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Mountain Bike Recommendations

Discussion in 'Non-Moto' started by OSU85, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. OSU85

    OSU85 PR Member

    Wondering if there's any mountain biker moto guys here and what you recommend. Just took a non mountain bike out to a 6 mile trail loop and had a lot of fun, but think for sure I need some front suspension at least. I am wanting to get an idea for how cheap I can go and have the bike hold up while having fun still.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated
     
  2. ohiowildman939

    ohiowildman939 PR Member

    Location:
    Over there
    Racing Number:
    3.141592653589753
    I prefer full suspension because it's easier on my back but you would be fine with a hardtail in Ohio. Don't buy a cheap bike!! I would go with a bike with 27.5 wheels. I've ridden one and they're awesome. Look for a lightly used bike. They're out there for a good price if you take the time to look. Figure to spend 1200-1500 minimum for a good new bike. That's my opinion anyway. Get on the Ohio mountain bike association site. There's usually good bikes for sale on there.
     
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  3. C Hudak

    C Hudak PR Addict

    Location:
    Lordstown, OH
    Racing Number:
    2
    Bikesdirect.com
     
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  4. Brittany

    Brittany PR Member

    Location:
    Minerva
    Racing Number:
    819
    Marlin7 lock out suspension when not needed and lock in when needed. We bought a pair of Treks for both road/offroad and love them. The hydraulic brakes are awesome as well.
     
  5. MX099

    MX099 PR Addict

    Location:
    Oil City, PA
    Racing Number:
    7
    IMG_0029.jpg I have a Scott Genius 930 and my wife has a Scott Spark 700. Both are full suspension. I didn't have anything going on last Sunday so I tried a 3 hour endurance race. I made 2 laps, 16 miles in 3:21. It was fun. There were a lot of hills, rocks, roots, and a creek crossing. I would do another one but I won't go out of my way to find one.
     
  6. OSU85

    OSU85 PR Member

    Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Would 27.5 wheels good for a someone on the shorter end of tall(6'2/3")?

    Those bikes look pretty nice and really like the idea of doing a race to be honest, so that's awesome MX099. The whole time I was riding I was thinking I just want to race some people lol. Kind of disappointed I didn't see the Marlin with on/off suspension. That sounds to be just what I am looking for. Really cool
     
  7. ohiowildman939

    ohiowildman939 PR Member

    Location:
    Over there
    Racing Number:
    3.141592653589753
    27.5 wheels will be fine. Any higher end bike with air forks and/or rear shock will have the lock out option. The newer fox rear shocks also have an option called pro pedal which dampens the shock to compensate for the bounce you make while pedaling. I've ridden in Ohio and Michigan and I never locked my suspension out. Never had a reason to. I would go to a quality bike shop and have them go over bike sizes and fitting with you. Having the right size bike makes all the difference.
     
  8. MX099

    MX099 PR Addict

    Location:
    Oil City, PA
    Racing Number:
    7
    The suspension on both of the Scott's has a lock out switch on the handlebars.
    I like the 29" wheels. My wife has 27.5"
     
  9. ddmx488

    ddmx488 PR Addict

    Location:
    Midland MI
    Racing Number:
    488
    I have a 2006 specialized epic comp that might be right up your alley. It's a full suspension cross country style mtb.
     
  10. Brittany

    Brittany PR Member

    Location:
    Minerva
    Racing Number:
    819
    I'M 5'9 have the 29.5 inch wheels with a 17.5" bike. for 6'2 just by all the research we had to do your going to want a 17.5-19" bike.
     

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