Bike newb here.
Long story short, I would like to get a new bike, because my current one works pretty hard.
How did I figured out my bike works pretty hard? Checking out my friends' bikes and saw a clear difference in performance.
The bike I'd like - a mountain bike that I'll mostly use in the city (there are a lot of holes in the pavement where I live, and I need suspensions for that). Also I'll most likely pedal through forest tracks in the park and near the city.
So /n/, I'd like to know what are the things that I need to check at a bike to make sure it's cool for me and its performance is the best I can get for the money.
had you considered just avoiding the potholes?
Regardless, it's a slow board, so next time go to the buy bike general thread
In the meantime, post your local craigslist and tell me how tall you are and I'll pick something out for you
1) They are almost impossible to avoid. Not to mention the drivers are the best quality douchebags by parking their cars on our tracks most of the time (pic related)
2) Never found a bike general thread. Is it in /n/?
3) We don't have a craigslist where i am. I'm about 1.83m
another pic related.
That's how I do it all the time, but this requires getting off the bike multiple times to avoid breaking the bike and my bike in the multiple potholes. this is why I'm looking for a MTB.
Our equivalents are:
And by parked I mean this
yeah can't make heads or tails of this site haha
You'll just have to lurk my friend
You want about a 20" frame mountain bike, look for brands like Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, etc
Shimano's higher end mountain bike component lines are XTR, XT / Deore XT, LX / Deore LX and Deore, in order of best to worst
so look for any of those