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Buying your first XC Mountain Bike for Beginners, N00bs, and Newbies #1

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  1. can I drop 10ft to the ground with a normal $250 MTB? no upgrades or anything

  2. Good video for someone like me just starting out. Thank you for the effort. Liked

  3. my seat is too small had to get a new one god my ass hurt for days

  4. my seat is too small had to get a new one god my ass hurt for days

  5. Are cerrara good enough

  6. Got a Diamondback Axis recently. Enjoying hitting the trails and riding in general. Great exercise and a lot of fun. I paid $400 on sale from $600. The brakes could use an upgrade and possibly the front-end. Would like to add a dropper post in the future. even with those upgrades, I'll be in the bike less than $1k and will have a great ride. T6-6160 frame is a little heavy, but I'm not ready or willing to spend the money on carbon just yet.

  7. haha haha I had the first bike that said it wasn't for off roading but it's a bike aye I'm going to go off roading no matter what.

  8. $99 on ebay

  9. driftingmaster 4

    Any good companies or models I can look for?

  10. I wanna get a Giant ATX27.5 2 which is a little under $500. This will be my first bike in almost 10 years. How are giants?

  11. Jantony Velazquez

    lol ty for the vid!

  12. The MLG Video Maker

    fuck u I'm doing it anyways

  13. Everyone for sure should use water bladders. I have mine in a big pack so I can pick up bottles and trash idiot bikers leave on the trail.

  14. Robert Gallimore

    So I also see these "fat" bikes. What are they and why would anyone want a bike with a monster-truck style wheel? I'm 6'8 300lb, would something like this be of any benefit or is it just hype?

  15. The only people that are defending and/or saying you can get a decent bike at Wal-Mart are the people who got suckered into buying a bike at Wal-Mart… lol

  16. I think you had really good, practical advice for people brand new to cycling. I spent months researching bikes online, and then bought an aluminum Schwinn with front suspension at the dreaded W-Mart for about $450. And, you're right, don't spend much more than that on your first bike. I out grew the Schwinn within a few months – I was also riding 60 miles a week. And, the seat makes a huge difference. It's my opinion that you buy the bike that fits best to your body and riding style, and then your first upgrade is your seat. Thanks for the video!

  17. truthaboveagenda

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    Witty video!!

    One of the most clever that i have seen on U tube.        Joseph

  18. Start with $100-200 bikes like hardtail ranger/sidewinder and faux suspension side walks bike. Level up to $350-700 aluminum mtb bikes from more riding and rougher terrain. 

  19. Collecting Heroes

    Now is the best time of year to buy a bike. January/Feb is when all the bike shops are clearencing out the previous model year. I just recently bought a Haro Carbon Fiber mountain bike that normally retails for $2600, for $1100, (yes this is a steal). I have seen what bike people would consider "real" bikes from GT, Giant, Scott for 40-60% off their normal price (yes real savings, not make believe MSRP). The bike industry is somewhat like cars, no one wants last years models as much as this years, so the savings can be huge. I've seen quality bikes with Alivio componants, and Suntour XCR or entry level Rockshox for $499. When buying a bike (a real bike not Walmart crap) look for Shimano components. They go in assenting order of Tourney (crap walmart bike grade), Altus, Acera, Alivio, Deore, Slx, XT, XTR (yah, if you are watching this you probably aren't getting XTR as the rear deralier alone costs three times as much as a Walmart bike). Most bike shop grade bikes in the lower end will have Altus, Acera or Alivio…try to get the highest grade possible for your money. 

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