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    New to Biking

    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?

    Thanks,
    Khoa

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    Quote Originally Posted by ixracex4xpho
    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?

    Thanks,
    Khoa
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ixracex4xpho
    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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