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Old 03-24-07, 10:47 PM
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Fully rigid, serviceable MTB for not much money?

My 5'1" daughter needs a new bike and wants a mountain bike. She doesn't want any shocks, and that suits me fine because the shocks on all of the $300 or so bikes seem pretty weak. Any suggestions for a rigid bike with decent components that doesn't cost too much? She may use it in dirt and on trails but won't be doing any serious or technical mountain biking at this point. I thought about the Schwinn Mesa that's on sale at Performance right now, but I'd have to replace that fork.
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Buy the Schwinn Mesa, use it until the fork either goes or she is sure she doesn't like it. Then just pick up a cheap Nashbar fork.
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Buy the Schwinn Mesa, use it until the fork either goes or she is sure she doesn't like it. Then just pick up a cheap Nashbar fork.
+1 the schwinn mesa will be great!
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Thanks! I'll believe anything your avatar tells me.
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I bought my GT peace 9r at performance ($550)..great bike but 5'1" tall might not work for a 29" wheel
they also have a Peace (26" wheels) for $600

A great value for the money
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Gary Fisher Mako. $250.
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If singlespeed is not an issue a complete Monocog 29er is around $ 450.00
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We tried a Trek 3700 WSD and it was a nice bike. She didn't care much for the Schwinn Mesa and I wasn't really impressed either. I know, it's a cheap bike but still... Anyway, she wound up trying a couple of hybrids and picked out a Fuji Crosstown 2.0. With advertised discount and 10% off weekend sale it was about $210 or so. Seems like a really nice bike for a low price. It should take her down the dirt paths and canal roads just fine and will be a lot easier to pedal on the street where she will spend most of her time.

Thanks for your advice.
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