Old 10-11-07, 05:42 PM
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You came across one? For how much? The montare ( as well as utopia and kaitai ) are now known as dual sport bikes, kind of a fancy hybrid if you will. I have a couple year old kaitai that I was kind of talked into when I was looking for a bike, I will just say that it's a bike meant to dabble in road and trails, not neccessarily be good at either one of them. The montare has all xt? Well that sounds good, just see how wide of tires you can fit on there because I know my kaitai can only fit a certain width which is lower than other mtbs and it bothers me. Also the gear ratios are different than a standard mtb, of course im just speaking on behalf of the montare/kaitai of a few years, I dont know how old the one you're talking about is. If you're looking into mountain biking seriously I'd say you could start with that and see how it works, if it does, great, if it doesnt , work with it until you can save up and you'll have the knowledge of what you want. That's what happened to me atleast.
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