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Old 09-25-05, 09:25 AM
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i want to buy a new mountain bike, can anyone suggest some model or brand names of mountain bike for me? price within $200. pls
sorry for my poor english

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Old 09-25-05, 09:44 AM
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Here is a nice Trek for $239. Might find a deal that takes it under $200 since it's an 05.

http://www2.trekbikes.com/Bikes/Moun.../820/index.php

Lifetime frame warranty. 1 year on all the other parts. Not a bad deal for a new bike.
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Old 09-25-05, 12:29 PM
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Iron Horse bikes often have a bit better components than other brands of the same price range. $200 is really low though. Consider spending $300-400 on a used bike and you'll get something *way* better.
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try the gt aggressor or something simple
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For around $250 you should get something that will be very reliable and a great moutain bike.

Trek, Specialized, there are a ton of good brand names out there. I hear Fuji and GT are good also.
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This is an okay bike. It will be reliable and it should be a lot cheaper
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Originally Posted by hokhay
i want to buy a new mountain bike, can anyone suggest some model or brand names of mountain bike for me? price within $200. pls
sorry for my poor english
Hi - I got the Trek 820 in May, coming up on 1000 miles and really loving it - can't believe how good it is - but I haven't ridden an expensive mountain bike either.

I paid $219 at my local LBS, with a one-year anytime full tune-up

Peter
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Old 09-26-05, 09:07 AM
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thank you for yours advice
i am looking for some light bikes and i heard that some suspensions can ajust their hardness, isn't it?
Can i buy sure a bike within $200?

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Old 09-26-05, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by PM7771
Hi - I got the Trek 820 in May, coming up on 1000 miles and really loving it - can't believe how good it is - but I haven't ridden an expensive mountain bike either.

I paid $219 at my local LBS, with a one-year anytime full tune-up

Peter
thx for yours advice
but Trek 820 is made by steel, is it very heavy?
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not really. I remember when I had a steel bike... it was quite light, although I didn't use it for off-roading.
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