DRKBC wrote:I am not an expert in that price range, but what I would do is stick to a good brand like, speicalized, trek, giant, Rocky mountain, Kona, diamond back etc. etc. Not a Costco brand or a Huffy or CCM. I would get a hard tall with a front shock but not a full suspension bike because in that price range the suspension will be more for looks than actually functional, it will be heavy and really poorly specked.
I would definitely go used and Pinkbike is a good place to look. Here is an example of a decent bike for a decent price. Its a trusted company, it has some nice extras like disk brakes, aluminum frame and probably a somewhat decent fork and the drivetrain is all Shimano and Sram both great makers. It looks to be in good shape. I would then go to the suppliers website for that year and research it a bit, look at what size you might need etc.
http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1875784/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This is a better link
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/ ... nd-reviews" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
If you just go to a shop with your budget you won't get a lot of bike for that price and upgrading is rarely worth it, but used ... you have some options. Hope that helps.
Have not gotten a chance yet sadly. This weekend probably. Still getting all the gears set up. I may take it to my local shop this week so I don't screw it up really bad haha.DRKBC wrote:Nice! have you had it out in the woods yet?
Those are some awesome shots Holes! Yes I have actually there's a mtb trailhead about a mile from my house. Not too badSpeedHoles wrote:Congrats on the new bike! Have you found some good mountain bike specific trails in your area?
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I can attest to what you're saying "DRKBC" because I had a very good friend who had a bicycle dealership at one time and he used to swear about how good "SPECIALIZED" mountain bikes were. I've been in the market in the past few months and on the lookout for a good used or even new mountainbike and a few of my old friends I used to train with in my old distance running days have still recommended SPECIALIZED as a good quality mountain bike.DRKBC wrote:I think you are on the right track with Specialized. I have ridden a lot of different bikes over the years but my last 4 bikes have all been Specialized.
I have a couple of thoughts:
- would you consider of used?
- Do you ever go on Pink Bike?
I rarely buy new, in fact I don't. There are so many bikes collecting dust out there that I really feel it is the way to go. As far as which model, I would consider a used Stumpjumper.
Hey Knivesinedc, Did you manage to get out this weekend?Knivesinedc wrote:Man, its great to hear all your guys stories, input etc! I hope to get pretty good at cycling eventually. Don't.think I'll compete, but we'll see. My next target bike will probably be the Specialized Rockhopper Sport. After I ride my current DB into the ground that is
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