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    Fuji MTB's?

    I admit, I've never been a huge MTB guy. But I have a friend who wants to take me on some light trails. So.... i figure i'd better get one. Right now I am a student and sans a bunch of spare change...leading me to the idea that i'd like to buy used on Craig's list.

    Here's something I found that really piqued my interest:
    http://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/544320618.html

    I know you can't really tell much about them, but are Fuji's generally good bikes? I usually buy old road bikes and play with them so I know what to look for in terms of wear and tear. But is the inherent quality of these generally good?

    Also, time for a sooper-stoopid question. I see on that bike on the right, that the top tube is slightly angled downward as it gets to the seatpost. Does that mean it's a girl's bike? I'm just asking because it looks like it has front suspension, which would be a plus for me.
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    One on the right looks like a hybrid. Not a great mountain bike, I'd steer clear. However, not a girl's bike. The left one however looks pretty solid.
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    hrm...good call. hadn't thought of it as a hybrid. I just figured it was an MTB. I think you're right.
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    Nobody else has ANYTHING to say about Fuji brand MTBs?
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    I think East Hill has a Thrill

    For $75, you can't go wrong. Pick it up.
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    The one on the left is a rigid fork bike. As long as you take that into consideration and decide that fits the riding you'll be doing, it's a good price. Old rigid fork MTBs that are in good condition get sold real fast for $75 in the Raleigh area.
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    they are ok...i think that giant, scott, bianchi, specialized, and trek make nicer bikes. be careful buying on the internet, make sure the bike doesnt have any cracks in the frame or anything wrong with it before you buy it.

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    ive had a fuji nevada now for about ten months, got it new for a good price, its been good for what i use it for, commuting, training, and light trails, i know that its not at the level of the bikes mentioned above, but i went for it cause of my limited skills and the fact that it was a good fit , and cheap so far the only thing ive replaced are the pedals,
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    Without more information about the one the right, I wouldn't call it a hybrid. I mean sure, it has and adjustable stem and a thick "comfort" seat, but does that mean it came like that or was added later? I mean, come on, the wheels still have reflectors.

    I just don't know enough about Fuji to make the call. It actually looks like a traditional hard tail and, if so, a stem and seat later would give you a steal of a bike (well, really two). A name or geometry would go along way to determine what's going on with it.
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    one of you guys said that Giant is better. I found this and it's still well within my price range (let's say $250 max)

    http://hartford.craigslist.org/bik/553540621.html

    Any ideas? Also, I have no idea about fitting MTB's. I'm 5"11. Would a 19 inch MTB be big enough?

    Once again, I apologize for asking dumb-ass noob questions.
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    I've ridden a Rincon like that-they're crap. Fork is awful, it flexes, yadda yadda yadda. I'd go for the Fuji.

    As for sizing, 19" should be pretty close to the high-range of sizes you can comfortably ride.
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