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Mountain Bikes

Discussion in 'Jobs and Help Wanted' started by hberg, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    Look to purchase two mountain bikes.
  2. teak

    teak New Member

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    I assume you're looking for used ones. For road or off road? How much are you looking to spend?

    Try www.craigslist.com or the city paper (website). Lots of good deals.

    -Teak
    96 GT LTS3
  3. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    Looking for used, not sure how much to spend, we are new to the biking world. Just looking for a pair of decent bikes for beginners in our area. Would like off road.

  4. teak

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    I would stick with a few year old model. Stick with brands like Specialized (Hardrock, Rockhopper), Cannondale, REI brand, Gary Fisher. I've seen Rockhopper (decent starter bike) go for below $200 used. Nows the time to get one. Also look for last years model on sale in stores. You can get a great deal. Some places offer life time tuning.

    Also check out www.performancebikes.com They have retail locations through out our area. Check out a new Giant (brand name) bike.

    When looking at used bikes, take someone who knows about bikes. You may have to end up paying a little more for tuning and parts after the purchase.

    -Teak
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    Hberg, I support Teaks recommendation of Performance Bikeshop. I got my Mt. Bike there a couple of springs ago and its been great. If you are a novice though, the bikes they have Costco are good values ($200-$300). They may not be assembled as well as a shop may but I bought one and its been fine. I sold, built and repaired bikes in college. I would NOT buy a used bike (even from me) because the safety/condition of a bike depends on how well its been maintained and how hard its been ridden. I'd rather see you get a pair of brand new $450 Mt bikes (on sale) than a 1/2 priced used high end Gary Fisher $800. The $450 bike has most of the features as the $900 just not as light or durable. I'll be glad to tell you more and make a recommendation on the type of bike that'll best meet your needs. Be sure to leave room in your budget for a helmet, shorts, shoes and gloves.

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