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    Giant Rincon

    Hey everyone, I was going to buy myself a new Specialized Hardrock sport disc, however, I'm home for a few days now and my mom offered me her older (maybe 2005ish?) giant rincon. I'm thinking that since this will be my first bike, I should just take this bike and ride it for a while - especially to see if i like it - then continue saving and get a really nice bike later on. The rincon is really basic, 21 speed, suntour fork, v brakes, etc.

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    Sounds like good plan except, is their a height difference between you guys,? Might not be right frame size for u

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    I was actually afraid of the same thing, however, we're very close to the same size (i'm 5'9 she's 5'10) so it should be very close to the correct fit I would think

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    I'd use it. Depends on if you want to invest in some tools and learn to wrench your own bike, but you also use this bike as a learning experience since a bke that old will need it.

    eg.
    replace brake cables
    replace shifter cables
    grease wheel bearings
    true wheels
    adjust both derailleurs


    Then, when you want to upgrade, it open's up the market to used bikes. Depending on area, 2-4 year used bikes on Craiglist/ebay tend to give the best value imho.

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    Isn't the Hardrock a heavier bike? I think the Ricon is your best bet until you're ready to upgrade.

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