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    UPDATE: Newbie looking for first bike.. 2012 Giant Talon 29 for $430?

    whatsup guys and gals,

    Im ready for my very first bike, not looking to get serious. Just a weekend warrior looking for a good start on a bike.

    I was offered a 2012 Giant Talon 29 in good condition for $430... jump on it or pass?
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    Stock? Have any photos or an ad online? Aftermarket parts? Hard to say if $430 is the right price for that bike. "Good condition" could mean anything these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    whatsup guys and gals,

    Im ready for my very first bike, not looking to get serious. Just a weekend warrior looking for a good start on a bike.

    I was offered a 2012 Giant Talon 29 in good condition for $430... jump on it or pass?
    https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/sear...spx?id=1000148


    According to this website that bike in Excellent condition would fetch somewhere between $350-$375. That's assuming all stock components. Depending on upgrades, the $430 may be ok but you would have to post more details.

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    Looks good condition... have at it

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sf...078265511.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    I'd offer like $325 and start negotiations there. If it was me personally I wouldn't go higher then $350.

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    On the Marlin there he's asking for too much. Bike was only $600 new and sure he added the fork but still.... Check the bluebook on that one Around the same as the first you posted.

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    What size bike do you need? Seems like you found bikes in various sizes. You will want to narrow the search based on the size you need.
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    Im going to need a Large 18-20in..

    im 6 foot.. @ 170

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    what's your max budget? always check CL in OC (If you don't mind the drive) as well as San Gabriel. Orange County has a lot of mtbrs and the market is usually big. I did some looking but I don't see anything that stands out around $500. This one does, but it is above what you have listed, but if you can negotiate to 650 it would be a solid bike.

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...064202282.html

    If I come across anything else later, I'll post it.
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    dang, dont think he'll go that low but i'll try. Will keep searching

    thanks!

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    OR you could go rigid (no suspension) and go steel for cheap

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...077461335.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    What size bike do you need? Seems like you found bikes in various sizes. You will want to narrow the search based on the size you need.
    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    Im going to need a Large 18-20in..

    im 6 foot.. @ 170
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    what's your max budget? always check CL in OC (If you don't mind the drive) as well as San Gabriel. Orange County has a lot of mtbrs and the market is usually big. I did some looking but I don't see anything that stands out around $500. This one does, but it is above what you have listed, but if you can negotiate to 650 it would be a solid bike.

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...064202282.html

    If I come across anything else later, I'll post it.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    OR you could go rigid (no suspension) and go steel for cheap

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...077461335.html
    so the X-Calibure 8 isn't worth it?... he wants $650... butni can probably get em down to $575 and its i very clean condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    so the X-Calibure 8 isn't worth it?... he wants $650... butni can probably get em down to $575 and its i very clean condition
    That's a Medium I'm almost exactly your measurements/weight just under 6' and 165 Large is what you really need. Fit is VERY important, went down that road already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    What size bike do you need? Seems like you found bikes in various sizes. You will want to narrow the search based on the size you need.
    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    Im going to need a Large 18-20in..

    im 6 foot.. @ 170
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    what's your max budget? always check CL in OC (If you don't mind the drive) as well as San Gabriel. Orange County has a lot of mtbrs and the market is usually big. I did some looking but I don't see anything that stands out around $500. This one does, but it is above what you have listed, but if you can negotiate to 650 it would be a solid bike.

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...064202282.html

    If I come across anything else later, I'll post it.
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    OR you could go rigid (no suspension) and go steel for cheap

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...077461335.html
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    That's a Medium I'm almost exactly your measurements/weight just under 6' and 165 Large is what you really need. Fit is VERY important, went down that road already.
    Got you!!.... will stick to Large

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    where are you planning to ride?
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    What's the deal with these FUJI bikes?... i see a store in Costa Mesa that has a lot of them for sale at good prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    What size bike do you need? Seems like you found bikes in various sizes. You will want to narrow the search based on the size you need.
    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    Im going to need a Large 18-20in..

    im 6 foot.. @ 170
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    what's your max budget? always check CL in OC (If you don't mind the drive) as well as San Gabriel. Orange County has a lot of mtbrs and the market is usually big. I did some looking but I don't see anything that stands out around $500. This one does, but it is above what you have listed, but if you can negotiate to 650 it would be a solid bike.

