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  1. #1
    mtbr member
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    Jul 2014

    New mtbiker needs help chosing a bike

    jamis trailx2 or gt timberline 1.0

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Which ever one fits you better.

  3. #3
    Clueless genius
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    At the lower-end pricepoints...there's really not a big variance between build quality. Some companies might get you a little better bang for your buck, but in all honesty, think of them as more or less the same bike with different style. Ride as many as you can, pick the one that fits you best. If you don't like being on the bike, you won't want to ride it, and you'll lose interest in the sport and will end up regretting spending all that money on a bike you don't ride. Ignore brands (most entry-level hardtails are actually made by either Giant or Pacific), ignore marketing, ignore colors, and go by feel.
    1994 Cannondale M400 2017 Felt Surplus 30
    1997 Marin Point Reyes 2013 Pivot Mach 5.7

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