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Old 04-03-2007, 08:00 PM   #3466
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Hey Scott, check these out. Seamless tubing, and a reasonable price.

http://www.habcycles.com/road.html
The guy that owns/runs Habanero was active on one of the cycling boards I was going to. Seems like a good way to get into Ti without the big $$.

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Old 04-03-2007, 08:09 PM   #3467
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The guy that owns/runs Habanero was active on one of the cycling boards I was going to. Seems like a good way to get into Ti without the big $$.

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i wish i would have bought an airborne frame when they first came out.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:38 PM   #3468
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Hey Scott, check these out. Seamless tubing, and a reasonable price.

http://www.habcycles.com/road.html
Nice price. Anyone know how they ride?

It's another aluminum/carbon job, but the Van Dessels have a certain class yumminess.

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Old 04-04-2007, 06:15 AM   #3469
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I am wanting to buy a new bike. What should I get? I am leaning toward a mountain bike. Hardtail or full suspension? Would I be better off buying a strickly mountain bike and a road bike? I was tossing around the idea of a cyclocross bike. Right now I ride mostly city and the bike trail that I have around. I don't know weather I would ever race mountain bike competitively. I used to race bmx awhile back and can seem myself wanting to ride off road. I bascilly am riding now to get into shape for dirt biking and for fun as well. I can see myself wanting to do local events that come up. Possibly both on and off road. I can see myself also getting into cyclocross.

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Old 04-04-2007, 06:44 AM   #3470
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i've had hardtails and full suspention. Most of my riding is off road now. i ride a giant reign 3. it's an "all mountain" bike. lots of travel in the fork and the shock. the full susp is much easier on my butt esp. after 3 or 4 hours of riding. the bike is heavy though (around 32 lbs). it really sucks up the bumps though on the techy stuff. i really like this bike. i'm 46 and it's a great workout and easier on my knees.

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Old 04-04-2007, 07:21 AM   #3471
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I am wanting to buy a new bike. What should I get? I am leaning toward a mountain bike. Hardtail or full suspension? Would I be better off buying a strickly mountain bike and a road bike? I was tossing around the idea of a cyclocross bike. Right now I ride mostly city and the bike trail that I have around. I don't know weather I would ever race mountain bike competitively. I used to race bmx awhile back and can seem myself wanting to ride off road. I bascilly am riding now to get into shape for dirt biking and for fun as well. I can see myself wanting to do local events that come up. Possibly both on and off road. I can see myself also getting into cyclocross.

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XR,

We've discussed this topic quite a bit earlier in this very thread.

Tough to answer based on the limited info here but if you raced BMX and are riding for dirt bike fitness I think it sounds like you should start with a mountain bike.

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Old 04-04-2007, 07:23 AM   #3472
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I am wanting to buy a new bike. What should I get? I am leaning toward a mountain bike. Hardtail or full suspension? Would I be better off buying a strickly mountain bike and a road bike? I was tossing around the idea of a cyclocross bike. Right now I ride mostly city and the bike trail that I have around. I don't know weather I would ever race mountain bike competitively. I used to race bmx awhile back and can seem myself wanting to ride off road. I bascilly am riding now to get into shape for dirt biking and for fun as well. I can see myself wanting to do local events that come up. Possibly both on and off road. I can see myself also getting into cyclocross.

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Get all of them. A road bike, a mountain bike, and a cyclocross bike. Then you get weird stuff like fixies and what not. Keep buying bikes until you don't have time to ride them all, it's the only feasible solution. :)
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:41 AM   #3473
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XR,

We've discussed this topic quite a bit earlier in this very thread.

Tough to answer based on the limited info here but if you raced BMX and are riding for dirt bike fitness I think it sounds like you should start with a mountain bike.

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Thanks, I was reading some of it but it will take me a while to get thru the whole thread. Any idea about what page of the thread?
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:45 AM   #3474
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Get all of them. A road bike, a mountain bike, and a cyclocross bike. Then you get weird stuff like fixies and what not. Keep buying bikes until you don't have time to ride them all, it's the only feasible solution. :)
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:48 AM   #3475
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xr. if it was me the first thing i would do is figure out where i would be riding the most. pick 3 local places you would most likely ride and take a few hours to see what others are riding, if its mostly road bikes and some cycclocross mixed in you have your answer. if one is road mostly but that other two are full suspension mountain bikes that look like they came out of beyone thunderdome, you have an answer.


for me trail riding is a lot less boring than road riding. but im better at road riding than i am at trail riding. my next bicycle will be a full suspension mountain bike, or possibly even a single speed with suspension fork.

again see what people near you are riding and ask the bike shop employees whats up, theyll tell you.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:49 AM   #3476
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Yeah, I think I would get bored with road riding. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:34 AM   #3477
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Yeah, I think I would get bored with road riding. Thanks for the help.
There's an easy answer to the potential boredom - go faster.*


* faster = faster than the people you ride with. When possible, ride with bipedal elephant seals straddling ancient bent schwinns with rattling rusted chains and three speeds that haven't seen oil since Sputnik.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:00 AM   #3478
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faster = faster than the people you ride with. When possible, ride with bipedal elephant seals straddling ancient bent schwinns with rattling rusted chains and three speeds that haven't seen oil since Sputnik.

If you need the aforementioned elephant seal, I might be able to help you out. I do have a fancy Trek now, though.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:35 AM   #3479
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Nice price. Anyone know how they ride?

It's another aluminum/carbon job, but the Van Dessels have a certain class yumminess.
Feh. You want AL and carbon get yerself a Tommasso. Made in the same damn factory!

Or a Leader...

Or...

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Old 04-04-2007, 10:44 AM   #3480
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There's an easy answer to the potential boredom - go faster.*


* faster = faster than the people you ride with. When possible, ride with bipedal elephant seals straddling ancient bent schwinns with rattling rusted chains and three speeds that haven't seen oil since Sputnik.
I tried that last week. There was a guy on the club ride who must have been 7' 300+ lbs. The guy put down a 500w earthquake for about an hour....absolutely punished me....until he blew a gasket . I passed him on a climb about 20 miles into the ride and was concerned that he might explode before the top....but the guy was warping his cranks for about an hour
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