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...064202282.html

    If I come across anything else later, I'll post it.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    OR you could go rigid (no suspension) and go steel for cheap

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...077461335.html
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    That's a Medium I'm almost exactly your measurements/weight just under 6' and 165 Large is what you really need. Fit is VERY important, went down that road already.
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    where are you planning to ride?
    Pasasdena/Arcadia/Joshua Tree..

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    Just FYI you can do a single quote The main problem in that range is the fork, low end forks feel pretty rough and can't handle much other than bike paths and some dirt. Some will say going rigid is better than the pogo stick you get w/these forks. This is why used is suggested as you can get better components/fork.

    You probably wouldn't need to drive to Costa Mesa to get a bike in the price range Incycle Pasadena might be a place to check out, they do have everything from low end to high end bikes. See if the have last years models available, sometimes you can find a great deal. They carry Cannondale and the Trail series is pretty decent and SL1-3 usually have a fork that's acceptable for trails. Mine had an XC30 which did ok - I had a C'dale Trail SL3 but 26'' wheels, now they come on 29er or 27.5

    The other good thing about a shop is, you get some support to get you started, these guys do a lot of rides and can give you some tips as to where to ride etc. I've used the one in San Dimas and they are a good shop. I'm sure there will be more/better ideas coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    What size bike do you need? Seems like you found bikes in various sizes. You will want to narrow the search based on the size you need.
    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    Im going to need a Large 18-20in..

    im 6 foot.. @ 170
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    what's your max budget? always check CL in OC (If you don't mind the drive) as well as San Gabriel. Orange County has a lot of mtbrs and the market is usually big. I did some looking but I don't see anything that stands out around $500. This one does, but it is above what you have listed, but if you can negotiate to 650 it would be a solid bike.

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...064202282.html

    If I come across anything else later, I'll post it.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    OR you could go rigid (no suspension) and go steel for cheap

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...077461335.html
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    That's a Medium I'm almost exactly your measurements/weight just under 6' and 165 Large is what you really need. Fit is VERY important, went down that road already.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    where are you planning to ride?
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Just FYI you can do a single quote The main problem in that range is the fork, low end forks feel pretty rough and can't handle much other than bike paths and some dirt. Some will say going rigid is better than the pogo stick you get w/these forks. This is why used is suggested as you can get better components/fork.

    You probably wouldn't need to drive to Costa Mesa to get a bike in the price range Incycle Pasadena might be a place to check out, they do have everything from low end to high end bikes. See if the have last years models available, sometimes you can find a great deal. They carry Cannondale and the Trail series is pretty decent and SL1-3 usually have a fork that's acceptable for trails. Mine had an XC30 which did ok - I had a C'dale Trail SL3 but 26'' wheels, now they come on 29er or 27.5

    The other good thing about a shop is, you get some support to get you started, these guys do a lot of rides and can give you some tips as to where to ride etc. I've used the one in San Dimas and they are a good shop. I'm sure there will be more/better ideas coming
    cool, thank you very much dude,going to incycle today lets see what i can find.

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    awesome keep us posted! good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    awesome keep us posted! good luck!
    Found this... its a Trail sl 5 https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sf...079808272.html

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    igonre this post, not actually a SL5

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    Sold my '11 291 with like new cassette, rings and chain, Stylo cranks with new rings, Ritchey WCS saddle, Winwood seat post, Salsa clamp, sealed bearing headset, Cane Creek Forty lower cup, X-Fusion Trace fork for $500 so $430 for a stock one is on the high side IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    Did you ever make it to Incycle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Did you ever make it to Incycle?
    actually i didnt, but planing on this week

    but.....

    i did find a rockhopper comp 29 L for
    $600.... according to bluebook, hes pricing a little over true value but im sure i can talk him down to $500-550

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    actually i didnt, but planing on this week

    but.....

