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    What is a good mountain bike, that won't break the bank?

    Okay so I want a decent cheap mountain bike.. You know like, one that doesn't cost $400 or more! I had one of those $150 mongooses, but it was AWFUL. I had numerous problems throughout its lifespan, costing me more money than its worth. The most resent incident happened today. I jumped off of a 5 inch ledge... I kid you not, just 5 inches AT MAX. And that 5 inches was enough to somehow whip the rear derailleur into the spokes, and once that happened it was all over. I don't know how it happens, and I'm 100% sure that I did not hit it on the ledge when I jumped, because I hit the ledge perpendicular, making it litterally impossible for the ledge to have it.. The only thing I could think of is that that little jump was enough to whip it into the spokes. Anyways I'm tired of this piece of junk! What is a decent bicycle (specific model or manufacturer) that wont break the bank, or break when it drops 5 inches?

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    Every major bike brand such as Giant or Trek includes a line of entry-level hardtails. Those are what you should look at given your price point. Visit some bike shops and see what you can find.

    Also, $400 is entry-level. I know that may seem like a lot to spend on a bike, but you're really just barely getting started at that price.

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    I got a Giant Rincon 2002 to 2004 hardtail Off cragslist for 150 Bucks, Now I must upgrade. By a cheap bike for the frame and Upgrade the parts. It will be Cheaper and you can pick your parts out that are goan be better in the long run
    SRAM x7+ Front/De Rails" ETC.

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    bikesdirect....
    Schwinn Fastback Sport road bike

    Forge Saranac CM mountain bike

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    "I'm the Man in Black" Hot Rod Lincoln's Avatar
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    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,
    Jesus Christ and the American GI. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

    Put your flame suits on

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