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Costco Northrock bike advice

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[OP]
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Jan 13, 2018
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Costco Northrock bike advice

I am looking at buying costcos northrock xc27 bike and have a budget of $400-$500. Im wondering how this bike would compare to any Gt bikes or if this bike is any good.
I am not an expert rider and just started mountain biking.
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Deal Guru
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Oct 5, 2008
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Toronto
there are several threads discussing entry level bikes.

where do you plan to ride it?

What kind of riding do you do?

How tall and heavy are you?
[OP]
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Jan 13, 2018
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I am 5 foot 8 and weigh 180lbs. My plan is to start on beginner trials and make my way up to more advanced ones. I will not be jumping the bike like crazy but I want something that can take beatings and last a long time.
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Newmarket
Modinilay wrote: I am 5 foot 8 and weigh 180lbs. My plan is to start on beginner trials and make my way up to more advanced ones. I will not be jumping the bike like crazy but I want something that can take beatings and last a long time.
This is not that bike, unfortunately. At $400, there is no way that suspension system will be on any benefit (unless adding weight to the bike is a benefit).

Happy to provide other options, but $400 is not going to get you a trail bike that can take beatings and last a long time.
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Crna Gora
So not true. he is a casual rider. This is more than enough for anyone.
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GTA
nimfomanijak wrote: So not true. he is a casual rider. This is more than enough for anyone.
Agree. When OP said "mountain biking" I think he/ she was implying the occasional unpaved trail.

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