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Looking for MTN Bike- Medium Frame

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Thread Starter 

Trying to find a decent but cheap used bike for my nephew, he 5 9", about 170 no heavy use, rails to trails and some single track if anyone has anything or sees anything in the NJ/ny/pa area  Please let me know.

post #2 of 12

www.chainlove.com has put Kona Dawgma's with SLX components on sale today for $899.  All they have left is 17" bikes which could be an ideal fit.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks Rio, more than he wants to spend. I think he's looking at more in the 500 range, I will kick some in but he's on a limited budget. 

post #4 of 12

At $500 you're probably looking at a hardtail (but he's young and can take the extra pounding better than us old farts.)

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

yep! hard tail is fine. 

post #6 of 12

You can get a decent beginer hardtail / rigid off the shelf for that price.

 

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I will do some searching around. I foudn a couple of decent bikes locally on craigslist.

 

http://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/2352679169.html 

 

http://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/2313438190.html     no size posted

 

http://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/2313444333.html   no size posted. 

 

The last one looks like a good bike for him, thoughts?

post #8 of 12

Finn:

 

I have an Ibex 550 Alpine that I could part with.  Bought a Cross bike and that's all I've been riding lately.  

 

I think it's an 18" but I'll check to be sure.  It's 4-5 years old and I paid somewhere around $600 before adding a suspension seatpost, pedals, etc.  Total investment is around $750.  I could let it go for $400ish shipped to you.  I'll also include several sets of tires and tubes that I have stockpiled here.

 

Never crashed hard, good to very good condition.

 

Here are some reviews on the bike:

 

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/xc-hardtail/ibex-bicycles/alpine-550/PRD_363933_1527crx.aspx

 

Mike

post #9 of 12

Performance seems to have some decent prices.

 

Another cheap option: This

And if you know how to wrench your self for about $150 more you can make it geared with This, a set of cables,  cassette, and chain.


Edited by tromano - 5/6/11 at 8:26pm
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks Mike!  I will be speaking with my nephew this weekend and I will discuss what he wants to do.

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by MikeC View Post

Finn:

 

I have an Ibex 550 Alpine that I could part with.  Bought a Cross bike and that's all I've been riding lately.  

 

I think it's an 18" but I'll check to be sure.  It's 4-5 years old and I paid somewhere around $600 before adding a suspension seatpost, pedals, etc.  Total investment is around $750.  I could let it go for $400ish shipped to you.  I'll also include several sets of tires and tubes that I have stockpiled here.

 

Never crashed hard, good to very good condition.

 

Here are some reviews on the bike:

 

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/xc-hardtail/ibex-bicycles/alpine-550/PRD_363933_1527crx.aspx

 

Mike


Or, instead of shipping it to you, you could just make a road trip to the 'burgh . . . smile.gif

 

post #12 of 12


Ok, sounds good.  I could also drop the price a bit if he doesn't want the suspension seatpost, cyclocomputer, pedals, etc.

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

Thanks Mike!  I will be speaking with my nephew this weekend and I will discuss what he wants to do.



 

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