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panic2000 08-21-07 08:44 AM

Recreational rider looking for a bike under $1000
 
Hello, new to the forums here. What bike do suggest for a recreational rider (3 times/week)? I'm more for front suspension rather than full suspension. Thoughts?

njm 08-21-07 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by panic2000 (Post 5113308)
Hello, new to the forums here. What bike do suggest for a recreational rider (3 times/week)? I'm more for front suspension rather than full suspension. Thoughts?

I'm kind of new to the forums, too. I have learned, however, that posting this question on BF is like asking, "I'm a guy. What kind of girl should I marry?" :o

My suggestion is that you decide what kind of bike you want (road bike, mountain bike, BMX, hybrid) and then do some searching/reading in the corresponding forum.

It sounds like you're interested in a mountain bike. There's a sticky at the top of that forum that tries to address exactly this kind of question. Maybe once you have things narrowed down to one model vs. another you can try posting in the MTB forum.

Good luck, and welcome to BikeForums!

njm 08-21-07 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by njm (Post 5113648)
I have learned, however, that posting this question on BF is like asking, "I'm a guy. What kind of girl should I marry?"

Afterthought: I am in no way trying to compare to decision about what kind of bike to buy to a person's decision about whom to marry. I think we all know which is more important... ;)

supton 08-21-07 10:07 AM

How many miles are you talking about?

It does sound like one of the hybrid types of bikes (may also be called "fitness") is up your alley. They tend to be a lot less than $1k; but "good" suspension tends to cost more than "cheap" suspesion--so don't just buy the cheapest front suspension bike.

I don't keep up with the different types of bikes, but that's where I'd first start to look. I'd also plan on some trips to a bike shop, feel out a few, see if they give good service--a lot of places will do free tuneups (for some short period of time), so paying a bit more for a good place is preferable to going to the cheapest place. Ride a bunch of bikes, get an idea for feel. You may want to do some initial reading on bike fitting, so as to determine roughly what size of bike you are looking for.

John Dark 08-21-07 11:41 AM

I threw together a few suggestions, which can be found here: http://byke.wordpress.com/

bkaapcke 08-21-07 05:02 PM

If you are a little older and would get along better with a more upright riding position, look into a Trek 7500. Nice bike, nice equipment and nice wheelset. I'd have one myself if I wasn't strictly 'bent. I've wrenched on one that a ride buddy has, and I'm impressed. It was $740.00, out the door with trunk rack, kickstand, bottle cages & bottles. bk

bizzz111 08-23-07 08:23 PM

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when someone says "recreational" I say electra townie.

I have both an electra and a road bike, and for pure comfort and enjoyable "recreational" ride, it's the electra for me.

Heck of a bike and a great bargain. But like everyone else said, someone's definition of recreational might be quite a bit different than mine.


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