Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Temple City, CA
Bikes: 2004 OCR3, 1989 Nishiki Sport, 2003 Kona Blast, 2007 Fuji Track
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Road -> MtnB (((HELP!!)))
Hey, I'm new to these forums but i've been reading them a lot. I'm a roadie, but i was thinking of getting a mtn bike to ride around on the trails. i've done as much research as i could, and i've narrowed my bikes down to about 6 of them. i have about a $900 price range.
the 6 bikes i have are:
Specialized HardRock Pro Disc
Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc
Gary Fish Genesis Hardtail Tassajara Disc
Giant XTC 2
I can find all these bikes are LBS that are within 10 miles away, so i could test ride all of them, but because im used to riding road, i dont know the geometry or what a good frame material is. hehe, i would get a carbon fiber mtnb, but then i read that they're bad.. and i guess you dont want that light of a bike? its good for climbs but downhill will probably suck, but im 180lbs, and 5'9". any advice or suggestions on which bike to get, or even on different bikes would help.