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Old 04-03-10, 02:11 PM
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starting with mtb after 3 seasons on the road bike

Hi there, I know there are some posts about starting mtb'íng - I just like to ask if you have any advice - I ride a Specialized Roubaix on the road - what should I get to get a bit acquainted with mtb - I like the the simple Spec. Hardrock - maybe even more I like te Cannondale trail F4. I like to choose between the two - also a matter of money.. I did ride on both and they both seem to do the job - In the end what to expect? I must say i did only ride perhaps 15 minutes per bike -
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Yeah! Thanks for no input.
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Yeah! Thanks for no input.
The mtb forum is nearly as slow as the Europe forum here, give them a few days and they'll be happy to suggest a rigid, singlespeed, 29er
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Thanx Urthwhyte. What's up with 29ers?
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You need to let us know the prices you can get the bikes for and componentary. I like specialized bikes...I too ride a Roubaix on the rode and love it. My mountain bike is a Stumpy full suspension and love it as well. One of the places i looked on the net (Mikes Bikes) showed the cannondale F4 with scapel technology for $999. If that is the price range your going then i would look at a Rockhopper from Specialized. Gary Fisher also has some nice entry level hardtails decently priced. Between the three brands you will get a pretty good frame so i would just match price and components. The C-Dale F4 front shock system seemed different but that is usually the way it is with C-Dale...left fork comes to mind. I know this was not much help but to provide any personal recommendations would need more info on the bikes your looking at and what your price range is.
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You may want to ask around locally. IMO the "best" bike depends on a lot of factors, one of which is your local terrain. I have no clue what the Netherlands is like so can't offer any advice. Most of those entry level hardtails are pretty much the same anyway so I don't think you can go too far wrong.
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Hi Bosock - Thank you for your reaction. I am looking for a bike in the €600.00+ area - I like the ride quality of my roubaix, however I must say that I did not test rode lots of roadbikes - I tried actually two... The Roubaix had immediate appeal also visually. I am still very happy with it. Anyway, now I like to buy next is an MTB that's will suit riding in bad weather following some mtb trails in the woods/beach nearby and I'll probably also will use it as "a city bike" on holidays when riding with my wife. To ride with her (Specialized Sirrus) and me on the road bike Roubaix did not work out.. She rides too relaxed so to say ;-)
Hello Chris_F - Thank you too - Holland is mainly flat - until you go a bit to the southern part. There are still some hills overhere that need some serious training. For the mountain bike there's enough rough terrain available around here.

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