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    need some help

    So i traded my longboard for a mountain bike. I'm new to biking and know pretty much nothing about mountain bikes. I had some options too choose from and am looking for some advice.
    Should i choose the Raleigh M50? or the sidewinder FS K2? or the Trek Mt 220?

    Thanks!
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    which one fits you best out of the trek and raleigh? and please be aware that both of those would be starter bikes at best.
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    The trek is a 24'' and I'm 6 feet tall. The other two basically feel the same, Id say they fit me the same. Are these good bikes?

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    Since you're 6 foot I don't think it would be wise to get any of them. Sorry.
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    do they appear too small? The other two have 26'' wheel frames i believe.

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    26" wheels but probably small frames. Being 6', you need something bigger.
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    ok thanks!

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    Go test ride some bikes at a shop ,that will give you a better idea on what to look for.

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