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Old 09-30-04, 08:00 PM   #1
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Hi ,i'm a newbie , can someone give me some suggestions that what bike should i buy?? THZ!!
I'm looking for a bike that is comfortable , a little bit fast ,i dont need too fast and about 200 dollars ,btw i want to ask that some tires were thicker right , do they call mountain bike or there are more types with tick tires??anyway i want the bike with thick one.um... i lived in Canada Waterloo , please also tell me where could i buy it , i only know there is canadian tire that selling bikes....should i buy it from there? is it good??please give me more details , like what part should i buy or how much does it cost etc..becoz i'm new at it.....sorry for asking so much questions , THZ again!!
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Old 09-30-04, 08:07 PM   #2
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Check sportcheck. 200$ should get you a bike from there too, better quality than canadian tire.
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First, what type of riding do you want to do, Cross country, Downhoill, Freeriding (drops and jumps) or just to commute?

Also I don't know what Canadian Tyre is, but brands you should look at are, Specialized, Kona, Norco, Trek (to a degree) the list goes on (other people help me out here) and as for tyres, you probably won't need thick ones and again there are lots of brands you can look at.

Really, if you go to a bike shop (not anything like X-Mart) and tell them what you want to do, they should be able to help. Again I don't know what Canadian Tyre is, but if they are any good just ask them for help and you will be ok.

Also this thread should be able to help you it's the thread at the top of the MTB forum:
The $500 MTB thread
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500$ is way over his budget. Thats 750 cdn. This 125 american for a bike.

Canadian tire is a hardware/dept store. They sell excruciatingly poor quality bikes.
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Thx a lot guys , um....i think i would want a bike for cross country , can u guys also tell me which brand and which model pls becoz i'm really new at those bikes brands , i dont know which one is good
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Goto a local shop and look around. We generally aren't inclined to do all the work for you. Try sportcheck and another shop near you. Come back with a list and we will help
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Goto a local shop and look around. We generally aren't inclined to do all the work for you. Try sportcheck and another shop near you. Come back with a list and we will help
sry , but i really dont know which one should i buy , even i go to take a look , i still dont know what's the different with those bicycles , could u go here http://www.sportchek.ca/specific_pro...?id=cat1520016 and take a look pls and tell me which one is suitable for me , thz again!!!!
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In your price range do not even consider a full suspension bike. What you get for that money will be extremely low quality if not outright dangerous.

By the sound of it, you're looking to get into mountain biking, not just peddle around the block or get to work. It that's the case, either save up some more money for a lower end Trek or Kona model bike or get your local Bargain Finder and buy a used bike, after having a shop check it out. For $200CDN you will not, anywhere, get a new bike that can hold up to regular use off road.

Again, for your own safety, if you do buy a new bike in this price range, do not get a full suspension bike, and have someone who knows what they're doing check it out before you get on.
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I can't do that sorry. For 200cdn I can't recommend a mtbike as it would be dangerous to use for any real trail riding.

Goto sportcheck (there isn't as much stuff online as there) and take a look at the bikes.
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how about not only for mountan biking??i think most of time , i'd just biking to school or biking around on the road , do u have any seuggestions??
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If all you plan on doing is riding to school and riding on the road, get a hard tail bike from Walmart and have fun. I'll repeat this, as it needs to be understood, do not buy a full suspension bike.

Find something from Walmart or Sport Chek that's in your price range and fits you, then take it to a local bike shop to be set up properly. If you go this route, do not take it off road. It may be fine the first time, hell it may be fine the first ten times. But a cheap bike will end up breaking, possibly hurting you, if you use it off road.
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If you're commuting, go pick up a nicely used old bike. For that amount of money you should get a real splendid one (if old looking).
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