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Old 01-28-2011, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mountain bike question........

I am looking for a half decent mountain bike to go trail riding with my dad and brother. Not looking to do anything crazy with it and budget is tight. I found this on craigslist. My questions are: Is it a decent bike? and what should I pay for it?
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If everything works, for $100 it seems like a great bike. My wife rides a gary fisher, its a good bike.
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Just got an email back from him. He says the front suspension doesnt work.......
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Ah, still a great bike. Buy it and swap in a Rock Shox Dart. ~$230 bucks and your rollin smooth.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200276_200457
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Even with a busted fork it's still a good deal. I would try to haggle more if the tires need replacing too. And we do have a mountain bike forum. Of course cycle through the gears before you buy it to make sure all the components work.
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You do know there is a "Mountain Bike" forum here, right ?




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Yep, still a good deal. I think we paid $700 plus for the wife's 3 years ago. You'd want to replace the front shock eventually anyway.
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ive got a gary fisher kaitai. nice bike. looks like the components on that one are ok. not great. for just joy riding you will be fine. you can always upgrade as you brake things. or just keep looking. lots of mountain bikes out there from $100-200 that have some nice stuff. looks like that bike msrp's for $439
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