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vertical or mongoose
i am looking for a new bike that is inexpensive but is a great buy. i want to eather buy a vertical or a mongoose bike at eather walmart or costco. I have been looking at many of them but caint make up my mind. i want a mountain bike but i want disc brakes and good suspension too. any info would really help.thanks
Posted by Garrett77 a 15 year old Weekend Warrior riding a looking from tennessee on 06/07/04

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  • Re: vertical or mongoose

    Hey Garrett, this is a tough question because costco and walmart don't sell bikes that have good brakes or suspension.

    There's a site you should check out http://www.bikesrnottoys.com/


    Go to a bike shop instead of wally world or costco. The bikes are built better and most shops will fit you better and provide you with service. There's more to owning a bike than the original purchase. Also, ride a few bikes before you settle on one.

    A good set of V brakes work better than bad discs and a nice hardtail is a good way to go for a first bike, it'll help you learn proper bike handling... how to ride smoothly and pick your lines. A good bike shop bike will cost upwards of $500. Look for last year's model... but nothing much older... and you can save $ since they have to clear the old stuff to make way for the new.
    Posted by ZG a 34 year old riding a XRCFEX from Studio City on 06/07/04

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  • Re: vertical or mongoose
    i assume by being 15, u dont have much money...
    find a good used bike on Ebay and leave the Wal-Mart
    stuff to people who use them for street riding, like ZG
    Posted by The real fatcat on 06/08/04

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    • Re: vertical or mongoose

      Sell your jukebox and buy a spider... so someone can steal it and we can all hear about how you cried... and wet yourself.

      If the guy is new to bikes, do you think he knows what used bike to buy? How about condition?
      Posted by ZG a 34 year old riding a XRCFEX from Studio City on 06/08/04

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    • Re: vertical or mongoose
      YASAI, as usual...
      Posted by CrzyRidr3 a 32 year old riding a SantaBansheeCruzScreamBlurr on 06/16/04

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      • Re: vertical or mongoose
        But ZG is only street riding. :-p
        Posted by Endo Verendo riding a Pushed 4-Spot from The Valley on 06/17/04

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        • Re: vertical or mongoose

          Funny that you're comment is to Crazyrider. I'd guess that out of everyone on this site, in the last six months, he's the only one on this site whose bikes have touched less dirt than mine!

          =)
          Posted by ZG a 34 year old riding a XRCFEX from Studio City on 06/17/04

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          • Re: vertical or mongoose
            Why are you even going there....considering I'm the only one on the site, in the last six months, that hasn't totally flamed you about your lack of riding and over-eating...!?!?

            =P
            Posted by CrzyRidr3 a 32 year old riding a SantaBansheeCruzScreamBlurr on 06/17/04

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            • Re: vertical or mongoose


              Oh no you didn't...

              I don't over-eat... I under-ride.


              Posted by ZG a 34 year old riding a XRCFEX from Studio City on 06/20/04

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              • Re: vertical or mongoose
                And again....no comment should have been directed my way...from you...as I'm not the droid you're looking for...

                ; )
                Posted by CrzyRidr3 a 32 year old riding a SantaBansheeCruzScreamBlurr on 06/21/04

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  • Re: vertical or mongoose
    How bout Huffy or even a Pacific?And are Magnas any good?


    Anything not made in the USA is a POS!
    ;-)
    Posted by Pain Freak riding a Surly Turner from The 909 on 06/20/04

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  • Re: vertical or mongoose
    if youre looking to save money but want to get a bike that would fit you try giong to a local bike shop other than walmart or kmart and look into a raleigh or diamondback bike with full suspension and disc brakes. before the trails that i have been on, the local shop has tuned up my bike each time free of charge. walmart and kmart can't provide that kind of service.
    Posted by Diamondback321 a 24 year old Weekend Warrior riding a DIAMONDBACK COIL from LONG BEACH on 06/21/04

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  • Re: vertical or mongoose
    I use have MTB bike which I have been using from last 4 years to do stunts on it. Recently it got damaged badly while performing a stunt. I have searched in assignment masters blog article about the latest bikes in the present day market and lucky came across your blog. I want to buy good and cheap bike till my MTB get repaired.
    Posted by Patricktinker on 04/07/17

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