1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
mtn. biking 101
2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3

    NooB and Craigslist

    Hey everyone, I've been reading on the forum quite a bit, ton of great info,and photos!
    so I've been trying to decide if I want to get into this and get some exercise,but don't want to jump in and spend a ton of cash and then decide its not happening... So I've been looking at CL to see if I could find a starter bike to see how it goes. Found two so far I did some research on both but could use some opinions. So here it is:


    Custom Mountain Bike
    this bike is about 10 years old but not abused, here is the other one:
    Cannondale super V this one is even older but once again I'm not planing on using these for any major crazy trails

  2. #2
    Interplanetary Poultry
    Reputation: scatterbrained's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    220
    You links aren't working for me.
    I remember the Super V. Assuming it's well maintained it should be fine for cross country riding. At least, my rose colored NostalgiaŽ glasses tell me it was a cool ride. Knowing your budget and area might help however. . . . .
    Editor In Chief, "Internet Tough Guy Magazine"
    "Home of Chuck Norris' Keyboard"

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3
    Ok let's. Try that again lol I'm in central AZ. Would like to keep it around 500$. So I figured if I spent 300on the bike and replace any minor things I would stay within the 500. Here is the link again http://prescott.craigslist.org/bik/3987903665.html
    And the other one
    http://prescott.craigslist.org/bik/3912335840.html
    So please be brutally honest, thank you

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    3,692
    This new bike is $419 delivered. Yes, you would need an upgrade fork for $200 shipped from Nick at Suntour if you decide to ride difficult/fun trails. Until then the components are Shimano mid range Alivio/Deore. These are fine.
    Save up to 60% off new Mountain Bikes - MTB - Gravity 29Point1 29er Mountain Bikes

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3
    All right, so I went and test drove the above voodoo frame bike and bought it 10 minutes later! This bike is sick! I couldn't be happier. hopefully I can say this agin in a week ha ha will post and update in a few

Similar Threads

  1. Noob with a noob question about converting to 1X9
    By jtrux in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-04-2013, 07:07 PM
  2. Noob seeking Noob in Santa Cruz
    By SCFast in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-11-2012, 02:32 PM
  3. Noob questions from a noob.
    By Lowkey1505 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-06-2011, 06:29 PM
  4. Noob bike shopping on a budget.....from a Noob.
    By SuperSlow35th in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-29-2011, 11:33 AM
  5. Noob noob noob ... gearing.
    By Simonhi in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 06-18-2011, 04:51 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •