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Old 08-09-15, 12:25 PM
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Hello from Henderson NV

Hi all, A couple years ago I bought a couple Motiv dual suspension mountain bikes at a garage sale, ( His & Hers )They were like new hardly used. I googled them and it looks like they were sold by Costco for a few years. So after they say in the shed for a year I got hem out cleaned them up and started riding a little here and there. Now my wife rarely uses hers, but I ride almost every day. Usually around 20 -25 miles. I have removed rear shock and replaced it with a piece of light gauge tubing and changed the tires to a hybrid tire on/ off trail.( 26") I ride 99% of the time on paved trails or hard packed dirt. And now I am thinking of getting a nicer bike. But There are soooo many choices I am not sure what I should be looking at. I was think I would get a road bike and just keep my old one if I want to go play in the desert. The trails I ride are through the mountains so there is a lot of steep up hill and down hill grades. ( I like lots of gearing options.) Should I look at touring bikes? Flat bar road bikes? or what? Can some of you offer me any advice? Thanks Are there any others on this forum form my area?
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Old 08-09-15, 12:28 PM
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Welcome to the Forums .

You should be able find some locals in our Regional section- Southwest.

As to what bike you should get, well, everyone has an opinion and most will be biased upon their own preferences. You'll be better off establishing a budget and then looking at everything that falls within that.
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Old 08-09-15, 02:51 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. You want gearing options? Most new road bikes have 10 speed or 11 speed cassettes. If you do a lot of climbing you may find a good compromise with a double chainring. If not, you can always get a triple chainring. Good luck.
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If you're going to be riding mostly roads, a touring bike or a road bike with a triple would be my choice. If you are going to mostly be riding trails or gravel paths, a hybrid would be my choice. A nice choice for riding combo of both gravel paths and roads would be a cyclocross bike.
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Old 08-09-15, 07:14 PM
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Has any of you ever bought from bikesdirect.com? They have some good pricing but I don't know anything about them.
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Old 08-09-15, 08:02 PM
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Welcome to the forums! I'm in Las Vegas, there are a few of us on BF. I've gotten a lot of good advice, some laughs, and a few s here.

Have you checked out any of the local bike shops? There are some very good ones in the area. The better ones have shop rides-some road, some out in the desert. As was said previously, you have to establish a how much you want to spend and what style you want. If you are more into being on the road, go full road bike, not flatbar. If you want a little more versatility and some speed, a non suspension hybrid. (My Vita is that- and it whetted my appetite for a road bike) All major manufacturers have a line up of those, and at the local shops, you can see and ride them. A lot of them rent bikes and some refund the rental if you buy a bike from them. There are local bike clubs as well as local events coming up. Whatever you choose, have fun with it and keep riding!
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