Looking to buy a bike in the next couple of weeks. Planning to spend around $2000.
It's been the better part of a decade since I last rode seriously (last bike I owned was a Norco VPS 6, back when <40 lbs was considered "all mountain"), and at that time I lived in PoCo so it was a little bit of a different scene than we have here in Winnemucca to say the least. Probably 80% or more of my riding will be dirt roads and light trails after work. I'd like to get something that would at least be somewhat capable for the odd day back home a few times a year. A co-worker (who I will be riding with most of the time) has a Trek Fuel EX (either 5 or 7, can't remember). Something along those lines would be a pretty good fit IMO, but I'm pretty well out of the loop on what's good, bad, or otherwise.
Technology has changed a lot in the last decade. New wheel sizes, no front derailleur, bikes weigh a fraction of what they used to. What do I need to know before I go spend a couple grand?
That's the problem with cities, they're refuges for the weak, the fish that didn't evolve.
I don't want to google this - sounds like a thing that NSMB will be better at.
Last edited by: Farmer on June 11, 2018, 10:02 p.m., edited 1 time in total.