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    The Nashbar AT-1 Mountain Bike

    Is there a reason that no one speaks of this bike? Is it evil and crappy? I'm looking for my first mountain bike to hit the tougher trails, and spending only $230 sounds nice.

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0052_172828_-1

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    It looks alright, I suppose. But I imagine you could get a lot more bang for your buck in the used market. Keep an eye out on Craigslist for a lower end Cannondale, Specialized or Trek. You might have to wait a week or so, but you'd come out ahead. CL in my area has tons of bikes like this (especially Treks) because lots of fatties buy them, never use them and hock them with no wear for peanuts. Seriously, one week of patience should net you a nicer bike, with better components for the same money. You can also negotiate with folks on CL. Nashbar will steal your CC info and then take 3 weeks just to put your order in the mail. It took me a full month to get a pair of tires from them recently. Total shipping time - 3 days.
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    They may be fat, but they're also tall! I never seem to see anything for the under 5'5" set. Also, I thought that buying used suspension forks is kind of a crapshoot, no? I'll keep looking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kit View Post
    They may be fat, but they're also tall! I never seem to see anything for the under 5'5" set. Also, I thought that buying used suspension forks is kind of a crapshoot, no? I'll keep looking...
    Excuse me but......... Huh?

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    OP Nashbar has had trouble in the last year of CC info theft. the recenctly sent out a confirmation letter to registered users stating such, and that a better security system is in place.

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    I'm 5'6" and found a suitable bike in about 1 week. It's a small size Cannondale F300, and fit me perfectly. I actually found out later that it's the girls model, and I am not a girl. While vowing to never tell any of my bike riding co-workers, it's a great bike.
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    Okay, thank you for the good advice, I'll be more tenacious with craigslist. I followed the nashbar thing a little, and I'm very glad to hear that they're back on track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n00bL35 View Post
    CL in my area has tons of bikes like this (especially Treks) because lots of fatties buy them, never use them and hock them with no wear for peanuts.
    WHAT?? So are you saying that thinner people don't buy bikes and never use them?

    In my ghetto term, "Yowze ignant mofo"

    It might be wise to think about who reads this forum before you post such bogus statements and insult those who may not have such a fantastic body such as yours.

    By the way, let's see how in shape you are. Post your pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    WHAT?? So are you saying that thinner people don't buy bikes and never use them?

    In my ghetto term, "Yowze ignant mofo"

    It might be wise to think about who reads this forum before you post such bogus statements and insult those who may not have such a fantastic body such as yours.

    By the way, let's see how in shape you are. Post your pic.
    Wow, could any person have over-reacted more to a post? As a matter of fact, it was simply a flippant statement not directed at any single person. I actually had in mind the post by the bike store owner about how he sells "$300 bikes to fatties, which is what keeps the lights on". It's a funny piece, although I'm not sure you'd appreciate it, seeing as your sense of humor is about as thick as your skin. Please note, the previous statement is what we like to call a "metaphor" and I'm not actually implying you have thicker skin than most people, or are fat in any way. Because of your obvious distress, I have forwarded $30 and box of Krispy Kremes to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to the Obese.

    As far as a pic goes, I don't seem to have any that display the true roundness of my mid section, or my BMI of about 29. People might describe my body as "thick", "stocky", "jolly" or "portly" if they were being kind. If they were simply being honest, they might describe me as a fatty. Luckily, I don't give two ****s about what most people say, especially on a random forum post about the quality of Nashbar bikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by n00bL35 View Post
    Wow, could any person have over-reacted more to a post? As a matter of fact, it was simply a flippant statement not directed at any single person. I actually had in mind the post by the bike store owner about how he sells "$300 bikes to fatties, which is what keeps the lights on". It's a funny piece, although I'm not sure you'd appreciate it, seeing as your sense of humor is about as thick as your skin. Please note, the previous statement is what we like to call a "metaphor" and I'm not actually implying you have thicker skin than most people, or are fat in any way. Because of your obvious distress, I have forwarded $30 and box of Krispy Kremes to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to the Obese.

    As far as a pic goes, I don't seem to have any that display the true roundness of my mid section, or my BMI of about 29. People might describe my body as "thick", "stocky", "jolly" or "portly" if they were being kind. If they were simply being honest, they might describe me as a fatty. Luckily, I don't give two ****s about what most people say, especially on a random forum post about the quality of Nashbar bikes...
    Right-O, I'm glad you straightened ME out. You are the perfect example of having a thick skin.

    By the way, going around the censors is against forum guidelines. Just sayin'. But I fixed it for you because I'm cool like that.
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    You just got told by an admin
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Guess he is kind of a micro bursty kinda guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    You just got told by an admin
    Noooooooooo, he didn't get told..... I just didn't want him to get two infractions for insulting another member and for going around the censors, you know?

    I try to give the benefit of the doubt to people at first. Some moderators are stricter than I am! But then again, that's what makes this place an enjoyable site to visit, the awesome moderation team we have.

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    kit,

    I second checking out Craigslist. You can get more for your money if you are patient and look around. A good idea is to look in the more affluent areas because I found that they are able to afford the top of the line bikes, don't have much time to ride them because they are working so hard and end up letting them go at a good price because they want to clean up the garage!

    Good luck and keep us posted on what you end up with, okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Noooooooooo, he didn't get told..... I just didn't want him to get two infractions for insulting another member and for going around the censors, you know?

    I try to give the benefit of the doubt to people at first. Some moderators are stricter than I am! [snip]
    VS.

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    [snip]...In my ghetto term, "Yowze ignant mofo"...[snip]
    Um, am I missing something here? I would think that a moderator would find that implying that another member is an ignorant man who has intercourse with his mother is rather insulting and is going around the censors (by using a slang term that is simply a shortened form of an "F" word that would indeed be "censored") . Ms. Siu Blue Wind, you have many a helpful and/or entertaining posts on BF. I'm disappointed to see such an overblown, hypocritical series of posts. Or did I just miss the joke somewhere?
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    OP - the Nashbar bike might do fine on trails, but you will likely outgrow it quickly - you will want a lighter bike that can take more abuse, etc. The 50mm travel fork is the part I'd be most worried about - not much travel at all, and a mismatch between a fork (that likely has little if any ability to adjust) and rider style and rider weight and trail can really make for an unpleasant or even dangerous ride.

    I second your concern about buying used bike, particularly regarding the condition of shocks and suspension forks. If you're new to biking you may not be able to spot a problem that could be worth $100s of dollars. If you see a CL bike you like, ask the seller about taking it to a LBS for an inspection first - split the difference in costs or something for a win-win.
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    This thread is fun. My money is on Siu......
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanshananigan View Post
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    Um, am I missing something here? I would think that a moderator would find that implying that another member is an ignorant man who has intercourse with his mother is rather insulting and is going around the censors (by using a slang term that is simply a shortened form of an "F" word that would indeed be "censored") . Ms. Siu Blue Wind, you have many a helpful and/or entertaining posts on BF. I'm disappointed to see such an overblown, hypocritical series of posts. Or did I just miss the joke somewhere?
    Awwwwwwwww man!! You DID miss the joke!! You certainly did.
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    Ok, I think this may have ran it's course, time to move on...
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