Hello. I want to start mtn biking, but I need advice.

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  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Great do it all bike... get to pedalin'!
     
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  2. kazlx

    kazlx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5.5
    That looks like a solid setup for a first bike. It's great to get something decent (and at least semi-newish) to get out there. While there is the 'any bike is better than no bike' mentality, I know that a lot of older bikes (and current super cheap Wal-Mart bike) can just really make the experience not enjoyable. They can be super sketchy and less than stable. Then once starts breaking quickly, people get frustrated. Buy either a used, higher end bike or newer bike for whatever is in a reasonable budget is definitely the way to go. That RM looks like it will serve you well. As someone that held out on droppers for a long time, I can't imagine not having one now. It's a great sport. You can ride alone, in groups, short or long rides, right by your house or do road trips. I can say that so many of my best memories of my life have been on my bike, with my friends riding bikes and on trips to ride bikes. Adding in that it keeps you healthy is just the best piece...
     
  3. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
  4. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Nice! :thumbsup:

    Now I’m going to start prodding you for ride reports. Love to know how a 18” inseam works on a normal bike. :geek:
     
  5. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Nice solid choice! Rocky's are good bikes. I know, I gots me one!
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Happy to hear you’re all in! Joseph is an excellent resource to have for sales, and especially service. I wish he lived 60 miles to the west.

    The 29+ rigs seem like a lot of fun! Palm Canyon is right around the corner!
     
  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '20 Pivot Firebird 29
    @PDUB Great choice!!!! You will LOVE that thing. :thumbsup:

    Where you taking it for its maiden voyage?
     
  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Boost/tapered/threaded... all mandatory on a frame IMHO. Notice the frame is up-gradable, and all the models in the line use the same one. They just hang lighter and pricier pieces of stuff on it. So if you get the bug, you can upgrade the fork, brakes, or wheels EASILY with current technology and bike design. Dropper would be a smart move. Everything else can wait until you start wearing out parts.

    tl;dr ya done good.
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    @PDUB - perfect choice to start. Let's go do a ride.
     
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  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Think he's ready for the Floop, or better to hold off a bit?
     
  11. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    That is a sweet ride, it checked all the boxes. Plus Rocky Mountains are great bikes.
     
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