    i did find a rockhopper comp 29 L for
    $600.... according to bluebook, hes pricing a little over true value but im sure i can talk him down to $500-550
    What year? I started out on a Rockhopper. I really enjoyed it before the FS bug bit me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Did you ever make it to Incycle?
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    What year? I started out on a Rockhopper. I really enjoyed it before the FS bug bit me.
    2014... looks like its clean too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    2014... looks like its clean too.
    Awesome if you go for it make sure to get it dirty, and post some pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Did you ever make it to Incycle?
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    What year? I started out on a Rockhopper. I really enjoyed it before the FS bug bit me.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Awesome if you go for it make sure to get it dirty, and post some pics
    damn it!!! got sold

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    don't buy a used bike when you get a brand new bike for similar tier components (with a warranty, and more importantly more likely to have 100% working parts)

    more info
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    $300 bike with XCT fork, tektro disc brakes heres. 3x8 bike
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    I just had a thought check Jensons USA - they have two stores one in Corona and one in Riverside (ouch!) but you can buy on-line and have them ship it to Corona. I added XC bikes only low-to-high - Just gota find a large that you might like.

    Bikes MTB Cross Country | Jenson USA (Page 1 of 4)

    My favorite of the bunch.. in the lower $700.00 budget was the Diamond Back Hook.

    Diamondback Hook 27.5 Bike 2017 > Bikes | Jenson USA

    Still keep your mind open to the used market because of components, but new is all goint to be Tektro brakes /Suntour Fork etc for the most part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob13bob View Post
    don't buy a used bike when you get a brand new bike for similar tier components (with a warranty, and more importantly more likely to have 100% working parts)

    more info
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    $300 bike with XCT fork, tektro disc brakes heres. 3x8 bike
    https://slickdeals.net/f/10039156-gt...s#post98764624
    wow that GT is tempting...

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    so it looks like i will be going with the GT Aggressor... the price is just right, i realized i still have to buy a good helmet and gloves so this will be a good move for me....

    Thanks for the help fellas...

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    Awesome! Make sure you try helmets on to see what works! My first helmet caused really bad headaches on the back of my head. I picked up a different design that gives me great protection and no headaches!
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    Congrats! Kali Protectives has some good affordable helmets. If you can swing it also get some riding shorts, gloves as you mentioned and don't forget to hydrate We also require pics upon getting that thing dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Congrats! Kali Protectives has some good affordable helmets. If you can swing it also get some riding shorts, gloves as you mentioned and don't forget to hydrate We also require pics upon getting that thing dirty.
    I can attest to riding shorts with additional padding. I could ride all day in my Zoics!
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    so it looks like i will be going with the GT Aggressor... the price is just right, i realized i still have to buy a good helmet and gloves so this will be a good move for me....

    Thanks for the help fellas...
    Late to the party but I have that exact Talon. I bought it two years ago on CL for $320. The bike was ridden once on a paved path and put away.

    I've since upgraded to a Rockshox Gold air fork ($200), WTB saddle, Crankbros 5050 pedals, tubeless, etc. - not a lot invested but it's been awesome. I beat the heck out of it on New England singletrack and it hasn't missed a beat. I'm 6' and it's a medium frame (18"). Maybe a bit small but not much.

    Youll have a blast on the GT! Newbie looking for first bike.. 2012 Giant Talon 29 for 0?-img_4972.jpg

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    Ok guys, so i've had my bike for about a week or so. Took it for two spins around the neighborhood and everything was good. Today when i took it for another spin i noticed a sound... not sure how to describe it so i recorded a video of it.

    It sounds exaggerated in the video for some reason but you'll get the idea..


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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    Ok guys,
    next time, better lighting please. 95% thats rotor contact and squeel. adjust your rotors and and brakes, youtube it. If htat doesn't work do search in brakes sub about brake squeel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    whatsup guys and gals,

    Im ready for my very first bike, not looking to get serious. Just a weekend warrior looking for a good start on a bike.

    I was offered a 2012 Giant Talon 29 in good condition for $430... jump on it or pass?
    way overpriced. here's a very similar component bike for $300 brand new with warranties and everything.

    slickdeals has $300 GT bike, search it. MTBR won't allow slickdeals links now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob13bob View Post
    way overpriced. here's a very similar component bike for $300 brand new with warranties and everything.

    slickdeals has $300 GT bike, search it. MTBR won't allow slickdeals links now..
    yea, thanks for the alley oop bob, you actually recommended the GT earlier in the post and i bought it. Thats the bike im talking about.

