Need help: new to the forum and to mtb
Im Ryan. I recently moved to Blacksburg, VA for my graduate studies at VT. I quickly found out just how big MTB is here lol. I think like half the students ride bikes to school
Anyways, I used to ride BMX when I was younger, so I know a little about bikes and about repairing them. I dont really know much about mountain bikes, but Id like to get involved. Im looking to get a decent fixer-upper for cheap. Im too broke to buy a new bike lol. Would you guys be able to give me some suggestions and guidance in this area? Just pretend like Im an infant, because if you start rattling off all kinds of MTB lingo right off the bat, Ill probably get confused
I think i pretty much know the majority of the parts on a bike and the mechanics involved. So Im thinking I should probably be lookign for a fixer bike with a solid frame and fork. I figured that because theyre generally the most expensive parts (at least in BMX lol). Now Im kind of a big guy too, Im 6'4" ad 265lbs. Im not a fat@$$ though, I bodybuild, probably around 15% BF now and decreasing
This, as you may have guessed, is part of the reason Id like to get into MTB. So what can you all tell me?