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    Newbie Here

    Hey, I'm Kevin.

    New to MTB. I've been lurking the forums for about 2 weeks now which sums up what I've learned so far.

    Currently riding a full rigid Roadmaster. Beats me to death. Shopping for a new bike. I won't be asking "Which should I get" threads. I like making my own decisions.

    I've been reading and learning a lot here. Haven't been able to do a lot of trails yet... ok I've done one, but I've been craving to get back onto the trails since I left that one.

    Hoping to get to know most of you. I'm here to learn and have fun. Bike isn't much to show but once I hit 10 posts I'll slap a pic in here.

    God Bless

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    Welcome Bubb!
    I'm pretty sure you'll find anything you need around here! Remember to use the search option, and if you don't find what you need, ask!

    Hope you stick to mountain biking! You won't regret it!

    BTW my name is Jorge, nice to meet you!
    My Bike: http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...3&postcount=49

    On-One Whippet 650b XC machine

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    New to this forum I am, not to forums in general. Search is my friend. If I can't find it searching then I try google. If I can't find it then I ask on a forum or go to a person locally that may tell me

    I plan to stick to it. Thanks

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    Welcome! This site is great and we are glad you are here!

    Keep riding! New bikes require a picture just so you know!!
    People ask me all the time "who beat you up"? I tell them "a tree". They just look at me funny....

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    welcome! new to the forums too here

    Started the sport about two years back riding a '98 rigid Mongoose. Thing was indestructible though and you'll quickly find that riding a rigid helps you choose your lines very well - also gets you used to the beating you'll take on rougher trails. some people look at you like you're a bit crazy though

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    Yeah my rigid is indestructible. Had my first incident with a tree on Thursday. I hit it more than the bike though :P Took it at an angle. Knocked some sense into me though. This is 10 posts so I'll get some pics of my current bike asap.

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    Welcome aboard! I've been on this forum a few months now and I've learned A LOT about mountain biking. So much it's actually ridiculous! I was even able to make my own informed decision on which bike to get, just from reading and asking questions where appropriate.

    Read through as much of the forums as you need before you go bike shopping. And when you do remember the most important thing to picking the right bike is "fit". Also might be worthwhile to take a look at the manufacture forums toward the bottom of the forum lists. Each manufacture has one. There you can ask manufacture specific questions. Answers given mostly buy people who own those bikes. Very helpful once you get a bike too!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    Welcome to the forum. I am a newb on the forum but not a newb to MTBing. This place is a great resource for the community and I am sure you will find it useful.

    Have fun

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    Pics of my current ride. 12speed Roadmaster "MtClimber Sport"





    It's a tank, and it beats me to death. But I like the fact I'm learning on it cause it makes my mistakes very apparent.

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    oh yeah, just needs an Off-' prefix to the Roadmaster
    and yep - you'll definitely be learning a lot quicker and faster riding it

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