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I have been looking for a mountain bike for a couple weeks now and I am sick of looking. Waaaaaay too much information overload. So much to know that I don't want to really learn. Just being honest.

I want to ride 50% roads, 40% dirt trails and 10% rough terrain.

I don't want junk components that I will have to upgrade later.

I want to spend between $500 and $600.

I have scoured craigs, bikesonline, and LBS.

After reading lots and lots of posts about each brand and I tired :)

2011 Diamondback Overdrive for ~ $450
2011 Windsor for ~$550
2011 Gary Fisher Marlin for ~ $550

or this:

Frame: 2004 Kona Cowan hardtail
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Dirt Jump 3
Handlebar: Easton MonkeyBar riser
Grips: Ergon GP-1 L
Headset: FSA Pig
Stem: BlkMrkt
Saddle: BlkMrkt Brass Knuckles
Crankset: RaceFace single speed with bashguard, chain-keeper and Redline cranks
Pedals: Redline platforms
Rear shifter/derailleur: Shimano Deore LX (matching group, equivalent to SLX)
Brakes: Hayes Carbon Stroker
Wheels: Mavic EX 325 Disc with XT rear hub, Quanta front hub
Tires: Michelin Wild Grip 'R (rear) and Michelin All Mountain Expert (front)

LOLOLOL

Put my mind at ease...what should I go buy today so I CAN START RIDING!!!!

:D
 

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Well, for starters, $600 and junk components usually go hand-in-hand. Maybe not walmart junk, but pretty much the bottom of the barrel.

If I were you, I'd get something like a Redline D440 that has a rigid fork. Since you'll either be on the road or mellow trails 90% of the time, rigid will serve you much better. You should be able to get one for less than $600. If you're really brave, I'd suggest getting a rigid singlespeed, like a Redline Monocog or GT Peace. Tons of fun.
 

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Well, for starters, $600 and junk components usually go hand-in-hand. Maybe not walmart junk, but pretty much the bottom of the barrel.

If I were you, I'd get something like a Redline D440 that has a rigid fork. Since you'll either be on the road or mellow trails 90% of the time, rigid will serve you much better. You should be able to get one for less than $600. If you're really brave, I'd suggest getting a rigid singlespeed, like a Redline Monocog or GT Peace. Tons of fun.
Not brave. :)

Was picking up my wife's bike from the LBS and bought a gary fisher marlin for $550.

Search over.

If something breaks...oh well. Should be fine for what I want.

Thanks guys
 
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