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    Good mountain tires, brakes, and helmet?

    What are a few good mountain bike tires, brake, and helmets? I've already got my mountain bike, but my tires and breaks are very old and its time to change them. Oh, I'm sort of a newbie. lol Also, nothing TOO expensive as I'm a student and don't have a whole lot of money. I heard Giro helmets are a good brand?
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    Here are a few pics of my bike.


    old tires(are these good or do i need new ones?)

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    I would suggest a 10 minute break every hour or so of riding.


    Or did you mean brake?
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    My bad lol meant brake, sorry.

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    Tires and brake pads are going to cost more than that bike is worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquefied View Post
    Tires and brake pads are going to cost more than that bike is worth.
    yup, better off buying a helmet and saving your money until that bike doesnt move anymore then looking for something used.
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    Ah, ok. lol Thanks everyone!

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    Awesome bike dude! I had a sweet one almost just like that but it was a NEXT!
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    Bell, Giro, other makes are good. I like the

    http://www.rei.com/product/814372

    for good equipment and clearance pricing. There are other places online that are just as good. I believe in helmets. Some of the cruelest falls are when you are travelling less than 5 mph. Start with a good helmet.

    If you need to keep it rolling for awhile, just get some tires at Walmart type stores. Good prices and tires quality for that bike. Most all of us have had those kinds of bikes for a while. Everyone starts there.
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    I've owned LOTS of cheap bicycles so I guess you don't have to be too embarassed. But, looking at that stem, bars and brake levers just makes me want to hurl. I can just tell by looking at it, it probably doesn't "feel right" when you ride it. Anyway...

    For a cheap bicycle like that, I might go with Promax brakes (requires noodles):
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=433557

    If you wanted to upgrade that, I'd go with dual compound Kool Stop brake pads.

    You know, I was researching tires lately and found the grip on the Ritchey Premonition very cool. You can check it out here:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=53814

    You may also want to check out a saddle (WTB Freedom Greenbelt), it's currently on sale:
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=705470

    EDIT: I just have to add brake levers to that list. The following is actually a left and right brake lever, not a pair so you have to order both
    http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Altus-...292774&sr=1-52

    and by the way, for V-brakes, you can use them front or rear (same model for both)
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