Re: Help! Unexperienced rider needs help buying bike
Originally Posted by bikerfrog
My husband and I are both looking to buy inexpensive bikes just to ride for fun on the weekends. I know nothing about bikes. I think I'd like a mountain bike. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd like to get a good bike, but only spend around $125. I'd appreciate any help you might provide us!
My standard response for new people looking for a new bike is: www.mtbr.com
Great starting point to do some research.
I do agree with CUSTOM, not sure if you can get a quality bike for that price. If you can bump that up by $50-$100, you may get something that could last a little longer.
The main thing to remember is to find a good bike shop. Talk to them. Tell them what you want. I talked with six different shops before I bought my first one. You will get quality attention, knowledge, and service from a good bike shop. Plus, you may be able to bargin with a shop if you're buying two at once. Look for last year's model for an even better deal.
Good Luck and welcome aboard!