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Getting a mountain bike, need advice.

I haven't owned a bicycle in over a decade and I'd like to buy a mountain bike. My criteria isn't very exacting but I want a good bike for the money that'll stand up to some hard trails. I know I'm a complete noob but I can see myself getting pretty into riding this summer.

I want a hard-tail because in my price range a rear shock wouldn't allow a great bike. I'm looking to spend under $600. Also, the reason I chose these two is because they are both at REI. I have a 20% coupon plus a $167 dividend check to use. So I'd be getting a good deal.

Here are the two choices:

The K2 Zed 3.0
http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...HP_CYCLING_TOC

The Novara Bonanza
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Hey Chris...

I have a Yellow Gary Fisher X-calibur thats a few yrs old.
Hardtail/aluminum frame with Hayes hydraulic disc brakes.
Shimano XT/XTR set up.

It needs a tune up... but I was just about to put it up on ebay.
Let me know if you're interested???

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How much are you asking? I'd be getting either of these new ones for about $300.

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To me, it looks like the Novara Bonanza comes with better equipment. But if you're going to spend that money, have you checked out the local shops? I picked up a last year trek hardtail for 300 off msrp at village cycle sports.

Also, I don't know if you know about www.mtbr.com, but they have useful information on there. Are you gonna take in on trails? If so, where at?

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I checked out Kozy's a few days ago and saw a Hard Rock that I liked. It was an '05 for something like $450. Not a bad price, but I'm really getting a deal at REI.

I will eventually take it out on the trails (I've been known to be adventerous) but I'm not sure where. I'll figure that out once I have the bike.

I hear there are good trails in WI and MI. Is there anything near Chi-land?

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You really can't get a bike for $600 that will take any serious abuse. You should be looking for something with a full shimano LX kit or comparable if you really want to ride it hard. The problem isn't the frame, but the components, fork, and wheels.

Between all the choices...Jobee's sounds the best if the price is reasonable. The most important thing is that the bike fits you. I would also look at ebay, and check out all the local shops for any leftovers on clearance.
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I've got a nice K2 Shimano components. Rock Shock Front. Solid Rear Bought it in europe in 97. Still in very good shape. If you want I will take some picks I would let it go in your price range.
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I've got a nice K2 Shimano components. Rock Shock Front. Solid Rear Bought it in europe in 97. Still in very good shape. If you want I will take some picks I would let it go in your price range.
Cost 900+ at aafes.

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Chills make sure you find out what size these bikes are before you commit. Make sure you get measured up for your inseam. They say you should be able to straddle the cross bar and pull the front tire of the ground slightly... like an inch or so. for me that equated a 21" bike and I am 6'1''. Just for a reference.

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I went to Kozy's and got fitted there. 17" fits me which equates to a Medium on some bikes.

That's a nice bike, but out of my price range. I can get those bikes at REI for $300.

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Hey Chris...

Well either way you go.. I would buy a bike from a bike shop.
REI slaps em together and I dont know if I would trust them.
Its worth the extra dime to have a qualified person to build the bike.


As far as my bike goes... wanted $300.00
I know if I sell it in parts, I can get more than that.
For a fellow CLSB member... $225.00 cause your going to have to drop about $75.00 on a proper tune up anyway.

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Well either way you go.. I would buy a bike from a bike shop.
REI slaps em together and I dont know if I would trust them.
Its worth the extra dime to have a qualified person to build the bike.


As far as my bike goes... wanted $300.00
I know if I sell it in parts, I can get more than that.
For a fellow CLSB member... $225.00 cause your going to have to drop about $75.00 on a proper tune up anyway.
Buy this bike, that is a great deal. If it fits.

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You can get a full suspension setup on ebay for decent price.

