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Old 05-21-08, 10:51 AM   #1
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Help on choosing first bike

Hi everybody. I'm looking to get into mountainbiking an was hoping to get some advice from somebody who knows about bikes. I ride BMX and road bikes already so I've got a basic understanding of bike parts but though it'd be best to see what you guys think. I'm looking to get a hardtail for about 300-400.

What do you sugest?

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Old 05-21-08, 11:04 AM   #2
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Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc.
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Old 05-22-08, 10:40 PM   #3
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Old 05-23-08, 07:35 AM   #4
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Step 1: Don't listen to lacrosse players.
Step 2: Check out your local shop and see what they have.
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Wow, they're getting $600-$800 for the Trek 4300 and Hardrock?
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Wow, they're getting $600-$800 for the Trek 4300 and Hardrock?
#1 I like specialized

#2 Specialized hardrock is a great starting point for any MTB in my opinion.

#3 If he doesnt like the hardrock then he can look at the rest of the goods on specialized.com and find something he does like.
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Old 05-23-08, 08:48 AM   #9
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Step 1: Don't listen to lacrosse players.
Step 2: Check out your local shop and see what they have.
bah, i wasnt payin attention to exchange rate when i said hardrock but even so, 700-800 is not a lot when it comes to buying a new bike, i would advise on buying gently used, or increasing the budget if possible (if he wants new)
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