What do you think about these choices?

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by Crevice, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. Crevice

    Crevice New Member

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    Hello everyone, I need some advice from people that are into cycling. I am going to pickup a bike soon for mainly for exercise, local running around, possibly commuting but nothing to crazy.

    I think most of my riding will be around the neighborhood only because it's just there when you open your door. However want I want to get into, is riding trails and paths in the local area (Newnan, Ga), just because I'm not sharing the road with vehicles and the possible hazards that doing that could bring.

    When I say trails and paths I do not mean crazy, I need another Red Bull stuff. I'm looking for fairly manicured paths in the woods or whatever but I have no intention of doing tricks, racing or really even getting the thing off the ground... that may happen in a spur of the moment kinda thing but I'm a fairly fit 53... so in general, pretty much not going to be doing that.

    My question is on bike selection. Trek is all I've looked at so far and though I originally was thinking the Dual Sport 2, those are pretty much gone and everyone I talk to thinks I should maybe be looking at Marlins, which is what I've been doing. The Marlin 6 was my first choice but the tubeless tire readiness and other features of the Marlin 7 sounds like it is seriously worth looking at.

    My height is aroung 6'ft 4" to 6' ft 4.5" or 193 to 194 centimeters. My inseam is about 34" or about 86/87 centimeters.

    The bikes, sizes and colors I am currently interested in but some can be hard to find:

    All 2022 Trek Models
    Unsure in the size will be XL or XXL, I need to try them out

    Marlin 6 ($799.99) - 1st choice is Factory Orange but if that is not available, Rage Red to Dnister Black Fade

    Marlin 7 ($979.99) - 1st choice is Matte Nautical Navy/Matte Anthracite but if that is not available, Marigold to Radioactive Red Fade
    That Marlin 7 price is really the most I want to pay.

    What are your thoughts? Marlin 6, Marlin 7, another choice?

    Thanks,
    Randy
     
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  2. Crevice

    Crevice New Member

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    Returning_cyclist New Member

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    Sometimes the key first step in any buying decision is learning the nomenclature. Then you can easily look compare apples to apples. What you are looking for is probably a 'hard tail' mountain bike. Front suspension but none in the rear.

    There are a lot of nice mountain bikes out there. I would take a look at the 'Trail' line from Cannondale. The nice thing is that they have a gang of models in prices from $2,200 down to only $600. So you can probably find something in your price range.
     
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    idan ouzan New Member

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    i have those bikes too. what i dont like is the issues to find parts if somthing is not working. gladly i found that company AUTO PRO LOCKSMITH since they have all the parts for that model. do if you have anything just give a call.
     
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