looking to get started
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