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Old 10-04-10, 02:40 PM   #1
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Which bike to puchase?? (Beginner)

Sup all - so i've called local shops and read online .. but still unsure which bike to go with, would love some recommendations

i'm 5 10 - 170

name brands that I hear all tell me are specialized, gary fisher, trek and cannondale bikes.. i know this is based mostly of preference but most of these local shops sell one name brand or another would love to hear which name brand to go browse before hittin the shops.


FYI - would be biking off trail thru rugged terrain
Budget: $400 - $700

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Old 10-04-10, 03:07 PM   #2
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you should probably tell people the amount you want to spend and what you want to use it for. I don't have any advice on what to buy, just on how to get more use out of the threads.
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Check out the FAQ at the top of this forum. You'll get tons of info on there. As for the bike, pretty much any bike around $500 from those brands is going to be similar to the others. To be honest, I know you've probably read this on the forums before, but go out and test them out. Afterwards, some bike shops let you take it back and exchange a bike after a few days so why not pick up the one you like the most, then take it to the trail and test it out.
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Go to the closest REI and buy the best HT Scott they have on the floor. Probably and Aspect, it will work fine.
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sup kc,

go to all the bike shops you been hittin, sit on and test ride all the bikes you can, get the one that is most comfortable that you can afford. all the name brands are pretty similar and any of em will work just fine off trail thru all that rugged terrain.

peace yo
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