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Old 04-09-05, 01:55 AM   #1
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Mountain bike for beginner

Hi

I'm not actually a 'mountain biker' per se, but I am selling my car and looking to buy a mountain bike in replacement. Basically, I know nothing about mountain bikes other than the fact that I want one!

I've been looking around for bikes for a couple of weeks and have come across a couple of bikes in the Trek range that I think look pretty smart. I did actually have a trek a few years back but it got stolen and never replaced.

So, what am I looking for? 300 tops, mainly on-road use apart from maybe a quick splash across a few fields etc, and it has to look nice

These two both look nice, the 2nd in particular for the frame colour
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What would you recommend?

Also, how do I work out the best frame size for my body? I'm about 6 feet tall, but how does that relate to frame size? Both those come up to 22.5" frame.

Cheers for any help, advice or suggestions!
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500 dollar MTB thread @ the top of this section should help.
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Thanks, I think I willgo for the trek. OThers say similar models are quite good.

What about the bike frame size etc? How does it relate to inside leg measurements etc.?
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go ride them, and talk to the folks at your local bike shop, aka LBS. they should be able to fit a bike to you.
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I would, but because of my current situation I have to get it off the internet so that means I cant actually go out and ride it before I buy it.
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I would, but because of my current situation I have to get it off the internet so that means I cant actually go out and ride it before I buy it.
That's really not a good idea, if you get a bike that's incorrect for your size you probably won't even want to ride it....There are no bikeshops by you at all?
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That's really not a good idea, if you get a bike that's incorrect for your size you probably won't even want to ride it....There are no bikeshops by you at all?
Have to agree. Buying a bike online is the dumbest move a newb can make
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