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    I need a new bike

    Hey guys, I've been riding for a few years on and off, and I need a new bike. My budget is about 400-500, and I'm 6'2. I want disc brakes, and I need something for trails and riding to class. Thanks

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    I think that the general consensus is if you want to buy new, definitely check out the Specialized Hardrock. This seems to be a pretty good entry level bike, and will definitely get the job done for you.

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    Bought my wife a leftover GT Peace Niner for under a Fin... 29er, Disc, Gears if you want'em. great rig.

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    check out Gary Fisher bikes.

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    Felt Nine

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    OP im in the same boat as you. for $520 you can get a specialized hardrock with disc brakes. another key feature on the hardrock vs other brands at the same price range is double wall rims.

    good luck in your search. i found the S HR to be the best bang for your buck via reviews and research on this forum.
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    I'd save a little more and go for a Giant Yukon... Full suspension and disc brakes! You also get better components and you won't outgrow the bike...
    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
    Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckstream1 View Post
    I'd save a little more and go for a Giant Yukon... Full suspension and disc brakes! You also get better components and you won't outgrow the bike...
    that's twice the OP's budget. Not to mention there are many more options in that price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waltah View Post
    that's twice the OP's budget. Not to mention there are many more options in that price range.
    It's just what I would do...

    I was at my LBS and spotted a Yukon new for $750... Thats a lot of bike for $750
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    $750, thats a different story

    still out of price range but one heckuva deal for sure man.
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    what are some other options other than the HR in that budget? I read you'd be better off going with a 2nd tier brand as the components would be better as opposed to the frame. something from jamis maybe?

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    Well I would go visit your lbs and see what they got, heck you can even check craigslist and check to see if anyone is selling their bike, sometimes you can get a good deal.

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