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Old 04-25-12, 09:19 PM
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No suspension or new bike

So I'm currently riding a 10 year old MTB I do not know the model off hand, and it is at REI atm getting looked at because the drive train was messed up. Anyway it has no suspension at all. Rides fine. However would it be worth saving up to buy a bike with suspension?
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Old 04-25-12, 09:46 PM
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It depends on what you want out of it and what you plan on doing with it. If you are just using it to commute or as temporary transportation, I would say just stay with it. If you plan on riding trails, fireroads, etc., then it may be in your best interest/enjoyment to find a more modern mtb.
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Originally Posted by SillyRabbit View Post
It depends on what you want out of it and what you plan on doing with it. If you are just using it to commute or as temporary transportation, I would say just stay with it. If you plan on riding trails, fireroads, etc., then it may be in your best interest/enjoyment to find a more modern mtb.
+1^ This is excellent advice!
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Old 04-25-12, 09:54 PM
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Yeah I plan to Ride trails a lot. How much would i be looking at for a decent bike. 100-300? 300-600?

Also is it best to buy new or buy second hand?
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For a budget of 300-600, I think that you could find a solid bike in the used market. You can check your community for bike clubs and Craigs list bikes. You can find a bike that was $1500 new 4-6 years ago in that price range. If things go well, you can find a bike that was a great idea and then collected dust in a garage. Maybe not, but take some time to look around. Mountain biking, fire roads, trails, man that is a whole lotta fun and great exercise.
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Old 04-27-12, 12:06 AM
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When you're at REI ask a salesperson about mountain bikes. That makes a lot more sense than asking a bunch of random strangers on the internet. But since you asked: a "decent" new mountain bike starts at about $800. By decent, I mean one that works and will not self-destruct within a few months of riding it off road. A "good" mountain bike starts at about $1500.
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