Bringing Sexy Back
- Jan 26, 2010
I have SPD shoes and pedals already. I'm just having fun with this thing right now, no plans to spend any money on MTB stuff. It's a 2-3 times a year type of thing.I’m gonna be the mountain bike snob and say a buncha stuff you probably already know but I want you to feel the joys of mountain biking so:
Those wheels are very small for mountain biking. 27.5 is fine and 29’s are ideal for going over big things
I’m worried that no rear suspension and garbage front suspension will keep you from having a pleasurable mountain biking experience and then you’ll give up on it.
And you’ll have to invest in SPD’s anyway after you chuck the pedals. Have you looked for used full suspensions in the $600-$800 range?
There's a jump park/pump track near my place if I want to work on this stuff.
My brother in law wants to sell me a 2022 Marin San Quentin 1 (27.5" hardtail). I rode it on some technical trails, was too scared to push it, didn't get a good feel for it. It felt super heavy, even heavier than this dept store special Mongoose.
Curious to try a full suspension but there's nothing even remotely close to that price point here.