Beginner "What bike should I get?" Thread

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Posted: May 16, 2011 at 18:18 Quote
Alright so I've noticed that lately there's been a ton of "I am new what bike should I get threads". Now, there is nothing wrong with asking these questions, but we don't need a ton of seperate threads for it. So, for you beginners, post here if you need some help on why "This bike is better than that bike". Or "Do I want a trail bike or an all mountain bike". This isn't to replace the Mountain Bike Quick Question Thread 3.0, its for a different type of question.

Just basic rules guys, behave yourself.

No trolling
No flaming/making fun of "dumb" questions.
No stupid shit

Just common sense.

Hopefully this takes off! tup

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 21:49 Quote
I want to get into MTB, I used to BMX but havent in a few years. I want to ride trails but also do some dirt jumping and I'm not sure what bike to get that will fulfill all of these needs or if there is one. So any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 21:58 Quote
Hey, sorry, Im new to this site. I have been looking for a new bike, my parents said they would buy me whatever bike I wanted so I decided to take advantage of the chance lol! So I think I narrowed it down to these bikes:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52792&scid=1000&scname=Mountain

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52905&scid=1001&scname=Road

http://www.danscomp.com/107107.php

Which one would be the best for me, as im a beginner.

thx! lol.

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 22:01 Quote
tlt593 wrote:
I want to get into MTB, I used to BMX but havent in a few years. I want to ride trails but also do some dirt jumping and I'm not sure what bike to get that will fulfill all of these needs or if there is one. So any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks
new, used, price range?

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 22:01 Quote
bubbaleech wrote:
Hey, sorry, Im new to this site. I have been looking for a new bike, my parents said they would buy me whatever bike I wanted so I decided to take advantage of the chance lol! So I think I narrowed it down to these bikes:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52792&scid=1000&scname=Mountain

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52905&scid=1001&scname=Road

http://www.danscomp.com/107107.php

Which one would be the best for me, as im a beginner.

thx! lol.
You cereal?

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 22:02 Quote
Nobble wrote:
bubbaleech wrote:
Hey, sorry, Im new to this site. I have been looking for a new bike, my parents said they would buy me whatever bike I wanted so I decided to take advantage of the chance lol! So I think I narrowed it down to these bikes:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52792&scid=1000&scname=Mountain

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52905&scid=1001&scname=Road

http://www.danscomp.com/107107.php

Which one would be the best for me, as im a beginner.

thx! lol.
You cereal?
Hes just being a smartass.

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 22:02 Quote
carpy95 wrote:
Nobble wrote:
bubbaleech wrote:
Hey, sorry, Im new to this site. I have been looking for a new bike, my parents said they would buy me whatever bike I wanted so I decided to take advantage of the chance lol! So I think I narrowed it down to these bikes:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52792&scid=1000&scname=Mountain

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52905&scid=1001&scname=Road

http://www.danscomp.com/107107.php

Which one would be the best for me, as im a beginner.

thx! lol.
You cereal?
Hes just being a smartass.
I thought so, hence I asked

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 22:03 Quote
Nobble wrote:
bubbaleech wrote:
Hey, sorry, Im new to this site. I have been looking for a new bike, my parents said they would buy me whatever bike I wanted so I decided to take advantage of the chance lol! So I think I narrowed it down to these bikes:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52792&scid=1000&scname=Mountain

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52905&scid=1001&scname=Road

http://www.danscomp.com/107107.php

Which one would be the best for me, as im a beginner.

thx! lol.
You cereal?

EDIT

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 22:04 Quote
carpy95 wrote:
Nobble wrote:
bubbaleech wrote:
Hey, sorry, Im new to this site. I have been looking for a new bike, my parents said they would buy me whatever bike I wanted so I decided to take advantage of the chance lol! So I think I narrowed it down to these bikes:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52792&scid=1000&scname=Mountain

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52905&scid=1001&scname=Road

http://www.danscomp.com/107107.php

Which one would be the best for me, as im a beginner.

thx! lol.
You cereal?
Hes just being a smartass.
Redface Fab

Posted: May 16, 2011 at 23:29 Quote
carpy95 wrote:
price range?

I'm trying to keep it under $600

Posted: May 17, 2011 at 3:10 Quote
tlt593 wrote:
carpy95 wrote:
price range?

I'm trying to keep it under $600

so you will be needing some gears if you want to ride trails but you could damage them on dj's if you stack so think about that

i foumd this in the buy/sell im, not sure if you want gears or ss

these 2 are ss

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/848871/ transition top $500 usd

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/654458/ black market $500 usd

heres some geared 1's

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/838917/ trek jack 3 $500 usd

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/800484/ haro thread 8 $600 usd

these are all second hand are bargains i think hope this helps in some way

Posted: May 17, 2011 at 8:40 Quote
I'm fairly new to the world of mountain biking, I've ridden mountain bikes for most of my life, but it was mostly nicer low-end bikes for commuting and the occasional not-so-intense trail ride. Recently I got started with more all-mountain style biking and want to get a bike that I will be able to do all the things that I want to do and have 'nicer' components.

About me: I'm 6'1 and about 150lbs. If it changes anything

About my biking style: I love the speed of riding down a hill, hitting jumps, drops, burms and anything else that gets in my way. I don't want to rule out the possibility that I will eventually at the very least dabble trying out a downhill jump track. However my primary focus of this bike is to have something that I'll be able to do serious all mountain track without feeling like I am exceeding the capacity of my bike.

I have an opportunity through my work to get a bike at a discount through Trek and I really want to take advantage of it. I was looking at the Rumblefish II, but the Session 8 is also in my price range. I’m more or less convinced that I prefer the 29 wheels on the rum’fish. My real question here is how a Rumblefish II would compare to the bikes that people always seem to rave about like the RIP 9, Giant Reign, etc. I don’t seem to get any solid feedback on the bike except for one or two scattered web reviews.

Posted: May 17, 2011 at 9:06 Quote
UnderpantsMachine wrote:
I'm fairly new to the world of mountain biking, I've ridden mountain bikes for most of my life, but it was mostly nicer low-end bikes for commuting and the occasional not-so-intense trail ride. Recently I got started with more all-mountain style biking and want to get a bike that I will be able to do all the things that I want to do and have 'nicer' components.

About me: I'm 6'1 and about 150lbs. If it changes anything

About my biking style: I love the speed of riding down a hill, hitting jumps, drops, burms and anything else that gets in my way. I don't want to rule out the possibility that I will eventually at the very least dabble trying out a downhill jump track. However my primary focus of this bike is to have something that I'll be able to do serious all mountain track without feeling like I am exceeding the capacity of my bike.

I have an opportunity through my work to get a bike at a discount through Trek and I really want to take advantage of it. I was looking at the Rumblefish II, but the Session 8 is also in my price range. I’m more or less convinced that I prefer the 29 wheels on the rum’fish. My real question here is how a Rumblefish II would compare to the bikes that people always seem to rave about like the RIP 9, Giant Reign, etc. I don’t seem to get any solid feedback on the bike except for one or two scattered web reviews.
for what you want it sounds like an aggressive all moubtain bike would be perfect. Something like the enduro, reign x, or scratch.

Edit: i'd say the scratch is the best option

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