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My only recommendation so far has been: better value to buy a better second hand bike even if 3 or 4 years old rather than buying a much worse bike from 2017 ....
> I am curious; for a beginner like my friend, would you agree with my overall recommendation?
Then re money, I am telling him that things would only start making some sense starting from 500 USD.
So, (if you agree to the above), if you had to buy the best possible mountain bike for someone who is thinking about getting into it, do some tracks (Georgia, Alabama maybe...)
and you had a theoretical budget between 400 and 800 ..... what would you recommend?
thank you for any hints and opinions!!
New to this as well but in my lesson of riding for a few months now it doesn't matter what you pay honestly you have to know what your buying all bikes look good but make sure you look at everything if buying used.