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  1. #1
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    Bike choice advise

    I am new to mtb. and am going to buy either a 1998 gt timberline with manitou sx shocks and some goodies (tires, pump) or a 2007 Marin hawkhill with no goodies.both priced $275.00. Any advise on which is a better buy.

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    Dec 2011
    On the surface buying a 15 year old bike that was decent in its day vs a low end modernish bike is-to the experienced eye a no brainer.

    The newer bike.

    This being said with absolutely no other info as to condition, fit, your riding goals, etc.

    Both seem overpriced. If you can swing $500 for a new bike, I'd go that route

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