Want a Mountain Bike but have no clue where to start

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by techlord, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. techlord

    techlord Active Member

    So I want to pick up a mountain bike but really have no clue where to start. I would like to keep it under a grand but can be convinced to go a bit higher if it warrants it.

    I figured I could score a good used bike with upgrades on craigslist but I don't have the knowledge to know what is good stuff and what is not.

    Any suggestions for new? Any STEALS currently on craigslist?

  2. b reel

    b reel Active Member

    maybe start at a bike shop?
  3. b reel

    b reel Active Member


    full suspension and will fit in the leaf
  4. techlord

    techlord Active Member

  5. b reel

    b reel Active Member

  6. wrxin8or

    wrxin8or Mullitt Staff Member

    Hit up bobby (gtscoob) or Eddie (integroid)
  7. orndog

    orndog Member

    Or Robert - oclvframe.
  8. techlord

    techlord Active Member

    Really any good links to information that will allow me to get up to speed on good components and what to steer clear from.

    This is a perfect example, I know the bike was 4K new and would seriously consider spending 1500 on this but have no clue what I am reading. did he upgrade anything or are they all stock components. I have not looked seriously at bike components since the 80's! LOL

  9. orndog

    orndog Member

    Do you know what size bike is right for you?
  10. techlord

    techlord Active Member

    I'm 5-11, everyhing I read says large 19-21. No clue other than that
  11. LoveMyNewSoob

    LoveMyNewSoob Member

    Check out REI. I have got both my road bike and mountain bike (both cannondale) from there on clearance.

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