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    New to MTB but not Cycling

    I have always been a roadie and will always be but, the kids want to get into MTB and I'm all for it as they are active in everything else and biking would be great to add to the list. What this means is I'll need one to. The LBS I deal with has a C'Dale F7 disc 2008 on clearance and he really recommends it too me. I won't be doing anything crazy just some normal trail riding with the kids who are 10 and 5 years old so nothing crazy. Here are some spec's
    Frame CO2 Alloy 1 1/8"

    Fork RST Gila Pro T8, 100 mm

    Rear Shock N/A

    Rims WTB SX24 Disc, 32 hole

    Hubs Shimano RM65 disc

    Spokes Stainless Steel

    Tires CST Caballero, 26 x 2.1"

    Pedals Wellgo alloy platform

    Crank FSA CK-306

    Chain KMC 8-speed

    Rear Cogs Sunrace M66, 11-32

    Bottom Bracket FSA TH-7420ST

    Front Derailleur Shimano FD-M311

    Rear Derailleur SRAM SX4

    Shifters SRAM X4

    Handlebars ZOOM, 20 mm rise

    Stem Cannondale XC3 1 1/8", 31.8 mm

    Headset Slim Stack A-Head

    Brakeset Shimano BR-M415 Mechanical disc

    Brakelevers Cannondale XL-95

    Saddle Cannondale XC

    Seat Post Kalloy SP-359

    Sizes P, S, M, L, X

    Extras Cannondale V-Tech Grip, Montague "Clix" Front QR
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    Riding with the kids this will do.
    Any thing more and you'll be wishing for better components.
    Especially that fork. I'd place this bike right on the boundary where city bikes end and mountain bikes begin.
    For the right price it could work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    Riding with the kids this will do.
    Any thing more and you'll be wishing for better components.
    Especially that fork. I'd place this bike right on the boundary where city bikes end and mountain bikes begin.
    For the right price it could work.
    I completely agree, it's a very low end mountain bike it is adequate if you are going slow on tame trails. However, if you ever get into more serious mountain biking, you'll want to get a better bike.

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