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Old 01-02-05, 12:42 AM
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Looking for a good place to start.

I'm in need of some help deciding which bike would be best suited for me. I know how annoying it is for many newbies like me to ask the same questions over and over again, so I'm going to first ask if there are any websites in particular that could help me along. I'm on a summer job only budget so I figure I'll get a head start on the decision making process. Don't know too many brands, good deals, or anything else a complete newbie wouldn't be expected to know.
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Old 01-02-05, 03:02 AM
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Well, what do you intend on doing with your bike? Also, are you a big guy or a small guy? I'm personally partial to Specialized and Kona, as they seem to have plenty of good bikes available at most every price point. How much are you looking to spend? Generally speaking, the Specialized Hardrock series seems to get pretty good reviews from most people here. I have one myself and it's a decent bike.
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well, yeah what is your price range, and how hard are u going 2 ride it?
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Old 01-02-05, 09:39 AM
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Well, I'm 6' 1" and 135lbs, so you could say I'm a little taller than average but skinny. I ride at this trail in a nearby town (Erwin Park for any of you in the North Texas Region) which has some pretty intense stuff at points.(For me) I'm not jumping rocks or anything, but the trail has a lot of logs on it. I've been riding on my friend's Mongoose and I'm sorry if that makes you jealous. The funny thing is I think I've injured myself more because of the bike than because of the trail. I might plan on riding out at my cousin's who live in the Texas hill country, where granite is plentiful anywhere you ride. As for the price range, I'm not really sure. I fix computers here and there and had a mowing job. I think what would be the best question for me to ask is what price range has the best quality for cheapest. I was hoping in the $300-400 range, but I could always save up more. I plan on getting it before college, so I have a while. I appreciate the help.
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