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    Need some help in a bike

    I've been reading the forums for the past month or so and have decided to start looking into getting a bike.

    I live in Victor NY which is basically in Rochester. There are lots of trails here in my backyard.

    A little about me. I'm 6'0 and tip the scales at about 350 or so.

    I'm really looking for some advice on what I should look into when it comes to a bike. For me I'm looking for something I can cruise the trails here in my area. They are mainly paved or dirt flat trails.

    As far money goes. Maybe somewhere in the $500 to $800 range.

    Thanks
    John

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    Try to find a used Haro Escape 8.3, Mines an 04 but never broke anything on it and was doing lots of riding on it when I was at 300, and its geared just right for crusing the back yard...
    "You dont need a single speed just dont use the shifters"

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    I'm 6'1" and 300 pounds, and I just picked up a '08 GT Peace 9r Multi (3x9... not the S/S) from Performance for $503 (after applying coupon code 540 for an additional 10% off the clearance price). Rigid fork, Deore drivetrain & hubs. Here are a couple of relevant links:

    http://www.gtbicycles.com/usa/eng/Pr...rchived=t#2698

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...estore_ID=1367

    Like many others, I looked very hard at the Cliff29 and Phantom; if I had been more confident in my mechanical skills, I would have popped for one of those bikes ($569/$595, respectively).

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