This ... is wisdom.Eric Z said:definitely check out your local bike shops to see what they have in stock- especially 2010 models. you might just luck out with one in your size. my lbs has had some killer deals- for example, a 2010 paragon for $1200 (regularly around $2K).
+1 Dont rush it. It took me 6mo to find a great deal. Im glad i passed on everything else. The more you look.. the smarter you become in buying a bike.MXPUNK"401" said:The best advice i could give is DO NOT RUSH INTO IT!! take your time and look all over sometimes you can find used bikes that are virtually BRAND NEW just be patient and it will come to you .I just picked up my first and bought used got a killer deal.
Depending on where you live, there might be groups that meet regularly at the trails. Check crasigslist and check on the forums here for your state.Hoven88 said:I am for sure taking my time with this. One of the things really holding me back is that my friends dont ride, and i feel if i'm riding alone for the most part my interest may not last. Does everyone here usually ride by themselves or with others?