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Been out of the scene for a LONG time, What new Mountaint Bike to buy?

Old 09-19-2011, 12:39 PM
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Smile Been out of the scene for a LONG time, What new Mountaint Bike to buy?

So its been like 10 years now since I've rode or owned a bicycle. I always have been a mountain bike type of guy. Now I am looking to get back into riding for the health reasons, not as much the actual mountain riding part, but still like and enjoy knowing I could if I wanted to.

Money isn't much of an issue, but at the same time don't need anything super high-end. So around the $1500~ price range would be good. Any suggestions?

I stopped by a bike store the other day and they showed me a Cannondale Flash 3, it was for $1300. Seemed like a cool bike, but I felt like I could get better for the same price. It also seemed to me there is a big mark up on the NEW bikes, which led me to say hold off on the purchase till I can do some more research. And now here I am! Thanx in advance.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:14 PM
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pivotcycles.com They are running their demo sale as of yesterday. U can get a really well spec'ed out bike for about half of new.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:39 PM
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What kind of riding will you be doing? Truly mountain or just fire trails and such? Full suspension or hardtail?
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:45 PM
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What kind of riding will you be doing? Truly mountain or just fire trails and such? Full suspension or hardtail?
Most likely street and light trail so I assume that hardtail is better for me?
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I'd go Marin. Fair priced, and great bikes. It's what I own: 2011 Marin Pioneer Trail
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You are right that there is a big markup on new bikes, but not as much as you might think. Stores really don't make big margins on bikes. That being said, if you can pinpont the bike you want, try to see if you can find it used. Bike depreciate FAST. You can expect to pay 50% of new price for a bike with a few miles on it.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by merlin3008 View Post
You are right that there is a big markup on new bikes, but not as much as you might think. Stores really don't make big margins on bikes. That being said, if you can pinpont the bike you want, try to see if you can find it used. Bike depreciate FAST. You can expect to pay 50% of new price for a bike with a few miles on it.
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