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5/22/2015 9:12 PM

so me and my friend want to get into mountain biking and trail riding but don't know what good beginner bikes would be we both have very limited budgets of $500-$600 to spend on bikes. so i turned to y'all for help if its possible to find good bikes for those prices. thanks in advance.

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5/22/2015 9:58 PM

My first bike was a Orbea sport 29 10. It was a really good climber, more for xc.
http://www.orbea.com/us-en/bicycles/range-2014/sport-29-10/

Another one you can look at is the Raleigh tokul 1. Has a slacker ht angle, 650b wheels. Seems like a good bike. More for "trail".
http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes-dirt-trail-tokul-1
Both are in your price range.

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5/22/2015 10:42 PM

both those bikes are nice ill probably go with the raleighusa and not the xc bike since i do like to do jumps. thank you for your help.

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5/28/2015 8:23 AM

Most of the big brands have good options at that price point. Specialized, Trek, etc. I would just go to your local bike shop and talk to them about a bike. Or go through jensonusa.com or chainreactioncycles.com.

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5/28/2015 12:07 PM

visser62 wrote:

Most of the big brands have good options at that price point. Specialized, Trek, etc. I would just go to your local bike shop ...more

Can you not get a decent Rockhopper for that money ?
Race Geo as standard.
Cannondale's Trail range look nice for the price as well

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6/26/2015 5:38 AM

I know that its necessary to have a good bike but other than this you also have to focus on what to carry while mountain biking. Here below is the link for what to carry on mountain biking. I think that will be useful for you.
http://goo.gl/cNdNoz

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7/20/2015 4:58 PM

I'm not sure if you have bought a bike yet, but the Diamondback's Hook or Line is a great starting bike. I have the higher end Sync'r and love it to death. Beasty hardtail for sure.

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7/31/2015 12:04 PM

For your budget, I'd look for a used bike that's a few seasons old. You'll likely get more bang for your buck. Start looking locally, so you can check the bike out in person before purchasing.

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