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    Smile First Mountain Bike

    Hi All,

    This is my first post. I just bought my first mountain bike. How good is a 2001 Cannondale Jekyll 700 LTD as a first bike? It is stock except for the Evolve crankset. The LBS says the bike is in GREAT shape and needs nothing. Anything i should look out for or any limitations? Thanks in advance!!


    Brian

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    Its a great bike. Dont do any real drops and stick to XC type riding, Its great for singletrack and you'll love it there. Have Fun!!!!! Dont be a weight or equipment weenie. Replace parts as they wear out.Get FLATS for pedals as if you are a rookie the they make for easy bailouts. If Elitists say otherwise, tell them to say the same to SAM HILL. Now go find a forest and RIDE.

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    Sam Hill "sticks to XC type riding"?

    Sorry dude, I have nothing against flats, but telling this guy to stick to XC, and then using a DH racer as your ammunition against clipless is lame. Can you name a SINGLE cross country champion that uses flats? Or even toe clips?

    Let this guy decide for himself which is better.

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    Thanks for the replies. It would be great to get more opinions. Any special things I should know about the Lefty?? Thanks again for the replies.

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    yes, in spite of what they alle say, U don't miss the right forkleg

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    congrats! i rocked my jekyll for about 5 years and just sold it to a buddy whos just getting into biking and hes loving it!

    enjoy!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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