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Old 12-27-2012, 03:20 PM   Topic Starter
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Mountain Bike Help

I'm making a big push to get back into decent-to-good shape in 2013 and I'm going to try to get back into mountain biking/trail riding. I've been out of the loop for so long that I have no idea what I'm looking for in a solid bike. I'm not tall...5'9", so I need an 18"-19" frame. I'm also not wanting to spend a TON of money. If anyone is knowledgable about these things and would like to help out...please do. My budget is about $500-$700.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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The new thing is 29 inch wheels so the 26 inch wheel bikes will probably go cheaper. You can pick up a low end hard tail bike for that kind of money. Depends of what kind of riding you want to do.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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The new thing is 29 inch wheels so the 26 inch wheel bikes will probably go cheaper. You can pick up a low end hard tail bike for that kind of money. Depends of what kind of riding you want to do.
Thanks. Mostly woodland trail riding...occasionally paved park trails. I can probably bump up my budget some if it means getting something that is entry level, but that I won't have to upgrade if it becomes a legitimate hobby.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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Thanks. Mostly woodland trail riding...occasionally paved park trails. I can probably bump up my budget some if it means getting something that is entry level, but that I won't have to upgrade if it becomes a legitimate hobby.
No, you can get a decent bike for that kind of money, especially a hard tail. Full suspension bikes are going to be more. I need one for my bad back for riding over big rock and drops. Shawnee Mission Park and Landahl in Blue Springs have great technical and easier trails.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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Thanks. Mostly woodland trail riding...occasionally paved park trails. I can probably bump up my budget some if it means getting something that is entry level, but that I won't have to upgrade if it becomes a legitimate hobby.
Whoa, missed this. Go hybrid.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:56 PM   #6
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Whoa, missed this. Go hybrid.
Not for wooded trail rides - unless he's talking total pavement. The geomerty in a hybrid is all wrong for anything off road. Way too much of an upright position for climbing.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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Not for wooded trail rides - unless he's talking total pavement. The geomerty in a hybrid is all wrong for anything off road. Way too much of an upright position for climbing.
This.

I bought this bike about 6 months ago. I know its more than you want to spend but its an amazing bike and about the best hard tail money can buy for an entry level.

Ugh never mind it wont let me post links yet. Google 2013 Trek Mamba.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #8
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Not for wooded trail rides - unless he's talking total pavement. The geomerty in a hybrid is all wrong for anything off road. Way too much of an upright position for climbing.
I guess I'm not really sure what he means by that. We have wooded trails like this all over the midwest.




You don't need a mountain bike to ride them.

Yeah, if he's doing hardcore climbs and that sort of shit, he's going to need a mtb. But they suck ass on pavement and long rides.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:24 AM   #9
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Whoa, missed this. Go hybrid.
Never heard of the hybrid bike. Looked it up and thought to myself, "oh, the old man bikes." heh
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #10
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Never heard of the hybrid bike. Looked it up and thought to myself, "oh, the old man bikes." heh
Well this old man could kick some ass on his hybrid. Really though, unless you're doing hardcore off-roading or going for serious speed, a hybrid is your best bet. It offers a lot of flexibility with how/where you ride.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #12
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I bought this in the last year and I really like it. Good overall components and that's really important in a bike.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...es/3700_disc/#
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:54 PM   #13
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I bought this in the last year and I really like it. Good overall components and that's really important in a bike.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...es/3700_disc/#
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:23 PM   #14
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I bought this in the last year and I really like it. Good overall components and that's really important in a bike.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...es/3700_disc/#
I'd go with this or

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...hardrockdisc26
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #15
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both of those are similarly spec'd to the Airborne Skyhawk but cost almost $200 more...Plus the Skyhawk has hydraulic disc brakes as opposed to the mechanical disc of the others...


you don't need to be paying extra $ for the name.



and the Guardian is a 29er spec'd with a MUCH better fork and is only $50 more than the Trek!
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