New here and a question---first of many I am sure
I am in the market for a good starter bike. I plan on riding mild to difficult mountain terrain and desert terrain. I live only a few minutes from one of the roughest mountain desert trails in Tucson Arizona. I came across a Cannondale Killer V with a few upgrades for $500 shipped with a few spare parts. It is a old friends bike from back in VA. I am not very familiar to these bikes, so I was wondering how good are they? My other concerns are with the head shock( which I know nothing about). He said it is a air/oil shock?
A little history about me so you guys know what you are dealing with. I am 27;out of shape;have not been on a bike in about 9 years;and dont know much about mountain bikes. I was always into the bmx style bikes.
I have alot of questions that I am sure I can find the answers to by searching and reading alot however I have some main concerns on this bike. It still has original grip shifters and v brakes. I was looking at mechanical disc brakes as hydraulics are extremely expensive. What are your thoughts on mechanical disc brakes? One last question for this thread I promise. Are grip shifters better than thumb style ( Shimano® EZ-Fire are the ones I see on new bikes in stores like sports authority ) or is it just personal taste?
Thank you in advance for helping a clueless newbie out.
Last edited by nicAZ; 04-07-08 at 11:20 PM.