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Old 10-09-08, 01:48 AM   #1
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Starter Bike Help!

I'm looking to buy my first mountain bike and i need some help on what i should get. I've been BMXing for about 6 years now and recently saw some guys shreading on MTBs so i thought it'd be a interesting new venture to try. I'm looking for something that can handle some street/park riding, as well as trails and jumping. If you can help me keep it in the like $400-$500 range that'd be sweet, i've seen the pricing for some bikes up to $2,000 and dont see how anyone can afford that.
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Old 10-09-08, 06:11 AM   #2
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Jenson has this bike that would take some abuse.......
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...0+Bike+07.aspx
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Old 10-09-08, 07:41 AM   #3
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I love those komodos...
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if you've done bmx and you wanna do some park/street riding you may wanna look into dj bikes, I like the look of the scott voltage, its very affordable and they make like 8 diff models from like $400-4000 or somthin, so you don't have to pay a ton

on a side note affording 2k for a bike is all about prioraties, I see people complain about how expensive a $600 bike is, then hop in there bmw suv (my bikes are worth more than my car)
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Old 10-10-08, 12:40 PM   #5
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I just bought a Felt 620. I think it's a pretty nice hardtail. The bike shop owner (and personal friend) told me it would take anything I threw at it.
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Old 10-10-08, 01:38 PM   #6
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I tried this. don't do it. BMX is more fun. WAY more fun. for a beginenr, I'd go for a Specialized Hardrock or something like that. they're not too expensive, they are good quality, and are fairly popular, so it's easy to find parts for them
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This bike intrigues me: http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...=40347&eid=103
I've never seen a P-trail in person, much less ridden one, but it looks like it's some kind of compromise between a DJ and a trail hardtail. It looks to be spec'ed out like a Hardrock, only a little slacker and burlier.

Finding a DJ in your price range might be tough, plus they're less than ideal for riding trails. However, they're burlier and have better geometry for jumping than a normal XC or trail hardtail. So maybe something in the middle would suit your needs. Norco and Cove make quite a few bikes that fall into that middle category too, but they're a little more expensive.
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I love those komodos...
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