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Old 04-15-2009, 10:26 AM   #401
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You'll probably find dhgurs there every weekend
Very true. Especially now that they are open on Thursdays, and I have every Thursday off.

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:32 AM   #402
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50/50 for me for Nam this weekend, Left Knee is a bit messed up (ligament on the right side of left knee has been bothering lately from playing basketball).
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:43 AM   #403
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Western mass ftl :'(
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:56 AM   #404
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Ah. well my roommate and I will be at vietnam at 11 on saturday, probably leave the back parking lot next to wendy's around 11:30.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:10 AM   #405
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Just got a 09 Cannondale F4. Its my first real bike, would love to go riding soon. Any trails near Framingham?
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:15 AM   #406
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Callahan park.....bring young with you..hahaha
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:20 PM   #407
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Just got a 09 Cannondale F4. Its my first real bike, would love to go riding soon. Any trails near Framingham?
I live in framingham and go riding every afternoon at either Ashland state park or Vietnam in milford.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:49 PM   #408
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Anybody ridden F. Gilbert in Foxboro? Haven't been there but it's only 15~ mins from my house so I was thinking about hitting it up.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:02 PM   #409
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Anybody ridden F. Gilbert in Foxboro? Haven't been there but it's only 15~ mins from my house so I was thinking about hitting it up.

very good Xcountry riding , used to head up there about once a month for somewhere different but didn't make it at all last season. Planning on monthly again this season.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:03 PM   #410
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Once I get me a full face and new spring for the rear shock I will be ready to go out.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:43 PM   #411
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very good Xcountry riding , used to head up there about once a month for somewhere different but didn't make it at all last season. Planning on monthly again this season.
Nice, glad to hear it. I'll have to check it out. I usually just hit up Borderland.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:31 PM   #412
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Ok i was thinking about getting into Mountain biking this year. Have no expertience really and dont have a bike. The thing is im tight on a budget and im looking for something under $400. Any ideas of what to get for a beginner, and something that is good for all around mountain biking? Thanks
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:43 PM   #413
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Bike is ready! I will be hitting Lynn woods on Sunday. First real ride of the year
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:55 PM   #414
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I would hit up Lynn woods Sunday but I have to do yard work.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:57 PM   #415
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Ok i was thinking about getting into Mountain biking this year. Have no expertience really and dont have a bike. The thing is im tight on a budget and im looking for something under $400. Any ideas of what to get for a beginner, and something that is good for all around mountain biking? Thanks
Under $400, hunt Craigslist or Ebay. If you're just doing some light trail riding, then pick one that fits (most sub $400 bikes are going to be very similiar), and go without a suspension fork so you get better components.

If you're really going to ride it, you might want to save up some more cash. Trust me, I've destroyed enough cheap bikes to last me a life time, including the old taco'd rims and blown hubs trick the first time it went over a jump
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:04 PM   #416
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Under $400, hunt Craigslist or Ebay. If you're just doing some light trail riding, then pick one that fits (most sub $400 bikes are going to be very similiar), and go without a suspension fork so you get better components.

If you're really going to ride it, you might want to save up some more cash. Trust me, I've destroyed enough cheap bikes to last me a life time, including the old taco'd rims and blown hubs trick the first time it went over a jump
i have to respectfully disagree with the no suspension fork comment. First, pretty much any mountain bike made in the last 10 years will have at least a so-so suspension fork and second, you will REALLY appreciate the suspension fork. It allows you to do more things with the bike, and do more things comfortably, rather than getting the everloving crap beaten out of you, which will probably turn you off of biking in general. $400 is not an unreasonable amount to budget for a basic hardtail mountain bike. I just looked at the first page of craigslist and found these. PM me if you have questions.
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1124547443.html

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1124512658.html

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1123889110.html

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1123864605.html
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:05 AM   #417
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Check out this one I found on NH craigslist.

http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/1121302898.html

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Old 04-16-2009, 06:08 AM   #418
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i have to respectfully disagree with the no suspension fork comment.
Agree with ^^. It's not like companies make bikes with way better components but no suspension fork in the $300-$400 range. In fact, they don't really do that in any price range any more. Besides, the low end fork (RST or something similar) you'll get on an entry level mtn. bike will still benefit a novice rider more than a rigid fork. Rear suspension on cheaper bikes is another story. A solid hardtail is a better decision than some craptastic full suspension bike that will be heavy and inefficient.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #419
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I bought an Iron Horse Warrior 4.0 last year, great beginner bike.
Granted some of the components are a bit weak, this gives you the option to upgrade in the future if you become more serious about the sport.

