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    "Bikes purchased at Wal-mart, Target, Costco, or K-mart are generally not the best bang for your buck."

    Maybe so but it was within my price range to get me started mountain biking. (NOOB) or is that mtbn? Anyhow I bought the MONGOOSE BLACKCOMB rode it for 3 years then sold it to a buddy who upgraded EVERYTHING on the frame! He says Dude! look at the first post. My bike is RAD!!!

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    haha nice!

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    Thanks for taking the time to put that post together. I agree with almost all of it! :-)

    Stay cool, pedal hard as hard as you want and enjoy the ride!

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    awesome.

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    The very best thing you can give to your friend is a new inner tube.

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    This is beautiful:')
    "C'est en faisant n'importe quoi qu'on devient n'importe qui"
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    ok.

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    I will inaugurate my first post on these forums (been a lurker for a while) by saying I really like that list.

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    "Your bikeshop is not trying to screw you. They’re trying to stay open."
    This one is probably my favorite.
    Cheers,
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    yeah, great list

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    Very helpful!

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    Awesome list.

    So many hobbies get Balkanized as people's opinions override courtesy and supportiveness. Getting out there on a bike is cool no matter who/what/where. I'd love to see someone bombing down a trail on an ancient Schwinn with a banana seat and a sissy bar. It worked for me when I was a kid.

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    Biking isnt a fashion contest!

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    good read

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    "Bikes purchased at Wal-mart, Target, Costco, or K-mart are generally not the best bang for your buck."
    fml! LOL!

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    Nice post........all good :-)

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Love it. Lots of good funny ones, but those are true, too.

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    I also stalked this site for a while.... Great post now lets get off the computers and ride!!!

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    Fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty7787 View Post
    Great post now lets get off the computers and ride!!!
    I agree... as I sit here on the comp reading this site and typing in the forum.

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    Good sticky

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    too true!!!

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    Thanks man

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    Nice read!

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    AWESOME thats how we should look at everything in life.

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    Good read, thanks!

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    Applicable too more than biking and utterly awesome.
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    Not just for NOOBS but the community in general.

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    Good times! This is pretty funny but so true.

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    Nice list. I printed it out and stuck it on the wall of my cubical. If I can't ride, atleast I can philsophise about it....

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    Brand new to Mountain biking ..been lurking the forums for a little while now . Great Post !

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    nice one!

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    Great read seeing as I am a Noob

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    So noted and taken into advisement...
    "I didn't surrender. They took my horse and made him surrender..."
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    Great read

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    There should be one of these for every sport and hobby. So true, thanks for posting!

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    Ha,

    I've printed this out and posted it on my wall

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    Reading this is just what I needed after buying my first bike and spending the weekend looking at the $1000s of dollars of accessories available at my LBS. I loved the bike as is on my test drive.. I imagine I'll love it all the more when I have put some miles on it and know what I need rather than what I want.

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    Not Knowing

    Very good post. Made me laugh quite a bit

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    Great read!

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    Awesome

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    Cool post! Biking shouldn't be about what bike you have, it should be about enjoying the ride.

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    I agree with this declaration 100%. Nicely written.

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    Really feeling the more you ride the less your ass will hurt, hope that one stands true sooner than later lol!

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    nice way to look at things

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    This has definitely helped me. Thanks.

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    This thread makes the forum seem not very noob-friendly.
    Ive spent time on forums so I totally get it, but for someone who hasn't it would just make everyone look like pretentious jerks.

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    love it! A bike is a bike is a bike...
    Last edited by Tally Ho; 06-24-2012 at 01:12 AM.

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    Great post! Sums up everything about bikes, motorized and non.

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    most important is to just RIDE

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    Brilliant post for all forums.

