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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: King of Prussia, PA
    ME: PRS CE22
    MA: Richard Cogger Classical
    MB: Fender Bulletbass
    Rig: Mesa Mark V/TA30

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    Bike Recommendations

    So i've been commuting by bicycle for 6 weeks and pretty much plan to stick with it. Also have been getting into it a bit as a hobby and have been hitting a few trails near by. Mostly have been road biking however. I have a pretty solid import which I plan to keep as a loaner but am looking to invest a dual mtb/commuter. Price range would be 8-1400 but preferably closer to 1 k. I don't really need front shocks but wouldn't be opposed to them if they're quality. Prefer flat or riser bars but could always change that on my own in future. Needs to be able to take a beating (I'm trying to have fun with it). Ultimately I'm going to go around to the tons of portland bakeshops and try out bikes till I find one I really gel with, but I really have little idea where to start. My current bike has 32" wheels and I'd like to go with something much smaller for more maneuverability on trails.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
    MA: Martin D-28
    Rig: Mesa/Boobies Stiletto

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    If you don't need a front suspension, and you're mainly on the road, I'd get a cyclecross bike. I've got a Fuji Cross that I switch tires out on, depending on the ride. It's got 700x25c slicks on it most of the time, but it will take up to a 44c knobby tire.

    Mine's a dropbar, but they make flatbar cross bikes, too. They really are the do it all bikes, since they handle paved roads, gravel, dirt, and light singletrack.
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  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Just outside Boston
    ME: Jackson DXMG
    MA: ibanez
    Rig: Jam Up/Bias

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    Yup cx bike is what you're looking for

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