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Old 09-08-20, 04:21 AM
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I've been a road bike person for the last couple of decades but have decided to delve into the world of trail riding. I was thinking that I would try to find something used and save a few $ but I've decided to buy new instead and have the benefit of warranty work if needed (last year I bought a new Giant road bike and needed a shifter replaced withing months of owning the bike). So, I'm looking for advice on an entry level bike (less than $750 is desired). I don't anticipate riding serious mountain bike terrain. I'm thinking I'd be riding trails in the woods looking for some exercise and adventure as opposed to crashing down treacherous single tracks,staring death in the face at every turn. I have an aversion to crashing and the associated pain. So, do you have any words of wisdom regarding this upcoming purchase?
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At the price point you are looking at, you are shopping for a hard tail. They are all about the same at the entry level price point. Around here the first thing needed is some sealant (slime, stans, or orange)in the tubes if the wheels are not tubeless ready. A friend at work just got a Trek Marlin 6. It looks good and seems like a solid build. I thought 8 speed was obsolete by now (my 1998 Specialized Rockhopper was 8 speed), but it works fine.
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Ride with a small group for tips and get a lesson if they are offered by you.
Then just ride within your limits if you're risk adverse. Nothing wrong with that, crashing is part of the game on trails. But I'd rather hit a tree any day than a car.
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
Ride with a small group for tips and get a lesson if they are offered by you.
Then just ride within your limits if you're risk adverse. Nothing wrong with that, crashing is part of the game on trails. But I'd rather hit a tree any day than a car.
yes
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Originally Posted by c_m_shooter View Post
At the price point you are looking at, you are shopping for a hard tail. They are all about the same at the entry level price point. Around here the first thing needed is some sealant (slime, stans, or orange)in the tubes if the wheels are not tubeless ready. A friend at work just got a Trek Marlin 6. It looks good and seems like a solid build. I thought 8 speed was obsolete by now (my 1998 Specialized Rockhopper was 8 speed), but it works fine.
Thanks for the advice!
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