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Advice on buying a new bike(2 posts)

Advice on buying a new bikerse72
Jul 8, 2003 8:04 AM
I'm looking for a bike for my wife and maybe myself. Both of us (from NYC) are used to riding road bikes and have until recently never riden a mountain bike. We recently did an off-road ride in Montana down Big Mountain and loved it. So now we're looking to do more of this now that we live in SF. Can someone suggest a bike (<350 if possible) that would be versatile enough to do 70% on the road and 30% on the trail (loose gravel, dirt, rocks)?

Thanks!
re: Advice on buying a new bikeTheJoker
Jul 8, 2003 9:00 AM
you'll probably want a hardtail with <4" front sus. your price is quite low, so you'll be better to get a used one. check eBay etc. I like Cannondales for xc, but they tend to be a bit pricey....also see the mtbr forum.