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    best mountain hardtail bike in my price range

    hi guys Li live in Canada Scarborough welll my old bike got stolen and i really liked it so i planned on getting a new bike.By doing alot of research and stuff i figured that a normal walmart bike wouldent suit my needs.Now lets head to my needs.

    MY needs

    * im 5.6 feet so i need a fairly large bike
    * i go into the forest alot with my friends alot and we jump off tree stumps so i need a bike that can handle that so thats why i planned on getting a hard tail bike
    * i need the brakes to be good but not that good to let the other parts down
    * and i want a cool looking bike
    * and i will probaly ride my bike to school which normally takes 1 hour with walking and it is 3.8 miles
    * it needs to be a fast bike
    * also my budget is 500 dollars to 750
    * NO EBAY ( maybe ebay but from a trusted idiot) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! has to be new or a little used


    What i want to know

    * a good lbs in scarborough
    * if i should buy the bike online
    * and wat else i should be looking for in a bike that i havent listed above


    so yay thats alll thanks for reading this i might need quick but long answers

    PS IM SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS SITE YAY ME!~

    i was looking at the giant rainer is this the best in my price range? and i think rainier 05 cause its the best from all the raininers such as rainier 03 rainierr 04 rainier 06 ..ty guys and pls make aot of suggestions to the top of the line bikes in my price range

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmlsouljah View Post
    * im 5.6 feet so i need a fairly large bike
    Ha!
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    wait like scarborough, maine?
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    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    if you mean main street i live on neilson and finch TORONTO cant say more you might stalk me STOP laughing about my height haha so i suppose giant rainer is the best for this price range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teboner92 View Post
    wait like scarborough, maine?
    Scarborough, Ontario. It could be thought of as a suburb of Toronto.

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    ok. cant really suggest a good lbs if i dont even know where you live. So do you live in maine or not
    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    The nice people here have a faq you should read:

    Please Read Before asking Question: MTB FAQ.

    especially this part:

    Chapter2: Buying a Bike Around The $500 Pricepoint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teboner92 View Post
    ok. cant really suggest a good lbs if i dont even know where you live. So do you live in maine or not
    Want to go read the original post again?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmlsouljah
    hi guys Li live in Canada Scarborough

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Want to go read the original post again?
    lol....well it's 11:14pm here and i have school tomorrow and i really don't feel like going to bed but im tired and didnt feel like reading the whole post. lol
    wow for me. i guess im out of this post
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    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmlsouljah View Post
    STOP laughing about my height
    I'm 5'7" myself. Just saying 5'6" isn't CLOSE to a large frame.
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    Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc

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    I just purchased a used 2000 Kona Ku hardtail with full Shimano XT components for $450. That's US currency by the way. I found the bike locally by searching the free classified sections of my local bike shop websites.

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    Dont need help on lbs anymore cause im planning on buying it online read the faq already but it doesnt point to specific bikes and that is what i am looking for.Ok so i guess a medium size would be ok.So you really think the hard rock is better than the giant rainier? it seems to have bad fork.Still looking for great suggestions keep up the good work guys

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