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Old 04-12-05, 10:37 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

My name is Khoa, and I'm starting to get into mountain biking. I've had a couple of "mountain" bikes before, but i don't think they are good for serious riding. What bikes do you recommend for a 3-4 hundred dollar budget? I'm 5'11, what size bike will be good for me?

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Hey everyone,

My name is Khoa, and I'm starting to get into mountain biking. I've had a couple of "mountain" bikes before, but i don't think they are good for serious riding. What bikes do you recommend for a 3-4 hundred dollar budget? I'm 5'11, what size bike will be good for me?

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Well you should start looking at the "around" $500 MTB thread at the top of the page for some ideas. What do your local shops carry?
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I've only looked at REI so far. Seems like they have bikes for around $500. As for brands I wasn't paying attention. this was before I sold my bike(motorcycle), so i didn't pay that much attention to it. but now, I will.
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I've only looked at REI so far. Seems like they have bikes for around $500. As for brands I wasn't paying attention. this was before I sold my bike(motorcycle), so i didn't pay that much attention to it. but now, I will.
Look through the thread (yes there's a bunch of garbage in there) if you go to the last couple of pages one of the guys actually made a spreadsheet looking thing what highlights the good bad and the ugly, If I can find the right page I'll post a link. Also you need to do some leg work because our recommendations don't mean squat if you can't get one

Edit: This page has the chart thingy The "around" $500 MTB thread.
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