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    Need help buying a bike

    I haven't owned a bike in forever. So I need help choosing a bike (preferably mountain bike) that's quality and will last awhile.. I'm looking to spend around 250...any input helps thanks

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    Specialized Rider
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    I know in Specialized's line-up, the lowest you're going to get for an mountain bike is going to be around $360 (HRXC). I know it's also hard to get under $300 in Trek as well. I think your best bet would be to go for a used bike. It's a little riskier and may lead to you having to replace out heavily used parts (derailers, brakes, and you might have to do some rim straightening). I really think an extra $100 will be a little better for you in the long run.

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    Any $250 bike is going to be comparable. Just buy whatever.
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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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    use your best eye kenhill3's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Any $250 bike is going to be comparable. Just buy whatever.
    +1. Gawd, this forum is fraught with '$250 what bike should I get?' threads. Should be a separate forum just for this.

    Yeah, just go buy a 2008 WHATEVER.
    "I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.

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