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Old 05-20-09, 02:22 PM   #1
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Need help on choosing new mountain bike...

So it's been a good 7-8 years since I've done really any mountain biking at all. I used to be really big into it when I was growing up through junior high and high school but when I turned 20, the opportunities suddenly weren't there anymore. Well, I'm 27 and life has calmed down quite a bit, so I'm looking to pick it back up again. The bike I currently have is a ProFlex Full Suspension (P.O.S.) and it's nearly 12 years old, so I'd like to get a new one. I haven't done too much research so far but the bike that's jumped out at me so far is the Trek Full Suspension Fuel EX 8. Do you think it's a bit overkill? Am I going in the right direction? What should I take into consideration when choosing a new bike that I want to last me a good 5-10 years?

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...uel_ex/fuelex8

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Old 05-20-09, 09:36 PM   #2
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Me thinks you're going in the right direction!
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It's not an overkill. Think about it, 5-10 years, means you are going to be riding this bike into your mid 30s, likely your best riding years. Make it a good one. You deserve it, if you have worked hard enough to afford it.
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It's not an overkill. Think about it, 5-10 years, means you are going to be riding this bike into your mid 30s, likely your best riding years. Make it a good one. You deserve it, if you have worked hard enough to afford it.
I like your approach. Thanks
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