I plan on upgrading the front and rear shock since I'm now starting to hit bigger jumps and drops. It's a great platform to start off on.

I got mine on sale for $600, it was originally $850 I believe.
Check craigslist though, there are some good deals on there. But it just might be worth it to go the extra mile and drop a few hundred more.
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Ok i was thinking about getting into Mountain biking this year. Have no expertience really and dont have a bike. The thing is im tight on a budget and im looking for something under $400. Any ideas of what to get for a beginner, and something that is good for all around mountain biking? Thanks
Im toying with selling my Schwinn S-9-six. Its a Full suspension bike with a lockable rear shock. Paid $1000 for it way back when. Id be willing to let it go for your price range if i can find a new bike. Lemme know if your interested.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:57 AM   #421
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Hey, I'll be there at 11:15 ish, are you still going to Nam?
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:14 AM   #422
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:26 AM   #423
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Agree with ^^. It's not like companies make bikes with way better components but no suspension fork in the $300-$400 range. In fact, they don't really do that in any price range any more. Besides, the low end fork (RST or something similar) you'll get on an entry level mtn. bike will still benefit a novice rider more than a rigid fork. Rear suspension on cheaper bikes is another story. A solid hardtail is a better decision than some craptastic full suspension bike that will be heavy and inefficient.
Well, I disagree with you. Check out the GT Peace 9er, it's in the high $400 range, with disc brakes and 29in wheels. What can you get with a suspension fork for that price?

Not to mention, what does a POS RST fork really get you? They're all undersprung, so you're going to bob on the uphills, they'll bottom out on any jump, and the amount of vibration they actually dampen is minimal compared to a steel shock (even less if the frame is steel too).

Buy some thicker gloves. If you really get in to trail riding, you're gonna want a fork that can take bigger hits anyway, if you stick to fireroads/pavement, you'll be much happier with a rigid fork. That's my two cents.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:47 AM   #424
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Check out the GT Peace 9er, it's in the high $400 range, with disc brakes and 29in wheels. What can you get with a suspension fork for that price?
Yes, that's a good price, but 29ers are a pretty small niche (fad?) in the MTB world and are usually only ridden by avid cyclists who already own a slew of bikes but want to try something different. I doubt many first time buyers/riders are going to go that route.
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Well, I disagree with you. Check out the GT Peace 9er, it's in the high $400 range, with disc brakes and 29in wheels. What can you get with a suspension fork for that price?

Not to mention, what does a POS RST fork really get you? They're all undersprung, so you're going to bob on the uphills, they'll bottom out on any jump, and the amount of vibration they actually dampen is minimal compared to a steel shock (even less if the frame is steel too).

Buy some thicker gloves. If you really get in to trail riding, you're gonna want a fork that can take bigger hits anyway, if you stick to fireroads/pavement, you'll be much happier with a rigid fork. That's my two cents.
OK, first, the Peace 9r is nowhere near the high $400s, especially with multi speeds (I won't even get into the illogic of putting a novice rider on a single speed). It's almost $800 and you can get a really serious cross-country hardtail for that kind of dough.
http://www.gtbicycles.com/usa/eng/Pr...ard-Tail/#5803

Second, As nhmtns has stated, both 29ers, and rigid forks are niche bikes for people who want to add to an already robust quiver of bikes. It would be like teaching someone how to drive in an amphibicar. Let him get a good basic bike, find out what he likes and branch off from there.
Trek, Specialized an others make good solid trail bikes in the <$600 range that have disc brakes and decent middle of the road components. If he spent a little more he could even get a good bike with a frame that was worthy of upgrading components.
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ries/4300disc/
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...d=107&gold_ses
Yes, they do have Suntour or RST forks that weight 5 pounds and bottom out over big drops, but they are solid and functional, and generally enhance the overall riding experience, rather than detracting from it. Of course a better fork would be better, but my Fox36 costs more than these whole bikes.
I guess if he wants to get into biking he might as well find out now about the fringe groups in the sport, such as the "single-speeders," the "steel-is-real," "rigid forkers," and the "29ers." They are all well and good, but do not represent the mainstream of the sport.
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