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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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    2 bikes for less than a G?

    get a pair of 26'' Redline monocogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yerac View Post
    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.

    Thanks.
    why singlespeed?

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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.

    Thanks.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTrain View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    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.
    sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTrain View Post
    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.
    sorry
    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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    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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    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.

    Thanks.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Outside of your myopic world, "track" is synonymous with "trail."
    Did that make you feel better?

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    4300's.
    Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2psyklnut View Post
    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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