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    Can you point me in the right direction??

    New to this, what bikes (brand) should I be looking at?

    price range 700-1000 or so. mostly trail riding at the local mountains...

    Trek? Khs? Specialized?

    Thanks guys
    and gals...

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    The best bike for you...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rancho
    New to this, what bikes (brand) should I be looking at?

    price range 700-1000 or so. mostly trail riding at the local mountains...

    Trek? Khs? Specialized?

    Thanks guys
    and gals...
    Rancho,

    The best bike for any rider is the bike that fits you best. All bikes by major OEM's are good bikes. What's important for you is to pick the bike that fits you best. My advice is to try as many different bikes by as many different manufacturers and pick the bike that "feels" best to you. That is the right bike for you.

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    alright, I can understand the reasoning behind that, but...

    lets just say, i have a few that fit me just right. then i wanna choose by brand. What bike holds up the best? what bike has the best rep and authenticity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancho
    alright, I can understand the reasoning behind that, but...

    lets just say, i have a few that fit me just right. then i wanna choose by brand. What bike holds up the best? what bike has the best rep and authenticity?
    they will all be pretty much the same, read the reviews and compare specs, thats the real difference between bikes if they fit the same and have same geo and such

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    Pick based on color

    Quote Originally Posted by Rancho
    alright, I can understand the reasoning behind that, but...

    lets just say, i have a few that fit me just right. then i wanna choose by brand. What bike holds up the best? what bike has the best rep and authenticity?
    There won't be "a few" that fit you right. There may be one or two. Reread what I posted. All major OEM's make good bikes. There isn't one that's "the best".

    Up your price to $5,000 and we can start talking about "best" based on custom frames.

    As a beginner that's a really (REALLY) dumb idea, though.

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    if there are a few that fit great, then rank by how the shop treats you/if they nurture newer riders. do they offer noob friendly group rides? do they know what they're talking about but aren't snobby? etc etc. as a newer rider a good lbs can really help you out
    mtbr says you should know: i work in a bike shop.
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