Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-01-12, 05:26 PM   #1
trentdavis
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
trentdavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-12, 05:54 PM   #2
DX-MAN
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 4,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
DX-MAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-12, 05:55 PM   #3
trentdavis
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank You for the reply!
trentdavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-12, 07:45 PM   #4
Daspydyr 
Pedals, Paddles and Poles
 
Daspydyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
Posts: 5,368
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Welcome to a very enjoyable way to skin yourself up and have a blast!
__________________
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
Daspydyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-12, 09:18 PM   #5
roccobike
Bike Junkie
 
roccobike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
Posts: 9,447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Let us know if you got the bike.
__________________
Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator
roccobike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-12, 09:34 PM   #6
trentdavis
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i will definitely get it if it's still there Friday. It's in a small town so there's a good chance.
trentdavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-12, 10:12 PM   #7
kenhill3
use your best eye
 
kenhill3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Olympia, Washington
Bikes: '75 Bertin, '93 Parkpre Team 925, '04 Kona King Kikapu, '05 Bianchi Vigorelli
Posts: 3,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stainless steel chain.............
__________________
"I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.
kenhill3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-12, 10:32 PM   #8
SlimRider
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX
Posts: 5,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!

- Slim
SlimRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-12, 05:00 AM   #9
zeronine3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Chico, CA
Bikes: 1984 Bianchi San Remo, On-One Inbred 456 Summer Season
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
zeronine3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-12, 04:20 PM   #10
trentdavis
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
trentdavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-12, 04:28 PM   #11
jimc101
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Bikes:
Posts: 4,882
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
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 04:34 PM.
jimc101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-12, 04:50 PM   #12
trentdavis
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
trentdavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:15 PM.