newguy44 wrote:Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the help. I have also foud quite a few diamondback bikes that are fairly affordable. I know they used to make some good BMX bikes but are they worth anything at all as far as mountain bikes go?
Spartan wrote:I should have prefaced that all my info and pricing opinions were based solely on 29er hardtail info I learned as I went through the process..
I would never even consider a 26" bike being 6'-2".....He's 6'-7"!!....just my opinion 29er all the way baby!
Spartan wrote:I agree with Greg that those airbornes seem to be a really great buy...just caution if you buy it from an online dealer ...if something goes wrong you could be out of commission for a while trying to get something fixed thats under warranty plus the fees involved with mailing stuff back and forth. Maybe you can get an airborne from an LBS not sure...
spazjensen wrote:400 dollars might get you started but there will be some sacrafice in component setup. just be prepared to occasionsally spend money one either fixing parts that break soon after you get the bike or spend it on getting parts for your bike that cater to your needs. that was my experience when i first started out riding and getting my first real serious bike.
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