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    Beginner bike?

    Been riding some trails at the local parks on an older Trek 3700. Was looking at getting a new bike, but COVID has the bike shops around pretty empty. Recently a 2019 Stache 7 has popped up locally.. I'm definitely new-ish to mountain biking and get lost when reading bike specs... Would this bike be a good start and for some years to come?

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    You don't need to read specs
    Go check it out and give it a test ride and report back

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    Going tomorrow... We shall see

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    Stache is a pretty versatile bike and can fit up to 29x3.0 tires.
    If the price is right and the bike checks out fine... I would not have any qualms pulling the trigger.

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    Plus bikes are a lot of fun to ride. I just installed 3" tires on my Timberjack and I'm having a blast!
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    Yeah guess I could've asked about price.. $1,500 around 200 miles on bike, seemed pretty good based on eBay comps... Found a pretty good video on what to look for on inspection.. will check back in... Thanks!

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    That bike is fun to ride and could be upgraded if you want next year and beyond. Make sure it's the right size for you.

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    Hi i agree i also find this bike fun to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwayMountaineer View Post
    Yeah guess I could've asked about price.. $1,500 around 200 miles on bike, seemed pretty good based on eBay comps... Found a pretty good video on what to look for on inspection.. will check back in... Thanks!
    I wouldn't put too much stock in the "mileage" someone is suggesting - it's not something you can verify. Key is to be aware of the condition, and get a sense of how it was used and maintained.

    (Seeing mileage quoted in an ad almost puts me off of the purchase, but I'm probably overly skeptical.)

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