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    What do you think?

    Hi guys, I appreciate for any help you could give me.

    I'm willing to buy my first mountain bike, from a friend's friend (picture below). The price he asks is fair I guess (U$200), which made me go for it instead of investing in a new one.

    As I'm new to mountain biking, I was hoping anyone more experienced could tell me if this bike would be allright as a first one, especially considering that I'm 6'2. I know there are a lot of things involved, but I just wanted to know if anyone thinks this bike could be "garbage".

    Thanks so much!

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    It's a BSO, worth it value as scrap, nothing more.

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    I don't know what that is. . . but a mountain bike it is not.

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    that frame design is interesting..I'd just stick to the MUP's and paved roads as I don't think it would hold up to real mountain bike trails.

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    Thanks for all remarks! Now i'm not even sure it is worth the 200 bucks..

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    to the seller ..

    better off getting a hard tail; from a bike shop for something like another $150 more.

    like Treks 850 V brake .. throw in another C note to get the disc brake models ..

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    You can find those bikes for like $25 on local listings. its a department store bike thats been repainted/destickered. Spend that $200 on a old 90's highend mountainbike or a used nicer one. lots of people sell nice bikes cheap. just gotta get it before others
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    Will do! Thank you for the advice Hsean and fietsbob

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    Looks like a Pacific PK-7. Aluminum main frame, Steel rear triangle. I have one or two of them. nice ride buy heavy. $200 is WAY too much. I bought mine at Target for $88.00 each.
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