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Need Help On getting first bike

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Dan Jackson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2019 · Points: 0

Im looking to get into mtb, but I dont know what bike/model/brand to get, I have the specifications I want, but dont know any bikes that have these specifications. Here are my specifications I want on my bike.
Includes disk brakes
Has any amount of gears, I honestly dont care how many, just as long it has 3.
At or under $600
And its a trail bike!
Thank you!

Tim McCabe · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Oct 2006 · Points: 0

Dan good bike's don't come cheap. At that price your going to need to find something used. Most brands make a hardtail, pretty much all modern bike's have disc brakes and gears.

Nothing under $1,000 new is going to come with descent parts. Disc brakes are great unless they are cheap crap.

Keep an eye on Craigslist lots of people buy bike's and then give up riding pretty quickly. Those will be your best deal.


John Styrnol · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 115

Definitely have to go used at that price. Checkout your local bike shop, they might have some rentals for sale, craigslist is another place to checkout.

Ryan G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 17 days ago · Points: 1

Just my preference but I would recommend being specific on the type of forks you want. Air compression suspension forks are top of the line but spring suspension forks aren't too shabby either, and are what you're more likely to find in your price range. I got a scott aspect last year with Suntour SRX spring forks that have 100 mm of travel and do just fine for me so far and it was within your price range as well. That being said, if I'd have known how useful a seat dropper switch was last year, I would've saved up a little more and spent the extra $300 for the bike that had it (it also had air suspension forks). But like I said, that's just me knowing how much I like to hit jumps now. You'll figure out what you like and then start looking for another bike like a lunatic sooner than you like if you're like me!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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