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Old 03-11-08, 01:00 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase singlespeed

Hi. My wife and I are really into fitness and looking for an alternative way to excercise. Since we both enjoy biking , I suggested that we look into a local mtb track that would be easily accessable to us. Although there is one probelm though.......we currently do not own mountain bikes, so I am currently in the market for two....preferable singlespeed. Can anyone suggest a good entry level bike? My budget would be up to $1,000 for both.

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Old 03-11-08, 01:23 PM   #2
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2 bikes for less than a G?

get a pair of 26'' Redline monocogs.

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Hi. My wife and I are really into fitness and looking for an alternative way to excercise. Since we both enjoy biking , I suggested that we look into a local mtb track that would be easily accessable to us. Although there is one probelm though.......we currently do not own mountain bikes, so I am currently in the market for two....preferable singlespeed. Can anyone suggest a good entry level bike? My budget would be up to $1,000 for both.

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why singlespeed?
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Old 03-11-08, 01:46 PM   #4
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From what I have read about singlespeed, and the track we would be riding (Bonne Carre Spillway in LA), singlespeed seeme like the right way to go; but my knowledge level is amatuer, so I am certainly open for suggestions.

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Old 03-11-08, 02:16 PM   #5
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A pal of mine has a redline monocog. Great bikes. I would highly recommend for a starter bike.

Reviews: http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/singlesp...t_123805.shtml

I think they only sell the new ones as 29ers but the 26" ones can be had for $300 - $400.
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maybe i just don't know quite what a "mountain bike track" is. there is a singlespeed forum as well, which might be more help.
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maybe i just don't know quite what a "mountain bike track" is.
Outside of your myopic world, "track" is synonymous with "trail."
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yerac, have you mtb'd before?
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Outside of your myopic world, "track" is synonymous with "trail."
excuse me?

again, am unclear as to what exactly the OP is referring to. something like a bmx track? pump track?

and no...never heard of trails called tracks.
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excuse me?

again, am unclear as to what exactly the OP is referring to. something like a bmx track? pump track?

and no...never heard of trails called tracks.
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Here is a site that may help clear things up for you - it's called m-w.com. Searching therein will yield definitions for terms you may not understand, e.g. "myopic," "synonomous," and "track."
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Ahem... singletrack
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Yes, a singletrack.
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I have not mtb'd off-road before. That's is why I wanted to illicit suggetions and/or comments from the experienced folks on this forum.

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As beginners, I probably wouldn't recommend a Single Speed. Unless your "track" is mostly flat. Don't get me wrong, SS are a lot of fun, but for a beginner, I'd recommend an entry level bike.

Something in the $350 to $450 range. That'll get you two bikes, plus some gear!
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Outside of your myopic world, "track" is synonymous with "trail."
Did that make you feel better?
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4300's.
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As beginners, I probably wouldn't recommend a Single Speed. Unless your "track" is mostly flat. Don't get me wrong, SS are a lot of fun, but for a beginner, I'd recommend an entry level bike.

Something in the $350 to $450 range. That'll get you two bikes, plus some gear!

I spoke to a guy at my LBS, and he suggested the same thing....specifically a Specialized Rockhopper.
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