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    Beginner MTBR

    I just recently moved from San Diego to Phoenix. I was an everyday surfer and since I am 500 miles from the pacific I decided to pick up a new hobby. I just bought a 2008 Giant Boulder SE on craigslist for $50. The bike was in really good condition and feels comfortable to ride.

    So far I have rode it almost everyday to commute to school and also on some light off road trails. I am extremely green when it comes to bikes and I was hoping to get some advice on maintenance and also if my bike was a good buy. I am excited about getting into riding and would love to connect with other riders in the phoenix area.

    Kevin J

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    Youtube for repairs ,Park Tools and Sheldon Brown .There is a thread here also. For 50$ hard to go wrong. Check the az form.

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    Aug 2012

    Re: Beginner MTBR

    Nice find for $50 can't go wrong. Get urself some bike lube and grease, then just do a search here and Google for anything u need to do. But make sure to maintain, biggest cause of failures for beginners is lack of maintenance. Proper maintenance can keep a Walmart bike going for a while longer than you'd think (personal experience) so same care and replacing things when ur supposed to (chain, regreasing, etc) and a quality bike like u have will last longer than you'll keep it.

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    +1 on checking the arizona forum toward the bottom here, and also there are lots of beginner's skills videos in the beginner's forum. lastly, this whole forum has some really knowledgeable and helpful folks. stay hydrated!

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