Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by efhondakid, Sep 18, 2011.
Life Cycles 720p HD - YouTube
thank you for finding / posting that
its already banned
still works for me?
46 min? jesus
that was a good video indeed, and a good soundtrack to boot
i thought the same thing..... its well worth the investment
Fantastic video. My bike is in pieces. I'm waiting on a heap of parts to come in.
<--Cant rememeber the last time my bike has been touched.
Awesome video! Reminds me of when I was younger and carved out a ton of my own trails in the woods behind my neighborhood. I'd spend all day out there perfecting jumps and making up my own circuit. Had some great natural hills and winding trails carved out by occasional creek over flow. Of course i had no where near the skill these guys do. Makes me want to get back into it if not for just the extra exercise and a fun outdoor hobby. Know some good n cheap entry level bikes?
The exercise is great. Good and cheap? Check pinkbike.com or craigslist.
Yea I used to be in great shape between this blading and sports, now, not so much. Haha Could definetly use the cardio. I checked out Craigslist locally and pickings are slim. Browsed Walmarts offerings and found this.
Black 26" Huffy Bike, Black Widow - Walmart.com
I figure at that price its a decent start and I could get better pedals, grips, and seat since I see some complaints about them.
And besides its a mother effin Huffy!
eh, why not.
hopefully it doesn't break in half.
lol. Yea, they didn't have many offerings. I'll have to check out that site. In looking for something like 300 at the max. Don't need to go crazy, just want to get started. I can upgrade later if I choose to.
I got a ironhorse that i havent touched in years, it was a pretty bullet proof bike as i remember
God please don't buy that Huffy. You will be so sorely disappointed...Here are some from your local craigslist:
Trek Mountain Bike
Trek 4100 mountain bike
Schwinn S5456 26 in. Mens Protocol Mountain Bike
Buy used instead of cheaping out. A used Trek is better than any brand new bike from Wal Mart. I clicked that link and it says $139...There's just no way a bike that cheap can be any good at all.
lol I'm gonna wait a little bit before I settle on anything. I've found a few other possibilities last night on some other sites. I'm down in Florida right now anyway. I appreciate the help and apologize for the somewhat threadjack. Guess it'll get more views though. :shrug:
Edit: checked out those postings. Am I going to miss not having some damping on the rear? Those look like they have some great forks compared to what I've been seeing but I was kind of hoping to avoid a hardtail.
Honestly, anything that's new that is under $500 that has front and rear suspension is going to suck balls. I don't know much about MTB, but I do know that even for a decent new road bike you have to spend at least $600 for a super basic bike. I'm assuming it's about the same for a decent new hardtail MTB. Probably $1500 for a decent full suspension, but that's just me guessing. Don't cheap out, save up a bit and get one that's decent.
That all depends on how you ride. I rode a hardtail for years. Height/weight? I'm 5'9" and 210. I would prefer a short 15" hardtail with nice discs and a 160mm+ fork for urban assault and light trail riding to a cheap full suspension. I've managed to put together a pretty nice bike for under $1000. Its a Trek Fuel 90 SLR frame, shortened and gusseted. The new spec sheet reads:
05 Boxxer front fork
Fox Float R rear shock
XTR shifter and rear derailleur only
New Avid BB7 discs with Avid levers
Truvativ Holzefeller crank and BB
Azonic Barretta stem and Origin8 risers
New FSA Gravity wheelset w/ shimano 9 spd
Ebay and patience!
And Chaz is absolutely right. I would go so far as to say any brand new full suspension bike under $1000 is not going to be that great. There will be weight and performance concessions made to get it that cheap. That's why its better to buy used.
Check out pinkbike.com for a nice cracked frame and have your local fab shop fix it. I'm always looking out for a demolished Kona or Intense or some other brand I can't afford. I have a TIG welder. I'll fix it and ride the shit out of it.
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