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Old 08-06-08, 10:30 AM   #1
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New to BikeForums and would like some advice

I have an old Univega that I beat on pretty hard when I was younger and now that I have kids (one old enough to ride and twins to go in a trailer) I need a new bike. I would like to get another HT MTB but kind of looking at a Comfort bike. I dont have much to choose from in my area (especially in the $ range I am looking for, $200-$300) but I have a Dick's Sporting Goods right by my house. I have been looking at the Diamonback bikes and they dont seem to be that bad. Inparticular I am looking at the Outlook, Wildwood, or Sorento, leaning towards the Sorento. I dont see much in this forum about Diamondbacks but would like to hear some YEA's or NAY's.

I will be using it mostly on paved roads pulling a trailer, some well packed trails and a little off road, muddy trails.

What do you guys think, can you help me out???
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Old 08-06-08, 12:41 PM   #2
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Sorento should do just fine
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If you just want a bike to ride around town, go for the comfort bike. If you really think you might want to do trails, look at mountain bikes, at least a hard tail. Butit sounds like to be you need something like a Surly.

There is no one bike that does everything. I have a whole garage full. I have 3 mountain bikes, a cross, a commuter and 3 road bikes. They all do a different job.

In the price range, you choices are limited. Components etc are about the same. JUst find one that fits you. Even inexpensive bikes need to fit properly.
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I have actually ridden my wife's Sorrento on the trails pretty hard on occasion. I can't seem to destroy it...and that's saying something!!
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Now THAT's a wreckermendation!
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