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Old 04-16-02, 08:56 PM   #1
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Newbie needs advice

I will be buying my first "real" mountain bike. I don't want anything outrageous for my first bike. That will be my second bike! Something like, say.... a Litespeed Pisgah! So what is a good, solid first mtb that I don't have to modify the crap out of as soon as I bring it home to make it decent? I would like to keep it under $1000, preferably even under $750. Also, a hardtail will work fine for me. As for riding, I will be taking it on some pretty good trails, so I do need something rather durable. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 04-16-02, 09:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums mbtjc! Lots of good stuff here, take a look around. You might look at this thread; I have $800 is the giant rainier my bike? .
It's in your price range and a really good bike. Just be sure and ride whatever you are looking at before you buy. Make sure it feels good to you. Good Luck on your purchase!
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Or this thread:

Best bike under $1500. Help!

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Go get yourself a Giant Ranier. There really isn't anything out there that is competition in that price range for this bike. Good mix of LX/Deore and Avid disc brakes make for a killer bike at $750.

Also, try out a Fisher Tassajara or a Hoo Koo E Koo. The Fisher's have a drastically different geometry that some people prefer.
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Also, check out www.harobikes.com their bikes are also very competitively priced. They ride well and come equipped with full shimano componentes, i.e. no generic parts!

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