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Old 03-11-07, 10:35 PM
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Greetings from DeKalb, IL

I turn 40 in May and I just got my first MTB. I had a bunch of points racked up as part of a sales incentive program from one of our suppliers. So.....I chose a bike. It's a real entry level Trek 3700, 21" but it seems to be very nice. I can't imagine how good the $5K bikes must be! Anyway, I'm all new to the MTB scene but have rode it every day since I got it last week. I haven't done more than 5mi. per day for fear of being crippled with quad pain and a sore can. So far, I feel great. I can see how people get addicted. I play competitive softball but that isn't enough exersize to combat my metabolism and ever increasing body mass. This is strictly a casual rider bike but I'm concerned. I go 6'3" and 300lbs. That can't be good for any bike. I hope it will hold up.
I bought a couple of Elite Patao bottle cages for it (066 Bajiji size, unfortunately but it holds store bought clear half liter bottles just fine). I also have a rear fender coming for it. I'm looking for a decent size saddle bag for tools and junk. I will ride with my family of five this summer and want to have some cargo capacity. Dad is always the "pack mule." Can you folks suggest a good pack? I looked at the Topeak bags. They seem petty nice. I really don't want to go to a rack and pannier. Suggestions???
Please let me know about my new bike. I know it isn't very expensive but, I'd like your feedback.
Thanks for having me.

Sean
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Old 03-12-07, 05:10 AM
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Hello Sean, you want to consult with the experts over at the Clydesdales forum. They can do a lot to allay your fears and address your concerns, and they are a really friendly bunch of people!

Topeaks are pretty nice, and they do come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, but you can talk to the Touring folks or the Commuting people to get their opinions too.

Welcome to BF!

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