Is this a good bike for me?



Dave4x

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im a beginner to mountain biking, but i ride dirtbikes alot. i want a bike that i can ride on the trails, the same trails i ride my dirtbike on. im only 13, so moneys tight (i do have a summer job with my dad, and thats paying for the bike) Right here is the bike i was thinking. do you think it could well suit me? and if it matters, i am:
13 years old
5'6"
130 lb

thanx! (by the way, this is my first post here!)

p.s. what is Shimano EF-29 EZ-Fire? is it like click-shift?
 

Dave4x

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Ya know what? nevermind that bike, i may be able to spend the extra money for this one . only questions are... yes this has disc brakes, correct? and how many gears are there/ what shifting method is used? btw, i just showed my dad this bike he says "oh, now its $500?" i say "yeah, but the other doesnt have rear suspension" he replies with "yeah, well u need that" so, the extra $100 is no problem
 

Bommer

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for a budget bike, you're better off going for the hardtail. If you desperately want full sus, either go for an '02 model, so you get a better bike for the same cash or try looking at some second hand.

The shifters are similar to shimano's rapidfire. A thumb trigger and a flickie lever for your index finger
 

frey

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Both bikes are good, have read really good reviews of the second one (the full suspension one). Although it is true that you'll pay for that rear suspension, I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you like the way it looks, rides, feels, then buy it... :)