    I tried adjusting the brakes myself, it did help a bit but hasn't fixed the issue completely.

    I think im just going to take it to the local bike store..

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    Alright guys, here it is. After my first trail....there's a story.

    So i decided to hit "Stough Canyon/La Tuna Canyon" trail since it was the closest to me.

    Everything was fine until i reached the top (to where the singletracks start). Not going to lie, i was terrified haha... i went for it but i did have to walk my bike down for certain parts because it was just too intimidating for me. Fast forward..So i get to what i thought was the end of the trail and was looking for the exit to get back to my car.... i was wrong. I didn't pay attention to the trail, got carried away and got myself into a 8.9 mile brutal trail!. I was tired, outta shape, inexperienced and low on water. I was starting to get concerned because it was getting kinda hot and i was starting to feel exhausted, going back wasn't an option because it was going to be way too difficult pushing my bike up the steep trails.

    So i opened up my MTB app, let it read.... and boom!. I was just about half ways into the way down (i dont know why i didn't check the app earlier, rookie mistake haha).So i started the 2nd half of the way back down and holy crap!.... it was brutal!... now i know what people mean when they say "you're going to feel more on a hardtail" haha. Anyways, im going through this trail, struggling, banging my bike up and basically using my brakes through the whole damn trail!.

    Eventually i ran outta water (didnt fill up my resevoir all the way) and i was starting to feel not too good from the heat, this is where i was starting to get worried, mind you i didn't see any people on this trail, not even hikers so that didn't help. Took some breaks in the shade, sucked it up and kept it moving. So i finally make to the end of the trail and im so relieved but but all banged up hahah.

    So.... i guess im paying my dues right?.

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    I know it's a little early but im really considering upgrades already.

    The brakes were a little hard to work with and left my arms tired from pressing too damn hard!. So im looking to uograde to hydraulic brakes.

    Also looking into maxxis high roller 2's tires as well.

    And later in the future upgrade fork..

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    A poor quality fork like you have demands an excess use of brakes to feel safe.
    Shimano Deore m615 use the same pad and have almost the same power as XT and SLX brakes.
    You only need to change the front which is likely bolt on with no need to cut the hose.
    You can use your existing rotor. Sand it to remove old pad residue with 250 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    A poor quality fork like you have demands an excess use of brakes to feel safe.
    Shimano Deore m615 use the same pad and have almost the same power as XT and SLX brakes.
    You only need to change the front which is likely bolt on with no need to cut the hose.
    You can use your existing rotor. Sand it to remove old pad residue with 250 or so.
    ok cool, thanks for that tip!. Found a few good rockshox options under $350 so im staying in that range for the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    I know it's a little early but im really considering upgrades already.

    The brakes were a little hard to work with and left my arms tired from pressing too damn hard!. So im looking to uograde to hydraulic brakes.

    Also looking into maxxis high roller 2's tires as well.

    And later in the future upgrade fork..
    Tough experience during your ride, it will get better. The only thing is, looking back, wouldn't had been worth to buy a better bike to begin with?
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    I looked up that trail you mentioned. I want to ride it now!

    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/c...h-canyon-trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    I looked up that trail you mentioned. I want to ride it now!

    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/c...h-canyon-trail
    i think thats another trail... or just a certain section of the trail i did.Newbie looking for first bike.. 2012 Giant Talon 29 for 0?-img_7568.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Tough experience during your ride, it will get better. The only thing is, looking back, wouldn't had been worth to buy a better bike to begin with?
    i guess haha... but then again, a few key upgrades like mentioned earlier should make it a lot better/easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewiththeearth View Post
    i guess haha... but then again, a few key upgrades like mentioned earlier should make it a lot better/easier.
    You would be surprised what happens. An upgrade or two....then another one...and another....and then you are completely addicted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    You would be surprised what happens. An upgrade or two....then another one...and another....and then you are completely addicted.
    Wait until he is ready for N+1
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