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Old 06-13-11, 10:23 AM
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what bike should i get?

I'm a 16 year old girl. Summers rolling around and I want to start mountain biking. I've been riding crappy Walmart bikes that fail me after like a year. So i was wondering what kind of bike I should get.
I'm 5'2. 150 pounds. Girl. I would ride on trails and to get around town. There's not too many hills but when there are hills they can get steep. I live on Long Island, north shore in the Stony Brook area.
I can't spend more than like $400.
Please somebody tell me what I should get cause I have no clue.
By the way, I've tried the LBS, but they sell bikes in the thousands and thats too expensive.
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you can get a really good new bike for about $450 (after tax and all that), from trek, specialized, giant, one of the big names.
go back to your LBS and talk to them. our shop only stocks bikes that are high end, in the thousands, but we order $400 bicycles for people all the time.
your local bike shop should work with you and be able to order you a bike that fits you and is in your price range, so ask them. if they don't help you or insist you buy something more expensive, they are a sucky bike shop and you should go to another bike shop.
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