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    NOOB in need ..Please help me out !!

    Hey guys , I am new to the forum and I would love to get back on the trails. Since my bike got stolen I kinda sat for sometimes but I really wanna get out baaaaddddd...
    Since I am on a tight budget (300-350) here are the bikes I am looking at :

    2009 or '10 Specialized Hard rock
    ****NICE SPECIALIZED BIKE**** - $225

    2011 Raleigh Talus 2.0
    2011 Talus Raleigh Mountain Bike - $300 (Edmond, OK)

    Gary fischer Mamba (unknown year)
    Gary Fisher Mamba Mountain Bike - $120 (oklahoma city)

    I hope to hear from the sellers soon so I can test ride them .. Let's do this and thank you in advance

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    If you gotta have one NOW ... Get the Mamba, and plan on selling it later.

    Then when you recoup a few more dollars, start looking at the $400 range, or just keep looking.

    Example - Fuji Bikes | MOUNTAIN | MOUNTAIN SPORT | NEVADA 29 1.9
    $450 NEW ... And I'm sure you can find a used one, or something very close to it, for $300-400 if you keep looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdrums View Post
    Hey guys , I am new to the forum and I would love to get back on the trails. Since my bike got stolen I kinda sat for sometimes but I really wanna get out baaaaddddd...
    Since I am on a tight budget (300-350) here are the bikes I am looking at :

    2009 or '10 Specialized Hard rock
    ****NICE SPECIALIZED BIKE**** - $225

    2011 Raleigh Talus 2.0
    2011 Talus Raleigh Mountain Bike - $300 (Edmond, OK)

    Gary fischer Mamba (unknown year)
    Gary Fisher Mamba Mountain Bike - $120 (oklahoma city)

    I hope to hear from the sellers soon so I can test ride them .. Let's do this and thank you in advance
    personally seems like a lot of money for either of those bikes...be patient and wait for a good deal.....I bought the same specialized hardrock for just over $100 and it is in super clean...but it is also SUPER HEAVY, and the front shocks aren't good at all...you'll need to upgrade...look around for a better deal!

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    2011 Raleigh Talus 2.0 Mountain Bike Medium/18in Black

    $204.99 - BCMultisport.com

    Free Shipping on Orders over $75
    I gotta agree with islander... Overpriced !!!

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    Ok I will keep looking

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    Hey guys so I bought a Diamondback sorrento sport 2002 for 80 bucks .
    http://images.craigslist.org/3Gf3Fd3...04127f10b2.jpg

    http://images.craigslist.org/3L83M93...651c3d1f39.jpg

    bike specs :

    TIG-welded
    Frame Tubing 7005 aluminum w/replaceable derailleur hanger
    Fork Brand & Model 191 RST Omni CL, 2.5" travel
    Fork Material Triple-clamp

    Components
    Component Group Mountain Mix
    Brakeset :ProMax linear-pull brakes, ProMax linear-pull levers
    Shift Levers SRAM 3.0
    Front Derailleur Shimano TY-10, top-pull/clamp-on 31.8mm
    Rear Derailleur SRAM ESP 3.0
    Crankset Apex FCM50, 24/34/42 teeth
    Pedals Wellgo resin
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge, 102mm spindle
    BB Shell Width 68mm English
    Rear Cogs 7-speed, 13 - 28 teeth
    Chain :KMC, 1/2 x 1/8"
    Seatpost :Aluminum micro-adjust, 27.2mm diameter
    Saddle Avenir Super Soft
    Handlebar Steel, 30mm rise
    Handlebar Stem Steel
    Headset 1 1/8" steel

    here is a video of the trail i will use it on
    Arcadia Lake Mountain Bike Trail - YouTube

    What can i do to make it trail ready please ? Thank you

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    NICE...at least you have a bike to pedal around now! Wash it, pump it up, oil it, and go jump it!!! Have FUN!!! Cheers! -Nick

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    AWESOME thank you !!!!! much much excited

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    So Fuji is a good starter bike?

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    ...All clean and ready for the trails tomorrow

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    Hey man, great choice! can't go wrong for 80 bucks! (: Happy riding!
    Short guy on a big bike.

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    Not a bad bike for $80 and realistically every bit as good as the other bikes listed.

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    Thank you very much I'm pretty happy with the way it rides

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    I wish I could find a $80 bike!

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