Reply To: Brand Name?


Brand matters big time. I was riding a Walmart POS Mongoose for several years before I got my first real bike. The difference was night and day. Once I got a decent bike I really started enjoying riding instead of just riding to ride. I picked up a 2009 Cannondale F7 that retails new for around $700 out the door tax included for $475 with 25 miles on it. Turned around 6 months later and sold it for $400, it was still in flawless shape when I sold it. I got my best friend into mountain Biking this year and he picked up a really nice 2008 Trek 6000 for $250 on Craigslist.

Look on Ebay and Craigslist. You can find some really sweet deals. A used reputable brand name bike that was taken care of is going to be way better than a brand new anything from Walmart. Good luck!