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    1GEAR
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    Looking to buy a used mtb for city/park riding

    I bought a 69er last all and love it for trail riding, I'm looking to buy something to beat around the skatepark and downtown biking. I paid a grand for the 69er new, looking to spend about half for a beater bike. I found this gem on craigslist and am looking for opinions as I am not to familiar with the parts listed.

    1 Frame 2007-08 mongoose ritual 4130 cromoly
    2 Fork DMR trail blade twenty
    3 Wheels bontrager king earl front and rear
    4 front hub is bontrager you can put a disc on it
    5 Cranks ?
    6 Head set Crane Creek
    7 Stem Bontrager Big Earl
    8 Complete brake system w/avid 160 mm rotor juicy five HYD brake
    9 Bars Deity
    10 seat post Snafu
    11 seat clamp Saloa
    12 Grips bontrager

    Here is a photo of the bike, asking price is 500


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    From what I can see it's looks clean. Wouldn't hurt to shoot for $400-$450.

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    What are you looking at?
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    That actually looks like a pretty solid build for the price. Are those 24s or 26s? I would consider it if I were you...
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    26"

    Its been for sale locally for some time, I'm thinking I could pick it up for 400. Thinking I would add the front brake and ride as is. I'm a bigger guy, 220 lbs. Are these decent wheels? It seems I am tweaking my front wheel constantly on the 69er, hence looking for another bike to toy around on.

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    Those wheels will hold up way better than the 29" will

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    dirt rules
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    Looks pretty solid.
    Make sure the crankset is something decent.
    The rims are a bit light, but should hold up ok if you make sure they are trued and tensioned regularly.
    You wont be stealing it, but you wont be getting burnt either.
    I'd ride the thing, it looks fun.

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    Alright, I never get a hold of the guy with the above bike for sale. I found another one on craigslist local for 100 bucks, so I would be able to upgrade as I see fit. Any one have any experience with Giant Stp 3's? Looks to be all stock, decent shape

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    see if this works

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