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Old 11-10-10, 03:27 PM   #1
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Help pick new bike.

I am looking to get a new mountain bike. I am looking for something that is entry level. My budget is 300-500. It will mainly be use for trail, and recreational.

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Old 11-10-10, 03:43 PM   #2
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I am looking to get a new mountain bike. I am looking for something that is entry level. My budget is 300-500. It will mainly be use for trail, and recreational.
Good to hear. Mountain biking can be fun!
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Old 11-10-10, 04:02 PM   #3
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Check out the Cannondale Trail 6. http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...S6JGRN-TRAIL-6

My wife has the woman's version and absolutely loves it.
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Old 11-10-10, 08:56 PM   #5
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Check out the NEXT Power X, great bike with great components. That's what I ride
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Old 11-10-10, 10:02 PM   #6
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Let me tell ya, THIS is the bike I want... no YOU! That YOU want! You.

Just ignore the nasty, soul-less paint job and the $6300 price tag and the fact that the inventor of Mountain Bikes - Gary Fisher God himself - sold out to The Man just to be able bring this to YOU. And so what if it's 10, 20, 30 times the price of what you're looking at now - You WANT this.

You will never need another bike EVAR! Or in fact, be able to afford one.

But that's not important right now! What's important is that you buy exactly what I tell you. Now. Or hell, you could just get the NEXT Power X like Johnny Law said.

(Damn this wine BEER! Beer is good.)

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My LBS had the Raleigh Talus 3.0 for ~360.00. http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/mountain/talus-30-11/

I have not seen any reviews on that yet. It seemed fairly light, and had entry level components.
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Old 11-11-10, 08:36 AM   #8
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Alex, My sister recently bought a 2011 Trek Skye. My opinion is a better than average frame with entry level parts that'll probably last forever.

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Go to all your local shops, ride everything in your price range. All the bikes in that range will be pretty similar. Buy the one that fits/feels the best. If there's a tie, buy from the shop you like the best.
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Hi. I was also looking at new mountain bikes, and i decided to get the trek 820. Check it out!

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...dtail/820/820/
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Trek 3500 - $350
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pricy hardtail lol
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Alex, My sister recently bought a 2011 Trek Skye. My opinion is a better than average frame with entry level parts that'll probably last forever.

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What makes the frame "better than average"?
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