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Old 05-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #21
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http://bikemart.com/product/12specia...9-105431-1.htm

ok entry level? $1000+ is hard to swallow, considering my limited freetime. i havent ridden a mtb since college. pretty much been honing my badass bmx skillz

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... BUY A USED BIKE!

Seriously man, don't buy a cheap piece of shit. That same $700 will get you a decent capable bike if you don't mind buying one that's been sitting in someone's garage for a year.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #22
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Coil spring shocks are heavy, and hard to adjust, because you have to replace a spring to account for differences in rider weight. Normally the bikes come very under sprung for any adult that rides. So there are a lot of reasons to go for a nice air fork.
ditto. Air forks are so easy to setup and hastle free and work so darn well. Spend a little extra money. Everything else is meaningless if you don't have a well suspended bike. Period.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #23
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/3018062581.html
A couple of years old with:
Fox suspension, good hydraulic brakes, quality bars/skewers, mavic wheels, etc.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #24
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Anybody doing early Saturday morning rides?
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #25
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Anybody doing early Saturday morning rides?
if by early, you mean 10:30am, I'm in.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #26
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... BUY A USED BIKE!

Seriously man, don't buy a cheap piece of shit. That same $700 will get you a decent capable bike if you don't mind buying one that's been sitting in someone's garage for a year.

Agreed.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #27
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Anybody doing early Saturday morning rides?

I think we may have a group ride Saturday morning, if ya'll are interested. Although I hear it may be Big Cedar again. IF that's true I'm out! LOL. Once a week there is fine with me. Hopefully it'll be Northshore. I hear they made changes to River Legacy. Anybody follow up on this?
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I think we may have a group ride Saturday morning, if ya'll are interested. Although I hear it may be Big Cedar again. IF that's true I'm out! LOL. Once a week there is fine with me. Hopefully it'll be Northshore. I hear they made changes to River Legacy. Anybody follow up on this?
Yep not sure how long it's been since you've been out at river legacy but it's a good fast ~8 miles. It's still flat and easy but good for base miles and hauling ass.
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I needs to buy me a used bike to go trail riding with yall. We can carpul, I have a tuck like in my avatar but 4 door
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... BUY A USED BIKE!

Seriously man, don't buy a cheap piece of shit. That same $700 will get you a decent capable bike if you don't mind buying one that's been sitting in someone's garage for a year.


Adam do me a solid and post a link to new bikes that are worth a shit. I dont like used shit.

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:21 PM   #31
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Adam do me a solid and post a link to new bikes that are worth a shit. I dont like used shit.

God bless
If you're cheap, buy one of these:
http://www.airbornebicycles.com/products/97-goblin.aspx

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/234...ntain-Bike.htm

That ugly green bastard has bad ass parts. You could literally part it out and make money if you decided you didn't like it.

The Sette is very good too, but the fork is better on the Goblin and it's a little cheaper.

If you want something you can buy locally, it'll cost you an extra few hundred bucks.

Trek X Caliber
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...race/x_caliber

Specialized Carve Expert Notice how many of these parts are cheaper than the Sette above.
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain

Cannondale Flash3
http://www.cannondale.com/2012/bikes...h-29er-3-20625

This bike is absolutely ridiculous for the money. This is a bad motherfucker, and it's on blowout clearance for $1700
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1095591_-1___

There are 5 performance bike shops around town.
If you buy any of those bikes above and don't enjoy riding, you'll be able to sell them or part it out and get the lion's share of your money back.
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Adam do me a solid and post a link to new bikes that are worth a shit. I dont like used shit.

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I laughed. Solid post.
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Yep not sure how long it's been since you've been out at river legacy but it's a good fast ~8 miles. It's still flat and easy but good for base miles and hauling ass.
December. I've done about ~120 miles overall there.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #34
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srsly.....$1k+ and a ni66a cant even get pedals?????

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If you're cheap, buy one of these:
http://www.airbornebicycles.com/products/97-goblin.aspx

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/234...ntain-Bike.htm

That ugly green bastard has bad ass parts. You could literally part it out and make money if you decided you didn't like it.

The Sette is very good too, but the fork is better on the Goblin and it's a little cheaper.

If you want something you can buy locally, it'll cost you an extra few hundred bucks.

Trek X Caliber
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...race/x_caliber

Specialized Carve Expert Notice how many of these parts are cheaper than the Sette above.
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain

Cannondale Flash3
http://www.cannondale.com/2012/bikes...h-29er-3-20625

This bike is absolutely ridiculous for the money. This is a bad motherfucker, and it's on blowout clearance for $1700
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1095591_-1___

There are 5 performance bike shops around town.
If you buy any of those bikes above and don't enjoy riding, you'll be able to sell them or part it out and get the lion's share of your money back.


I like the green one, nice setup too. Some new wheels and you will be ready to rock.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:00 AM   #36
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srsly.....$1k+ and a ni66a cant even get pedals?????

god bless.
You don't want the pedals that would come on that bike anyways. You will at least get some free reflectors that you can throw away.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:58 AM   #37
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http://www.giantnerd.com/bamf-kimura...tain-bike.html

thoughts??

thinking about the one above or the airborne goblin.

thanks gents!!!

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Old 05-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #38
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That is a pretty well setup bike. You would be good to go for along time. That should take the abuse and laugh at it. Only thing that you might have to replace eventually is the wheels, but that is long down the road if you get real serious.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #39
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http://www.giantnerd.com/bamf-kimura...tain-bike.html

thoughts??

thinking about the one above or the airborne goblin.

thanks gents!!!

god bless.
Get the goblin.
The BAMF site is ass backwards on sizing.

That bike you posted:
Handlebar: BAMF Flying Armbar Aluminum
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #40
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Looking to do an upgrade in lighting. Current setup is a walmart bell brand halogen ziptied to my helmet and a KNOG usb rechargable LED.

I want something mountable to the bike and I dont mind running a remote battery pack as long as I can get the right amount of light. I like the pod concept, but I really think a "light bar" across the center of the bars would look pretty righteous.
The question is 5" or 9" wide light bar.
http://www.visionxusa.com/LED-Xmitte...214/index.html

In addition to a handlebar mounted light I would also like something up high too, it would be nice to run both light sources from the same battery pack
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