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Old 06-06-14, 07:48 AM   #1
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Checking a good deal or no? Diamondback Adult Response XE 2014 Mtb $299.

So this is on sale right now at Dicks Sporting, for $299 and a friend is considering it for his wife. Looks like a fine starter as far as I know, for the price, and if she rides it a lot may just replace it next year. I don't expect it to be perfectly assembled or tuned, but I can help with that.

Is there better deals - better new bikes in the same range?

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Fork: SR Suntour XCT 100mm travel, 28.6mm stanchions
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Old 06-06-14, 09:39 AM   #2
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If you can work on a bike for them, you may find a better deal on a slightly used bike for her on craigslist. For the same money, a couple year old bike with better components would be a better deal. Then just give it a once over and she'll be ready to roll.

If she's dead set on new, that one is ok...nothing special, will handle easy to moderate trails.
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Ok thanks. He might pick up a bike this weekend. Decided a shiny new one would be the best surprise for his wife. I'll know Monday at work if he bought it or not.
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