NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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As stated above, it can be confusing! Especially at this price range! There are a TON of bikes available! Just to name a few: Gary Fisher, Giant, Haro, Jamis, Kona, Rocky Mountain, Trek, Specialized. The big differences are the forks and the level of components. Frames are pretty much going to be the same from one manufacturer to another regarding material. The biggest difference is the geometries and tube lengths that each manuf. thinks is "best"!
What you want to find out, is which bike you feel most comfortable on. This means riding as many different bikes as you can and more than once! See if any shops in town offer Demo bikes or Demo Days where they take 3 or 4 bikes to an actual local trail!
Save some $$$ for a helmet, gloves, perhaps a mini-tool, a mini-pump and a couple of spare tubes!
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
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