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I'm looking for an entry level mountain bike

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:14:11 GMT

Have you moved up to a higher end bike? Or thought you get into cycling but then didn't? Sell me your old bike! I'm looking for an entry level mountain bike. 27.5 or 29" wheels, medium or small frame. Disc brakes. No rear suspension. Front suspension optional. Preference for friction shifters and aluminum frame. What have you got? I don't know if this forum does email notifications so you can text me at 94O-682-I283

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:18:03 GMT

I copied and pasted this from my craigslist ad. I imagine everyone in here is probably well into cycling.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:18:36 GMT

I can't find out how to edit postings.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:40:15 GMT

Why settle for entry level equipment when you clearly sound like you know what you're doing? If you want to have a list of "must haves", trek on down to the Unspoken Bike Shop and Josh or Mat would love to help into something you want. Plus, settling for "entry" level stuff is a waste, because it's not reliable. Get into something that you want dude, it'll serve you better and it's good to visit bike shops and ask about products. There's only one way to learn.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:22:18 GMT

I agree with most of your points. I checked out Flying Tire and I intend to check out Unspoken later this week. However, I also believe in supporting the resale market. If buying used lets me get something for cheaper than bran new, and helps give someone a boost to upgrade to a higher end bike by selling their old one, then that is a good thing. My purchase of someone's used bike might lead to them being able to buy a higher end bran new bike.