Beginner "What bike should I get?" Thread

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Posted: Apr 15, 2022 at 15:42 Quote
Hello PB members,

I'm not a total newbie, but I figured this might be the best place to ask for some help. I have two small children that I want to haul around in a trailer / carrier attached to the back of a bike. What type of bike style, or design would I be looking for that would be best suited for me hauling them around town, but I could also take out on my own for just general cardio on my own, or possibly have some mountain biking capabilities?

Any recommendations on types of carries would be welcomed as well. Thank you.

Posted: May 2, 2022 at 11:07 Quote
Hi there

I need some help choosing which bike to buy there is two in my location the first bike is a giant fathom 2 (27.5) and second bike is a Kona Honzo (29er) both bikes are large size I am 6 foot tall 300lb I used to ride BMX back in the day and ride bikes all over the city was really comfortable riding doing jumps etc nothing crazy tho lol Both bikes are from the dealers

Thanks for any help

Posted: May 31, 2022 at 3:20 Quote
Hi i wana buy new bike but in mine country there isnt to much option for my size, so u wonder will cannondale jekyll 2 2018 size l fit for me who is 193cm height

Posted: Jun 17, 2022 at 8:28 Quote
Hi everyone! I am new to mountain biking and I need to get a bike. My local mountain has enduro trails built, and I am currently riding my sisters Ragely Marley until she heals up from injury. I would definitely appreciate any help on the subject!

I am about 5'3 and 150 lbs, looking for a hardtail bike that has an enduro type of style.

My budget is around $1,500, and I will purchase new or used, as long as it is in good condition.

I can ride a medium frame but I am also interested in slightly larger frames so I would go up to a large max. Preferrably aluminum/steel frame material as well due to durability.

Let me know if you have any advice - for bike purchasing, trail riding advice, or just any advice you would give to a new rider. Thanks!

Posted: Jun 19, 2022 at 6:42 Quote
I would look at getting the highest spec that you can afford of the Commencal Hardtail

Posted: Jun 23, 2022 at 14:06 Quote
skelsch wrote:
Hi everyone! I am new to mountain biking and I need to get a bike. My local mountain has enduro trails built, and I am currently riding my sisters Ragely Marley until she heals up from injury. I would definitely appreciate any help on the subject!

I am about 5'3 and 150 lbs, looking for a hardtail bike that has an enduro type of style.

My budget is around $1,500, and I will purchase new or used, as long as it is in good condition.

I can ride a medium frame but I am also interested in slightly larger frames so I would go up to a large max. Preferrably aluminum/steel frame material as well due to durability.

Let me know if you have any advice - for bike purchasing, trail riding advice, or just any advice you would give to a new rider. Thanks!

A Ragley Mmmbop would be a good option. You might find used for $1500. its More aggressive than the Marley to handle steeper downhills. Commencal MetaHT Nukeproof Scout, Canyon Stoic are decent options. I wouldnt recommend going up in size since it usually has a longer seat tube which limits your dropper length.

Posted: Jul 26, 2022 at 14:08 Quote
Hi everyone. Totally new to MTB-ing. Rode once at Whistler downhill and LOVE it so wanna own a bike and continue riding.

Planning to visit local bike parks and local mountains mostly, Whistler couple times a year starting next year. Thinking to get XC/Eudora but opened to suggestion.

I am 170cm and 65kg, trying to keep budget under CAD$2000 for the bike.

Thanks in advance. Cheers.

Posted: Jul 26, 2022 at 14:20 Quote
celictam wrote:
Hi everyone. Totally new to MTB-ing. Rode once at Whistler downhill and LOVE it so wanna own a bike and continue riding.

Planning to visit local bike parks and local mountains mostly, Whistler couple times a year starting next year. Thinking to get XC/Eudora but opened to suggestion.

I am 170cm and 65kg, trying to keep budget under CAD$2000 for the bike.

Thanks in advance. Cheers.

Look into buying used if that is your budget. Find a 2014-2018 140mm FS trail bike, so you can ride everything. check the buy and sell!

Posted: Jul 27, 2022 at 9:27 Quote
marlon-d wrote:
celictam wrote:
Hi everyone. Totally new to MTB-ing. Rode once at Whistler downhill and LOVE it so wanna own a bike and continue riding.

Planning to visit local bike parks and local mountains mostly, Whistler couple times a year starting next year. Thinking to get XC/Eudora but opened to suggestion.

I am 170cm and 65kg, trying to keep budget under CAD$2000 for the bike.

Thanks in advance. Cheers.

Look into buying used if that is your budget. Find a 2014-2018 140mm FS trail bike, so you can ride everything. check the buy and sell!

I would second this advice but probably say the newer the better. I'd be looking at 2016+ if possible due to the advantage of modern geometry. If you do go the used route the value for money should be much better. Be sure to take someone who knows about bikes with you to check it over and point out any potential issues.

Posted: Aug 11, 2022 at 13:40 Quote
HI all. Noobi here looking to get into the sport of MTBiking. wondering what bike I should get. a little info.. I'm 5'9'' with 29" inseam, kinda long arms, age 58. yeah I'm an old guy. used to race BMX when in my teens, Late 70's early 80's. did trail riding on dirt bikes early to mid 2000's. me and my oldest son (age 30) want to start riding local bike trails and do some destination downhill riding here in Michigan. any advice would be appreciated. id like to start out on a small budget somewhere between $700 - $1500 used obviously.

Thanks, any suggestions welcome.

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