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    New to mountain biking. Is this a good bike?

    Hey guys, I've been doing the road thing for a year or two now and am ready to hit the off road trails. Is this a good bike to start out with? I have very little knowledge about mountain bikes.
    http://lubbock.craigslist.org/bik/2774654439.html

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    A nice bike and a good deal! If the bike doesn't fit you, you can turn it and likely get all your $$ back, too!

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    Thank You for the reply!

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    Welcome to a very enjoyable way to skin yourself up and have a blast!
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    Let us know if you got the bike.
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    i will definitely get it if it's still there Friday. It's in a small town so there's a good chance.

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    Stainless steel chain.............
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    Three priorities, first:

    1) Make certain that it fits before you close the deal.

    2) It's a MTB so therefore, make certain that there are no cracks or dents, anywhere.

    3) Check for any major rust cover-ups.

    If these three things are checked out and the MTB passes, ride the heck out of it!

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    Can you get the seller to email you a more specific parts list? That would really help out a lot. It's really hard to tell what's on the bike, looking at those small pictures.

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    Well I went and looked at it today and it's pretty small for me. I'm 6'2", which will make it hard to find a used bike. I guess I will head to the shop and see which bike they recommend. Thanks for the input!

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    If your new to mountain biking, then a single speed is probably not the best introduction; the stainless steel chain listed will relate to the half-link chain which is / should be fitted as it's a single speed.

    As you are 6'2", would be looking for a 29er, as these suit taller riders, as you are, but wouldn't think you are that tall not to be able to find a bike that fits.

    As you are new to MTB's, buying new from a LBS does have advantages, ok, it will cost more, but you are buying their advice, will get a bike that fits, and have a service & warranty on top, which you don't get going the 2nd hand route.
    Last edited by jimc101; 01-02-12 at 03:34 PM.

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    Yeah, I agree jimc. There are far more perks to buying at a lbs, even at the additional cost. now just to figure out which bike to get.

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