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Old 01-22-09, 10:58 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-22-09, 11:21 AM   #2
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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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Old 01-26-09, 09:23 AM   #3
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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.
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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