I use to go riding at my local forest preserves. And also haul the bike to anyplace that was too far to ride.

you can pick up one of those dupage county lake/forest preserve maps and they show a lot of areas that you can ride. You cant do any riding in naperville, because theres a lot of sportbikes blocking the sidewalk in front of starbucks.
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I know this guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that worked at a bike shop for 5 years and can tune anything.
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just another plug, i have a Giant SE? something like that hard tail, full XTR everything, carbon frame judy front shock, Ti this and that.

i will sell for 2000.00 out of your range maybe but thought ill throw it out there.

the bike cost 3500.00



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Jobee, that's a great offer. Let me think about it for a day or so since I can't get to REI until Sunday anyway. That's a damn good price. What size is it? I need a Medium/17". Could you e-mail me pics?

Ken, when I decided to get a bike I remembered the one you have for sale, but that's a wee bit beyond my price range. I've got a lot of other things gobbling up my disposable cash right now (mountain climbing) or else I'd probably dive right into biking with a high speed bike like yours.

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totally no biggie bro, just throwing it out there.

it is alot of money, but a ton of bike for it.

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[QUOTE=Chills]Jobee, that's a great offer. Let me think about it for a day or so since I can't get to REI until Sunday anyway. That's a damn good price. What size is it? I need a Medium/17". Could you e-mail me pics? QUOTE]


Its been collecting dust for two years now.. so why not get rid of it and as far as I know its not going anywhere in a hurry so take your time.
It is a med size frame and the other components... lets see I am going off of memory so dont hold me to it.. but it has Manitou shocks with 4 inch travel and Bontrager everything handle bars, seat post and I think rims??
Shimano XT/XTR and the condition.. mechanically near perfect nothing a tune up cant fix. (like I said price reflects that)
But does have some scratches on the frame... hey what can I say.. I rode it, not just looked pretty on it.

Ok but the best part is the Hayes Hydraulic disc brakes and the bike is very light! I dont have pics, and my digital camera got stolen... If I can borrow a camera from a friend, I'll post em up. But here is a link that has some reviews
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Damn, where were you when I was buying my bike?

Trails.....I hear there's two good ones in the chicagoland area. One in Palatine, and one down south by Willow Springs? Hopefully I can take out soon, although I'm just learning how to do bunny hops and other "techniques". Anyone know of any other trails?

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Chills --
With your coupons and stuff, buy one of the bikes from REI. The new bikes they're coming out with have way better features than any of the old used bikes you'd get (it's just like sportbikes these days). Like disc brakes, for example. I am a huge fan of discs for many reasons (won't go into that now).

Go with the K2. Not that I'm an expert, but the components list between the two bikes are very similar, however the K2 has pedals that you can adapt for clipless/bike cleats, and I know you're gonna like mountain/trail riding, which will make you want mountain biking shoes with clips later on. You'll like this sport, so I know upgrades will be in the future, so for now, just focus on getting a good frame with compatibility for later parts purchases.

Also, there are great trails just over the border to Wisconsin near Whitewater. The ones in Willow Springs are great and local as well for an after work ride. We'll go this summer. I'm working my ass off in the gym right now and not going out half as much anymore, so hopefully I'll be able to actually ride this year. You'll know what I mean when you try it -- this sport can be hard as hell.

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I agree that you generally have to spend around $600.00 for a good bike. I would recommend a hardtail because a full suspension bike under $2K is crap. Components at the entry-mid level are pretty good these day but definitely shoot for the mid, you'll be happier in the long run.

There is good riding to be had in Palos Hills, Waterfall Glen Park and in WI at Kettle Morraine. That's about all I know locally, Kettle kicks all sorts of ass and will kick yours! . Off road biking rules beyond belief, it's amazing what you can get over, remember to look where you want to go and not at what you're trying to avoid!

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I agree that you generally have to spend around $600.00 for a good bike. I would recommend a hardtail because a full suspension bike under $2K is crap. Components at the entry-mid level are pretty good these day but definitely shoot for the mid, you'll be happier in the long run.