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    truth

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    after I got started laughing, I could not stop. Seems like he wanted to answer all possible beginners noobish questions right off the bat.
    But thats probably been said before.......
    Still reading and learning on these forums thanks guys.
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    YO. Im currently wanting to get into this sport. I have been heavily involved in downhill skateboarding for some time, and want to branch out. I have also been involved HEAVILY in the forum area of DH skateboarding/longboarding as it is a very valuable tool to learn about the culture, sport etc. That being said, i know i probably could have searched more for these answers, so go ahead and rip me, but im tired from work and just want some quality answers from some nicer dudes who hopefully remember when they started riding how it was being clueless.

    that being said, basically, i live in East TN in summer and go to school in another mountainous region during the year and im tired of skating at the moment. So, my question is what is a good beginner bike. As in downhill skateboarding, i know no bike is perfect and its most likely all about preference. so im not gonna be like whats the best setup ive got money! b/c i dont have a ton, but i just want a decent beginner bike. any input and positive vibes would be appreciated if you could steer me in the right direction. big thanks guys. and i dont know what specific riding i want to do, i guess just some cool trail **** with jumps and stuff is what im looking to learn. sorry for ignorance to the sport.

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    That's some funny ish!

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    hahaha nice post, i was starting to feel bad about my cheap bike, but the post cheer me up!!!
    ....need 3 more
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    rofl love it. i guess im not really a noob then. just to this site.

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    lol this post has just confused me more. i still dont know what i shud get for a new bike

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    So am I no longer a noob since reading this?

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    nope, now you're a pro! :P

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    haha a pro indeed

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    Good stuff

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    Thanks for the laugh.

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    Great thread

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    as a noob to mtb'ing and this forum I am not allowed to start a new post yet.. but I was wondering what kinds of bieks are recommended for noobs like myself.

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    newbie, so they say

    Did road biking for a few years many years ago. Picked up mountain biking a couple of months ago.

    NOT any bike can cut it. Lets just say that much.

    But the most important thing is to get yourself out there and ride safely. cheers!

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    lots of us noobs in this noob thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    lots of us noobs in this noob thread
    yes, yes there are... next question... you there in the camo wearing the tan boots
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    great

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    Good thread

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    true true true true

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    i dig

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    Here is a question that's been plaguing my mind for years, and I figured I would look online, low and behold I stumbled upon mtbr. Win, might I add. But my question is, We all know that *big box store* bikes aren't good. but what if you got, lets say, the mongoose xr series. and you integrated parts like Race Face, Fox, Cane Creek, Maxxis parts etc.. Would it be worth it? I figured i would ask here since it seemed the best place to gain and spread knowledge.

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    Ya, Thank you

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    If only I have photographic memory...I'd memorize it all

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    Nice

    Nice Chum that answered about any questions I've ever thought to ask. lol

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    Very nice.

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    Thanks

    Good info here

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    Great post.. helps a new rider that is second guessing the bike they bought like myself....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aman1107 View Post
    Great post.. helps a new rider that is second guessing the bike they bought like myself....
    whats to question about it? no buyers remorse i hope. was it just to expensive? is the fit wrong? whats the story?

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    That's hilarious!!! Glad they made it a sticky, although it may be a better read for "seasoned" MTBR members than NOOBS!!

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    Bought mysellf a nishiki colorado. Bought a frame thats a bit big for me but didnt think it would be that big of deal and have been thinking about selling it to get a smaller one. But im thinking just keep it and ride the thing into the ground untill i can afford something much better. The bike works for me i just hope that frame isnt going to hold me back from progressing m skillls.

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    good advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by aman1107 View Post
    Bought mysellf a nishiki colorado. Bought a frame thats a bit big for me but didnt think it would be that big of deal and have been thinking about selling it to get a smaller one. But im thinking just keep it and ride the thing into the ground untill i can afford something much better. The bike works for me i just hope that frame isnt going to hold me back from progressing m skillls.
    thats always the plan, ride them like they were meant to! lol

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    Great stuff. Should definitely be required reading.

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    <--- newb checking in!

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    helpful!

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    Good info.

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    lol

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    lol

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    Nice!

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    :d

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    lol

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    LOL! Keeping it real.

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    The Mtbr bible...lol

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