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    New question here. Bike for Wife

    Am a noob to site - Hello!

    My wife has been riding an older (2002) trek hardtail and wants to get into a higher end FS 27.5 or 29 bike, size medium. We are thinking of buying a used bike in the $1,500 to $2,000 price range. Any advice on:
    Specific models to look for?
    Specific websites to look at that has a variety?
    Specific models to avoid?
    Specific components to look for?

    Thanks for replies and advice!

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    What type of riding does she want to do? That makes a difference in what you are looking for. Your best bet is to go to your local bike shop and try different models based off what she is looking for. From there, I would shop around other local bike shops and see who offers the best price for what you are looking at.
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    Places to look ,here,pink bike , Craig's list ,E bay.,local dealers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    Places to look ,here,pink bike , Craig's list ,E bay.,local dealers,
    Thanks for the replies. We've looked locally, but we think we can get more bike if we go used.

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    Local dealers and used aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. Most cities I've lived in have supported at least one shop specializing in used bikes. And a lot of shops will take a bike on consignment to help make a sale.

    I think riders who've had some time for their riding to mature but haven't had a bunch of bikes are better served buying a bike they can test ride. I think there's a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem with brand new riders getting much use out of that and I'm not inclined to argue with people who've been at it a while and feel they can do well online. (Though I still appreciate being able to test ride.) But someone who possibly hasn't been on a bike that fits right can gain quite a lot trying a few different options.
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    You guys are riding hardtails so I'm thinking your trails around Durango may work with a Plus hardtail or 27.5+ fat bike like a Fargo with another winter wheelset.
    Demo Days, even if you have to travel a little can get you more of the info you need.

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    Is that a size medium in men's or women's? How tall is she?

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