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Looking to get a new/used MTB, not looking to spend over $750. What’s my best bang for the buck? Probably only going to be used to take the kids in a trailer around forest preserves and what not. Won’t be anything hardcore.
 

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Tell me why this is a bad buy: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/stance-29-2

Be mindful, BMXer used to fixies who hasn't ridden in ~12 years and is now an out of shape dad. Also, we obviously don't have the terrain you have out west so really only flatland trails and riding with wife and the kid.

$1600 is already too rich for me but that looks to be where "good" FS bikes even start.

Also, 6'1" 240. So I'd assume a large frame would fit? Maybe step up to extra large? I know each manufacturer has their own idea of what size frame fits which height.
 
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Tell me why this is a bad buy: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/stance-29-2

Be mindful, BMXer used to fixies who hasn't ridden in ~12 years and is now an out of shape dad. Also, we obviously don't have the terrain you have out west so really only flatland trails and riding with wife and the kid.

$1600 is already too rich for me but that looks to be where "good" FS bikes even start.

Also, 6'1" 240. So I'd assume a large frame would fit? Maybe step up to extra large? I know each manufacturer has their own idea of what size frame fits which height.
Not bad at all for the price honestly. You’ll get a better group set going with a hardtail but I think FS is worth the buy in. Only thing is it does not have a dropper post. Once you start having fun I think it’ll be a worthwhile upgrade. Plenty of good and “cheap” ones from companies like oneup or even the giant branded post.

yea large for sure. I’m the same height with a 33” inseam and rock a large.
 

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So this morning, all happy biking up hill, pop goes the chain, smoked the derailleur.... Was thinking about tossing the bike in the lake....

But then, Google to The Rescue.
A fine Gentlemen on the side of the road 6 miles away set me straight.

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The Bike Shop

12037 WI-42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 https://g.co/kgs/8LVUcX

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Hey Joel ilikemtb999 ilikemtb999 how much life is left in these tires? 90% of what I have been doing lately is street riding, but I do occasionally hit some small trails. Looking for your expert advice.

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Looks like they’ve been going straight down a street for a while :rofl:

With the side knobs still in tact they’d be fine for summer trail riding. I’d rock them for the season if you’re going to keep street ripping
 

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Yeah like I said the most of what I have been doing is on the street. I appreciate the advice!
 

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Probably would have less rolling resistance and still enough off road grip with a set of micro knobbies when those are toast. I forgot what I have on my MTB but they’re not bad on road.
 

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Probably would have less rolling resistance and still enough off road grip with a set of micro knobbies when those are toast. I forgot what I have on my MTB but they’re not bad on road.
I was thinking about heading that route, can you post some examples? Thanks DanJoy DanJoy
 

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They’ll still wear out with all the pavement miles you’re putting on them, it’s just a lot smoother and more efficient with a tire that isn’t so knobby.
 

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They couldn’t just fix/replace the cassette or freewheel?

ordered myself one of these.
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and the wife one of these.
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distributors are already wiped out so I’m looking at the first week of August apparently.
Still up in the air on these. Full Factory oversold these and my original shop isn’t getting the bikes in that they were promised in August. I’m now waiting on an email to go out from Let’s Roast in Chicago with what they’re getting so I can call them and reserve them.
 
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Didn’t notice they were 27.5 when you first posted up. Most always seem to be 26. There’s a few other 26 big wheel bmx bikes out there :dunno:
 

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Yeaaaa I don’t like the Haro’s, the GT’s have V brakes in a weird spot. I’ve looked at a few others and don’t like them. Any recommendations?
 
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There’s a surly one, it’s more mtb than bmx. I think subrosa made one and I swear fit made one but can’t find them.
 
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There’s that Sunday 29” one but being they’re the same as fair dale, might have an issue finding one.
 

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Fit did make one but I think they aren’t now since S&M is making those Cook Brothers-esque Covid Cruisers. I wasn’t as interested in the fit as it had a unsealed rear hub and I think a freewheel but I don’t remember. If I really wanted to go crazy I’d buy a 26” Taj Frame and fork and build it up. I need to take inventory of what I have in my parents basement.
 

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