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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?

    Thanks

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    Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc.

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    Trek 4300

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    Specialized Hardrock
    elf 232 contra mundum.

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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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    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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    Wow, they're getting $600-$800 for the Trek 4300 and Hardrock?

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    Also check out the Giant Rincon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_F View Post
    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.
    elf 232 contra mundum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    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)
    elf 232 contra mundum.

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