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Old 09-19-08, 12:26 PM
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What bike should I get?

I am looking for a new bike to replace my 10 year old mongoose mountain bike. I am 23 years old, 5' 6", 150 lbs. I have been biking 15-30 miles 3 times a week for the past 2 months. My rides are mostly on hard trails (mostly the C&O Canal in Maryland) and the occasional novice mountain trail. I would like to spend at most $400 on a new bike. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-19-08, 01:12 PM
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Look at the normal big name brands at your LBS. Their offerings will be comparable at that price point.
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Old 09-19-08, 07:44 PM
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Well I recommended a Schwinn Frontier to a good fellow in a previous post, I have been riding the UK 2007 model for 6 months now. Like you I hit the tow paths a lot, and love the responsiveness of the Schwinns steering. I have also done a 60 mile Manchester to Blackpool ride for charity on it, and found it incredibly comfortable.

The bike is also tough as old boots, and has some decent Schimano components on it.

Ive been able to do lots of adjustments to the bike - easily adjust seat height, quick release wheels to easily swop around tyres, add carry rack, bottler holder, mudguards, pump and toe clips.

Bikes are much cheaper in the USA, so it is with envious eyes that I recommend you look at the Frontier GSD, which is $429. Wow it even has disc brakes.

http://www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/P...D-Frontier-GSD


For the money this bike looks like the business, and If I could get one this cheap in the UK, I'd be round at the LSB tomorrow.

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Old 09-19-08, 08:08 PM
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trek 4300, marin bolinas ridge, gary fisher some fish named bike , giant yukon, specialized rockhopper, those are among some of the models you should be looking at.
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Thanks for the advice.
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