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    Need a buy a bike.. Advice?

    Need to get a new bike to get around town... so i dont need those hardcore dirtroad and trail bike thats gonna get bashed up... suspension would be nice.. but not necessary..

    im 6'4 , need a mountain bike thats possibly under $200...cause im a student, cant afford those $700 bikes... dont care bout brand, as long as it can hold out and not break down every month.

    i live in canada.. so i guess i can goto toys r us or canadian tire, zellars, walmart.. all i need is a name/model number, so i can watch for them... thx for ur help!

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    For the price range your looking at which ever one gives ya wood buy it just make sure it's not a FS HT only you'll be fine.
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    im looking at this
    http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp;jsessionid=IVFRYae14AkwgIsdtPrv 87dgpTqxqwJcpJd8BVeNI9CRCqPALZQz!-1373070044!172915495!7205!7305?postal=m5a2n8&PRODU CT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443286396&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_ id=1408474396672077&bmForm=form_set_price_list&bmF ormID=1213564305806&bmUID=1213564305806&bmHash=a2f 36b43d691e25ccba9ec63853b8dd3492df876

    for $199...

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    Do not get that bike.
    It looks terribly heavy, and you're going to run into all sorts of issues with the rear suspension. It's a terrible design made to look high-tech, but it's only going to be a headache. Please, for your own enjoyment, stick with a hardtail. For some reason, they don't have any $200 hardtails, but the one for $99 looks sturdy. And I think sturdy is the best you're going to get from that lot. The "dual-suspension" model is NOT sturdy.

    Go for this one. $99:


    Not this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMook
    Do not get that bike.
    It looks terribly heavy, and you're going to run into all sorts of issues with the rear suspension. It's a terrible design made to look high-tech, but it's only going to be a headache. Please, for your own enjoyment, stick with a hardtail. For some reason, they don't have any $200 hardtails, but the one for $99 looks sturdy. And I think sturdy is the best you're going to get from that lot. The "dual-suspension" model is NOT sturdy.

    Go for this one. $99:


    Not this one.
    I'll drink to that.
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    Those department stores aren't likely to carry a properly sized bike as they are sold mostly for kids in the toy department. If you have a Sportchek in your area look for the Diamond Back Odyssey or K2 Zed, both are $199 and will be a decent ride for your needs.

    http://www.sportchek.ca/sportchek/do/menu?menuId=231

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