that you can buy for 125$

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    where you live? im trying to stay somewhere close like metro area of oregon

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    Quote Originally Posted by miah235 View Post
    where you live? im trying to stay somewhere close like metro area of oregon
    I live in CT....

    But since you're a newbie, I'd never recommend getting a bike you've never ridden. The bike is in great condition, but fit and sizing are important too

    Sorry though

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    well id wanna break it in myself, you sure there isnt anything good for 200$? im goin tomarrow

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    if I had to get a brand new bike for that price I would look at Dicks, the bikes seem decent for the pricepoint, but set-up is frequently dubious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miah235 View Post
    well id wanna break it in myself, you sure there isnt anything good for 200$? im goin tomarrow
    I just bought a sweet saddle for $200.
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    are any of the bikes on here any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miah235 View Post
    well id wanna break it in myself, you sure there isnt anything good for 200$? im goin tomarrow
    Quote Originally Posted by miah235 View Post
    Reread all of the replies you have gotten ('Never buy your first bike online' & 'For $200 look for used for the best deal' and then go READ THIS THREAD. Basically everything I've seen for $200 is just about the same.

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    Read the thread posted above.

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    i looked on craigslist and couldnt find anything, i wasnt planning on buying online, i looked at the thread its good and all, but im just lookin for a good mountian bike mostly from the site thats all i ask

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    You get what you pay for. If you're serious about mtb stick with actual bike shops and stay away from thrift shops such as Walmart, Toys R Us, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miah235 View Post
    i looked on craigslist and couldnt find anything, i wasnt planning on buying online, i looked at the thread its good and all, but im just lookin for a good mountian bike mostly from the site thats all i ask
    Well your not going to get anything decent for $200.

    Do not buy a bike from a department store.

    Visit bike shops and they will offer you advice and allow you to test ride bikes in your price range.

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    alright, sounds good thanks guys

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    thought id just tell you guys i got a giant boulder 21"

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