hey, i'm new to the forum and i'm looking to get started mountain biking. but first, an introduction. my name is colt, i'm coming up on my eighteenth birthday. when i was younger i did alot of screwing around pretending to bmx with my friends. wasn't serious or anything but i had some fun. due to moving around and being busy with school the biking tapered off and i got into other hobbies. i'm a pretty active guy by nature and i realized my current hobbies aren't cutting the mustard. i need a sport now. in my search for the perfect sport i found myself remembering. some inspiration from youtube and bingo, i'm in the process of fixing the tires on my brothers old mountain bike. i'm happy to be here. seems like a good forum.
i'm fixing my bro's old bike as a suppliment until i can build up some cash for a real bike. frankly it looks like it's gonna get broken. it doesn't look too strong and i want to ride fast and hard. it's a huffy mountain bike with no suspension, just a solid frame.
while i'm scratching the initial itch with cheap equippmet i'd really like some suggestions for a better bike in the $400-$500 range. the type of riding i'm interested in would probably be geared more towards a little trail riding and alot of climbing/fast downhill riding. probably some drops and ramps as well so i'd like a durable bike. ay suggestions are appreciated.
also to offer a contribution, if anyone needs help with any type of firearm or air gun related topic i can help. i'm very gun savy
thanks, Colt T