Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2

    New to forum, help with deciding on a bike

    whats going on?
    I am new to the forum, a few of my buddies as well as myself decided we wanted to take on Downhill Mountain biking. we all have raced motocross since we were young together and now decided on giving downhill mountain biking a shot.
    I am looking for advice on what bike will fit me best. I am 6'1 tall and weigh 215 pounds.
    i am looking to do mostly downhill dirt trail, but we will not have shuttles to take us to the top, we will have to pedel up hill as well. my range in price is anything up to around 1,250 but is flexible. most likely going to be looking for a used bike. i am looking for a full suspension bike as well.
    any advice would be appreciated! thank you!

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: moefosho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,862
    Buy a bike that is in the right size!

    In that price range you will probably be looking at used for DH. Is DH really what you are looking for or is it more in the all mountain category?

    Check out this guide to buying a used bike.
    Noob Guide to Buying a used MTB

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2
    i guess could you really explain the difference for me in regards to a DH vs. a all mountain category?
    I plan on doing high speed downhill with some custom built jumps in there. really looking for a bike that will have great suspension for bigger jumps.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: moefosho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,862
    Sounds like you want a DH bike. AM is for guys who want to ride up the hill so they can go down and hit any type of trail. DH is more for just going down.

  5. #5
    T.W.O.
    Reputation: mimi1885's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    8,011
    Check pinkbike, just be careful when buying used DH bike as they are more abused and crashed many times so buy one that you can inspect the frame and components.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-21-2013, 07:03 PM
  2. Help deciding what bike to buy...
    By Lstafford in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-09-2012, 10:10 AM
  3. Need help deciding on a bike.
    By cluelessrider in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-20-2012, 11:43 PM
  4. help deciding on a bike
    By XGee in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 12-03-2011, 09:56 AM
  5. Would like help deciding on a bike
    By wyumez in forum Southeast - GA, TN, AL, FL
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-11-2011, 06:10 PM

Posting Permissions

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