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    POW riders?

    I want to get into the sport and wonder if there is anybody on Prince of Wales willing to share knowledge? Thanks

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    Not on POW anymore but there are some amazing forest service roads to ride out there. Not much singletrack as I recall.

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    new to POW

    I just moved here from Barrow and need to get back in shape. I am 54 yrs, 6'1" and 240 lbs. I trying to research a good bike in the 1000-1300 range. Any ideas? Should I say away from full suspension? Thanks

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    I wouldn't stay away from full suspension because I think as we get older we appreciate letting the bike absorb much of the terrain even if you won't be riding very technical terrain. That being said as I remember most of your riding will be on logging roads and to get the most bang from your buck on a full suspension you may need to spend a little more. You can definitely get a solid hard tail for your price range.

    IMO stay away from department store bikes Motiv, Mongoose, etc (Costco, Sam's, Walmart, Target). If you don't have access to a local bike shop, REI has a good selection of entry level hard tails and full suspension bikes. If you end up having to mail order, look around on the net - there is a plethora of very inexpensive mail order shops that will be cheaper than REI. Look for last year's models to save even more.

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