There is good riding to be had in Palos Hills, Waterfall Glen Park and in WI at Kettle Morraine. That's about all I know locally, Kettle kicks all sorts of ass and will kick yours! . Off road biking rules beyond belief, it's amazing what you can get over, remember to look where you want to go and not at what you're trying to avoid!

Palos ROCKS! VoyteNT(board member) and I hit it up a few times last year. We took HalfastRacing(board member) with us and he said it was way tuffer then Kettle Morraine. My first time was awesome, I almost shat myself. I literally compare it to a Mountain Dew commercial it can be that extreme. I wiped out so bad last time we went, but enjoyed it very much. As soon as it gets warm we can start going again, just have to remember to go early because there can be some traffic on the trails. I will PM VoytekNT to make sure hes still around, he knows Palos like the back of his hand. Its a pretty big park so riding with someone who knows the trails will keep you on the best paths. Best Paths=Extremely fast/ruff terrain.
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Palos ROCKS! VoyteNT(board member) and I hit it up a few times last year. We took HalfastRacing(board member) with us and he said it was way tuffer then Kettle Morraine. My first time was awesome, I almost shat myself. I literally compare it to a Mountain Dew commercial it can be that extreme. I wiped out so bad last time we went, but enjoyed it very much. As soon as it gets warm we can start going again, just have to remember to go early because there can be some traffic on the trails. I will PM VoytekNT to make sure hes still around, he knows Palos like the back of his hand. Its a pretty big park so riding with someone who knows the trails will keep you on the best paths. Best Paths=Extremely fast/ruff terrain.
I ride Palos when I can, I have a great route through 3 ravines that lasts about a hour, killer terrain.

I went to Kettle Morraine and did a little review in our health and fitness forum, in short nice trail, beginner friendly, but Palos is much better.

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There is not a single trail in Chicago that requires full suspension. In starting out riding I wouldn't spend any money on frills like FS or even disc brakes. You can have have just as powerful V-brakes on a bike as discs plus there are not a lot of water crossings and/or cliffs to ride on in the midwest like there are in SoCal. Rigid bikes aren't for everyone so I'd stick with a hardtail (...means you have a suspension fork). I'd also look to ride nothing less then LX components; JMHO. Yes you can buy bikes on the cheap but in the long run you'll probably be finding that you'll be spending money on things that in the end would had been cheaper to do it up front; JMHO.

As far as "local" trails, like someone said check out cambr.org. Also look at www.illinoismtb.com and www.bigwhiskeymtb.com. Palos Hills is great for riding. Deer Grove in Palatine is fair. Kettle Moraine in La Grange, WI is good too.

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I went to Kettle Morraine and did a little review in our health and fitness forum, in short nice trail, beginner friendly, but Palos is much better.
Sounds like someone didn't do the full monty. There's a 25 mile loop that goes out to Emma Carta. You want some steeper hills for the midwest. Ride the connector loop to Emma! Also Kettle is open at night. Palos is in a forest preserve and closes at dusk. Night riding is the bombidggitity; especially solo!

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Hey Steve! How's your foot, hand?
Yeah I'm still around, been itching to ride but took time to ski instead.
I've been itching to ride, my little bro has been riding all winter, Palos has some new trails and obstacles.

If the weather permits I'll go this sunday & later when it gets bit warmer I'll post up here and see if we get some more people out. Last year some said they would come but the outcome wasn't there, maybe this year...
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Hey Steve! How's your foot, hand?
Yeah I'm still around, been itching to ride but took time to ski instead.
I've been itching to ride, my little bro has been riding all winter, Palos has some new trails and obstacles.

If the weather permits I'll go this sunday & later when it gets bit warmer I'll post up here and see if we get some more people out. Last year some said they would come but the outcome wasn't there, maybe this year...

Yeah! Buddy. You know I'm gonna be ready. And I've been riding the stationary at the gym so I won't be slowin you guys down so much. As soon as the temps get over 50 I'm there, I no likey the cold.
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