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Old 02-13-2010, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
I'm doing a road trip through the States in Spring, looking to buy a cheap-ass mountain bike (i.e <$100) and ride as much as I can for as cheap as possible..
Anyone have any tips on where to ride around Portland in May?

I've done a bit of riding at home, I'm not an expert by any means but I love single track stuff
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont think i would take a $100 mountain bike on any serious trail.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont think i would take a $100 mountain bike on any serious trail.
Agreed.

You probably find a descent used hard tail for $500 that you could ride the piss out of. Check ebay, mtbr classifeds and pink buy/sell for some good deals on used bikes. Just be careful...ask for lots of good close up pictures if you take this route.

I have never mtb in oregon, but I know there is lots of epic riding there...
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I was thinking the same thing. Even a cheap walmart bike is going to be more than that. check out ebay or try to find something on craigslist.

Good luck with the trip.
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nah I've thrashed shitty bikes around plenty of trails before, we don't ride hard just do it for fun...
Any recommendations on places? That's really what I'm after here
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