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Whats a preferred mountian bike thats built well, lightweight and isnt too expensive for an adult rider?

Mctodd50 3 Aug 5
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You can get great deals on craigslist. Take a bit of time to learn components and frames as many bikes are cobbed together with different quality components. It doesn't take long to learn how to assemble your own and it's a great hobby. Hard to go wrong with Trek if you just want quality off the rack.

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I bought a cheap Monsoon Mountain Bike. It had to be fixed right away because the brakes never worked right.

The lesson to be learned here is:
You get what you pay for.

Do some online research first. Find the features that are important to you and see what bikes have those features and go from there. Then, the best thing to do is to find a dealer that knows about bikes and talk to them.

@Mctodd50 You're Welcome!

First advice, don't buy a bike at a store like Walmart etc....buy a bike at a real bicycle shop. The sales folks will make sure you get a bike that fits you and help you adjust the seat. Prepare to spend $500 or more. Or buy a quality bike used, contact some bike clubs of riders and ask for contacts.

@Canyonlori That's what happened to me. Social Security doesn't pay a lot, so I couldn't pay for a really good bike. The Monsoon works great now with the new brakes on it.

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I’m interested in opinions on this too.

Haemish1 Level 8 Aug 5, 2019