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    Looking Into Buying a Bike

    Love the look of off-road mountain bikes, but I realize they may not be practical for the urban jungle. Definitely don't want a road or cruiser. Any insight is appreciated.

    If this doesn't go as planned, a kayak may be the next choice. No, I'm not kidding.

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    How about a hybrid?

    They are much more durable than a road bike, and seemingly better suited for Staten Island than a mountain bike. How much are you looking to spend?

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    I have a Harley 883 Sportster.

    Great bike, but it's a cruiser.

    If I ever got a sport bike, it'd be a Ducati.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Love the look of off-road mountain bikes, but I realize they may not be practical for the urban jungle. Definitely don't want a road or cruiser. Any insight is appreciated.

    If this doesn't go as planned, a kayak may be the next choice. No, I'm not kidding.
    Are you talking "bicycle" or "motorcycle"????

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    Quote Originally Posted by simijet View Post
    Are you talking "bicycle" or "motorcycle"????
    I thought he meant dirt bike when I first read it... Now I'm not so sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    I have a Harley 883 Sportster.

    Great bike, but it's a cruiser.

    If I ever got a sport bike, it'd be a Ducati.

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    Cross here's a layup for you


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    Anyone else fear this could actually be leading to this?











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    And finally.

    Last edited by crossfire; 07-14-2012 at 11:05 PM.

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    If you're not a pro mountain biker, just get front suspension. I wouldn't spend more than 600-800$ on your first bike. Don't let the guy talk you into a better model bike, especially if you're going to use it 3-4 times a month (at the most).

    Disc brakes are a must, some bikes don't put them on, and then you'll need them after. Try stopping without disc breaks when your tired is all muddy. Not happening.

    Hit me up with questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    If you're not a pro mountain biker, just get front suspension. I wouldn't spend more than 600-800$ on your first bike. Don't let the guy talk you into a better model bike, especially if you're going to use it 3-4 times a month (at the most).

    Disc brakes are a must, some bikes don't put them on, and then you'll need them after. Try stopping without disc breaks when your tired is all muddy. Not happening.

    Hit me up with questions.
    Why does my "friend's" upper lip smell like black licorice?

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    I'd someone say kayak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I'd someone say kayak?
    Freakin' illegals.

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    Might want to consider a dual sport or maybe a Motard like this.



    Not the best of both worlds but still Hella fun and not to expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I'd someone say kayak?
    Lmao...you are back on the hooch.

    Nice sentence.





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    wait a sec...
    Are we talking motorcycle or bicycle?
    So much confusion. get the kayak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Lmao...you are back on the hooch.

    Nice sentence.





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    How dare you.

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    Anyone else get the sense this is going to be one of those Supe threads where Jetworks asks for advice, disappears to the arcade and never comes back to answer our querries or accept our sage wisdom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Anyone else get the sense this is going to be one of those Supe threads where Jetworks asks for advice, disappears to the arcade and never comes back to answer our querries or accept our sage wisdom?

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    Lol, remember when he wanted to be a sports broadcaster? That thread, wherever it is, belongs in the JI canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simijet View Post
    Are you talking "bicycle" or "motorcycle"????
    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    I thought he meant dirt bike when I first read it... Now I'm not so sure...
    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I'd someone say kayak?
    Quote Originally Posted by majormajor42 View Post
    wait a sec...
    Are we talking motorcycle or bicycle?
    So much confusion. get the kayak.


    Sorry, I meant bicycle. Pritty, pritty st00pid on my part.

    Quote Originally Posted by simijet View Post
    They are much more durable than a road bike, and seemingly better suited for Staten Island than a mountain bike. How much are you looking to spend?
    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    If you're not a pro mountain biker, just get front suspension. I wouldn't spend more than 600-800$ on your first bike. Don't let the guy talk you into a better model bike, especially if you're going to use it 3-4 times a month (at the most).

    Disc brakes are a must, some bikes don't put them on, and then you'll need them after. Try stopping without disc breaks when your tired is all muddy. Not happening.

    Hit me up with questions.

    That's exactly what I am looking to spend. What brands make respectable hybrids and/or mountain bikes in that range? How are the Novaras and Marins sold at REI? Are the 29ers complete overkill for street/light trail use?

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