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Recommendations for a newbie buying a bike (used bike, OK)(1 post)

Recommendations for a newbie buying a bike (used bike, OK)babalu
Mar 7, 2002 3:02 PM
Hi all,

I'm sick of borrowing my brother's ancient RockHopper everytime my buddies go mountainbiking. I want to buy a new bike and wanted your recommendations based on the following criteria:

1) Price range: $350-600
2) Dual use: street and trial biking
3) older model (2000-2001) is fine by me
4) durable frame and components
5) I'm 5'10" and 175 - what size should the frame be?
6) I'm in Los Angeles (in case you know of any good deals out here).

I've heard good things about many bikes, and I'm not that picky at all. I just want the best bike for the money.

Thanks in advance.

-Bobby