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    tell me about this bike?

    Can someone look at this and tell me if this bike is worth what he is asking(if its in good shape as he claims) He said we can work out a good deal. I dont know anything about the mongoose bikes, and I only know a little about mountain biking as a whole. I am new to this, and I am trying to find a bike for my dad and other friends to ride so I won't have to ride alone all the time. Also, my Gary Fisher is a 17.5" Can you tell what this one is from the specs he gave? Thanks alot!

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    There's no link

    Can't help you out if you don't show us what to comment on.
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    Idea! Bike shop quality Mongoose

    Yes, I remember those Mongoose bikes. Think its about 5 or 6 years old. The headtube angle is actually adjustable by rotating the eccentric headtube. A little weird and I don't know if they had any problems with them...but they were good quality bikes.

    Of course, IMO I would never buy a well ridden 5+ year old aluminum bike as it has no warranty and aluminum frames do fatigue much faster than other materials (especially hardtails).


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    My dad is 220lb, and you mention you arent sure about the aluminum holding up so that sounds like a bad combo...

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Clarification

    Aluminum holds up to big guys...but it also fatigues at a much higher rate than say 4130 Cro-Mo Steel. So an aluminum hardtail that has been ridden hard for 5 years has really lived its useful lifespan (this is why many companies only have 5 year warranties...the ones that have lifetime are banking on the fact that most people who ride hard don't keep their bikes that long. Warranties are non-transferable in the bike industry)

    If your Dad can step up to about $500, there lots of good solid choices for new bikes out there.


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    Oh ok I gotcha. So when you say $500, you mean new or used?

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    front porch.

    or something like that. It has an adjustable head angle. Let it go.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! New...here are some suggestions

    For a big guy (I'm 220lbs too)

    Specialized Hardrock Sport
    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=22091

    Smoking deal on this Iron Horse
    http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id....=7&category=56

    And I've never even seen one in real life...but there are lots of people on this forum who swear by them...so much I've even been checking them out.
    Ibex bikes
    http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-550-Details.html

    Bang for your buck, that Iron Horse is tough to beat right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    For a big guy (I'm 220lbs too)

    Specialized Hardrock Sport
    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=22091

    Smoking deal on this Iron Horse
    http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id....=7&category=56

    And I've never even seen one in real life...but there are lots of people on this forum who swear by them...so much I've even been checking them out.
    Ibex bikes
    http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-550-Details.html

    Bang for your buck, that Iron Horse is tough to beat right now

    Giant has a pretty good bang for the buck too. Maybe you might want to look into the Yukon, or one of their other hard tails?

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    Gt

    GT has some slammin deals too
    ...top secret clown business

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    I'm gonna let the Mongoose go. Its a 45min drive just to go check it out. Sadly, I know $500 isnt in the budget. Hes no stranger to buying the best you can afford, we have very little junk, definatley no wal mart electric leaf blowers at our house, but for some reason he just doesnt understand paying alot for a bike. I guess I will just keep checking the classifiedes until something finally comes along worthwhile

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