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Looking to buy a bike

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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!
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Re: Looking to buy a bike

Hello!

Welcome to our sport. Although there may seem like a large number of options most of them are going to be of very little use to you and your husband. Within your price range, I am asuming american dollers you are not going to have very many choices at all. If it is for very lite weekend riding I would look at a canadian tire hard tail, somthing like a schwinn 210 FS. It is one of the better bikes they sell, and although most people will flame me for this I think it is an ok beginer bike. It has a aluminam frame so it will be lite and an omni front shock. If you are not using it for jumping and whatnot it should last you a fair amount of time. If you have any other questions about it feel free to ask. Hope this helps you out a little.

EDIT:
http://www.schwinn.ca/BikeDetails.js...210-FS&Style=2

http://www.schwinn.ca/BikeDetails.js...210-FS&Style=1
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Re: Looking to buy a bike

You could get a good starter MTB called the MOTIV VORTEX for around that price.

Good Luck, Cyclist14
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Re: Help! Unexperienced rider needs help buying bike

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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!

RIDE ON!
RubberSideDown
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Re: Help! Unexperienced rider needs help buying bike

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Originally Posted by RubberSideDown
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!

RIDE ON!
RubberSideDown
I couldn't agree more, if you can manage like 200-250 (USD) you can get a pretty sweet starter bike, like a GIANT or somthing along those lines!
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