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  1. 803Beastmode

    803Beastmode Chimp

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    I wouldn't say that I am new to biking, however more of a noob at this point. I mountain biked a lot about 6 years ago and just sort of fell away for a while. Looking to get back into it and wondering what type of bike a beginner should get. I want to do mostly downhill, but also would like to be able to ride daily. Any advice?

    Thanks for any responses.
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    How much do you want to spend?
     
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    803Beastmode Chimp

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    Im going to be able to spend between $300-$500.
     
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    maddog17 Turbo Monkey

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    at that price it'll be tough to find a dh rig even an all mountain.
     
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    Would definitely try to find something on craigslist of Ebay.
     
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    Two different bikes (daily driver, DH rig) and a much, much bigger budget. $300-500 is barely a decent entry level hardtail XC bike nowadays.
     
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    add a zero to your budget, get two bikes.

    Otherwise, look for a Kona Coiler/coilair. Specifically something from the 2007-2011 time frame. You should be able to find one for around $600-1,000.

    Solid 6" bikes that pedal decently, descend well and do everything fairly good, nothing "great".
     
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    803Beastmode Chimp

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    I appreciate all of the feedback. I have been able to increase my budget to about $1500. I have been looking around for something decent.
     
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    I looked at a few different bikes today, which included diamondbacks, treks, and nishikis. Their not very expensive and will work with my budget for just getting back into biking. I am not familiar with Nishiki's and I couldn't find anything on these forums when I searched for them. Is anyone familiar with them?
     
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    maddog17 Turbo Monkey

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    nishiki is owned by the same parent company as diamondback i believe. if you're looking at hardtails then i'd go with the diamondback. better frame to upgrade with. the cheaper fs models they offer are pretty similar to each other. if it's a fs you want, google the diamondback sortie 3 and see if anyone has deals on last years or earlier models. i've got one and love it