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Hey guys,
I'm new to this forum and also a mtb-beginner, greeting to all first.:)
Currently I am looking for a new mtb and also a suit for myself, so wanna find some suggestions here.
About the mtb I would like to choose Giant, now I cannot make my decision between ATX770 and ATX770D. Are there any big differences between them? Which one would be better for a beginner?
And about the suit, I am interested in one, but there are two different styles: the first and the second. I'm wondering which style would most people prefer to choose?
Best regards and thanks in advance.
 

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If you have a lot of money and feel like buying a kit like that, go for it. However, I would save your money for a nice helmet or something more practical. you don't need a pro kit to mash around the woods for a few hours when you are brand new. definitely get some padded cycling shorts. I wear some with cargo shorts over them. and I just wear athletic t-shirts instead of racing jerseys.

get into some clipless shoes and pedals asap.
 

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Its not as much about style as comfort/protection on mountain bikes, buy more then one pair of padded shorts, or liners so you can always have clean ones.
Buying the best bike you can now will save you from upgraditis, that gets expensive real fast.
Training/Conditioning have been the most important things for my ol' body, diet is another thing that needs consideration.
Happy Trails
 

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The ATX 770 looks like it was not a bad spec. in the '90s. Consider something newer. If you're on a tight budget, stop by Recycled Cycles and Second Ascent, and see if they have something for you. REI is doing a clearance, so you might score on a 2010 bike, and there's a Play It Again right next to them.

I'd leave wearing another team's kit to the fashion cyclists. Pick up some MTB shorts - little more protection, both from the trail and the elements, assuming you're starting riding soon, while there's still a lot of mud around. The ones with a removable liner are better. Running shirts do the same job as a cycling jersey for about a third the price, if you don't need the back pockets.
 

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Hmmm, it seems that a professional cycling jersey is unnecessary. I would try to look for some running shirts and padded cycling shorts. Thank you for your advice.
However, Giant is not good? So which is the best among mtb brands?
 

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Hmmm, it seems that a professional cycling jersey is unnecessary. I would try to look for some running shirts and padded cycling shorts. Thank you for your advice.
However, Giant is not good? So which is the best among mtb brands?
Giant is fine. It's just really strange that you're looking at two models that aren't made anymore (2001 is the newest I saw) as if they are sitting on the showroom floor.
 

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How much do you have to spend on a new bike?? I would go with some pants like this and some padded shorts like this a tad more manly.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=51260
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=37938
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=1524

As far as Giant bikes go they are great bikes but you need a newer one for example

http://www.treefortbikes.com/#navbar=pro___333222368477___823
http://www.treefortbikes.com/#navbar=pro___333222355527___823
 

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Mr. Blonde said:
Giant is fine. It's just really strange that you're looking at two models that aren't made anymore (2001 is the newest I saw) as if they are sitting on the showroom floor.
They also launched several version in different years. The two options I found are ATX770(2009) and ATX770D(2011). Pics are shown in the attachment.
 

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