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Mountain Bikes: How do I know what to get?


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#1 Infinity22

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    Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:18 PM

    So it's been a good 7-8 years since I've done really any mountain biking at all. I used to be really big into it when I was growing up through junior high and high school but when I turned 20, the opportunities suddenly weren't there anymore. Well, I'm 27 and life has calmed down quite a bit, so I'm looking to pick it back up again. The bike I currently have is a ProFlex Full Suspension (P.O.S.) and it's nearly 12 years old, so I'd like to get a new one. I haven't done too much research so far but the bike that's jumped out at me so far is the Trek Full Suspension Fuel EX 8. Do you think it's a bit overkill?

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    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:40 PM

      If you like Trek (great Mountain bikes BTW) then Just go to the Trek store, tell them how often you plan on riding, if you will be riding trails and at what level of experience you have and they will guide you into buying hte right bike for you.

      IMO, I would get a full suspension, it's more money but worth it. I used to mountain bike all the time, now we only get out a few times a year, and we have trails right behind our home.

      #3 Infinity22

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        Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:18 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by TammyB
        If you like Trek (great Mountain bikes BTW) then Just go to the Trek store, tell them how often you plan on riding, if you will be riding trails and at what level of experience you have and they will guide you into buying hte right bike for you.

        IMO, I would get a full suspension, it's more money but worth it. I used to mountain bike all the time, now we only get out a few times a year, and we have trails right behind our home.
        Trek and Specialized are the only two I've looked at so far (Specialized just briefly) but Trek seems to have better technology with their full suspension system. I totally agree with you on getting the full suspension. I live near a lot of mountains and there's a lot of great trials I used to use when I was a kid. What kind do you have?

        #4 Chanti

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          Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:19 PM

          I like Kona Mountain Bikes. If you can afford it, go for the full suspension: definitely worth it! I did not get it for my current bike, was not sure I'd be able to bike again after my knee surgery, but I can and am now wanting to buy a second Kona with suspension. Kona makes women-specific models too, which is great because it suits our body frames better.

          #5 TATrisha

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          Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:20 PM

          I personally like Giant, but I agree with Tammy. You need to go to a store and get properly fitted and equipped with the bike that's right for your riding needs.

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