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Old 07-15-2005, 03:41 PM
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O.K guys what do you think?
I am trying to tone up my legs. I allready have a muscular upper body, my arms, shoulders, back, abs ect... I Never have akes or pains with after riding, however my legs, after a weekends riding ake for like two-three days.

So I am buying either a push bike (thinking of a cross-country enduro sorta' bike) or one of those inside, pinned to the floor workout bikes.

What do you think would be better? I dont want Bulk, just toned, reliable legs

Help me decide bro's.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:04 PM
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If I had the cash, I'd get a recumbent excercise bike.

You can ride, come rain, snow, too much sun and dark.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:16 PM
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Yea, good point Jonathon, you can use the exercise bike whenever you want, and I suppose it would be easier and quicker to just jump on and workout, plus when I get tired and need a break I could jump off an lye on the sofa

I am just thinking the exercise bike might get boring after a while... I like scenery.
I don't know...
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:17 PM
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Get a mountain bike. not only will you be able to get a great leg workout, but the handling skills you've developed on a moto will make it a fairly easy and very fun transition to mountain biking. It works both ways actually. The light weight and easy handling mountain bikes are a great cross-training tool for handling your moto in addition to the fitness you'll gain.

If you have any questions regarding what to look for in a mountain bike, feel free to PM me. Remember, you get what you pay for in pedal-bikes, so eliminate Wal-Mart specials (or the UK equivalent) from your consideration immediately.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:19 PM
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If I had one, I'd watch moto vids to it. Set it right in front of the TV and have my self a good ole time.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:19 PM
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Get a workout bike they are easier to use and like woody said you can use them anytime even night or day put it in the entertainment room and you can watch and ride.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:25 PM
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Get a mountain bike. not only will you be able to get a great leg workout, but the handling skills you've developed on a moto will make it a fairly easy and very fun transition to mountain biking. It works both ways actually. The light weight and easy handling mountain bikes are a great cross-training tool for handling your moto in addition to the fitness you'll gain.

If you have any questions regarding what to look for in a mountain bike, feel free to PM me. Remember, you get what you pay for in pedal-bikes, so eliminate Wal-Mart specials (or the UK equivalent) from your consideration immediately.

Yea, I know, if I'm buying a bike I definatly want a decent, well built piece of kit.
something like this maybe:


Or maybe not something quite as good as that, but I definatly want a serious bike, if I choose one over an exercise machine that is.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:29 PM
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If I had one, I'd watch moto vids to it. Set it right in front of the TV and have my self a good ole time.
Haha.. yea.
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:07 PM
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If I had one, I'd watch moto vids to it. Set it right in front of the TV and have my self a good ole time.
LOL!!!!

Will the weather keep you from riding, Deano? If so, get the stationary, if not, I'd get a regular bike. JMO, though.
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:09 PM
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Yea, I know, if I'm buying a bike I definatly want a decent, well built piece of kit.
something like this maybe:


Or maybe not something quite as good as that, but I definatly want a serious bike, if I choose one over an exercise machine that is.
I bet that bike cost like $2 or $3,000
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:28 PM
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If you have access to a gym, I'd do squats, those are EXCELLENT for building up your legs, not to mention a bunch of other muscles.
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:51 PM
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YEAH!!! that new trek bike is sweet i had the chance to ride one it was wicked. horrible to peddle though. its a freeride bike (aka 15 foot drops and 25 foot gaps) pretty sick ride :P
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:27 PM
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what about getting both, get a nice excerise bike for bad weather and a nice reliable but cheap mountain bike
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Old 07-15-2005, 10:21 PM
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I have the exact opposite problem as you! I ride BMX and my legs are nothing but muscle!!! My problem is that I have no upper body muscle and I have a whole bunch of fat hanging off my belly
Exercise bikes are okay if you like watching TV and working out at the same time but I would take my BMX bike over an exercise bike ANY day of the week!
I would recommend a decently priced mountain bike and go find some nice trails and hills to climb. Also, make sure you make use of all the gears. Pedal really fast in the lower gears to help build high-speed stamina and push the limits in the high gears when going up inclines to really work the muscles. Also, make sure you get out there and ride every day. Don't overtrain, but make sure you make the best of your time out there and remember to HAVE FUN!!!!!
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:52 PM
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Mountain bike for sure, who wants to be couped up inside on a great day for riding a bike. You don't even have to get the best mountaing bike like that Trek above LOL, but something with full suspension, trust me, its fun.
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:33 AM
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Would you buy a stationary motocross bike to practice on?
If you buy a mountain bike you can do more than just pedal. You can find fun and interesting ways to challange yourself and get a good exersize.
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:38 AM
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If you buy a mountain bike you can do more than just pedal. You can find fun and interesting ways to challange yourself and get a good exersize.

That can result in injury sometimes though....but heck, why not.
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:12 AM
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Mountain bike for sure, who wants to be couped up inside on a great day for riding a bike. You don't even have to get the best mountaing bike like that Trek above LOL, but something with full suspension, trust me, its fun.
If it's a great day to ride the bike, it's even a better day to be at the track
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Old 07-17-2005, 10:47 PM
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That can result in injury sometimes though....but heck, why not.
Umm... I'm more worried about getting hurt on a motocross bike than on a mountain bike.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:53 PM
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LOL!!!!

Will the weather keep you from riding, Deano? If so, get the stationary, if not, I'd get a regular bike. JMO, though.
No, the weather won't keep me from riding, even if it's poring down of rain I'll still ride, It'll be even more fun that way


I think I've made up my mind... I'm going with the mountain bike.
I don't think I'll ever get bored on a bike, it will be great for building my legs, and like some one said, it will be fun and easy to go to from what I've learned from MX, it might even make me a better rider.

So thanks for all the replies and help lads

I will try and post pics of the my new bike when I get it next week, I have 650 right now but I'm planning on spending 800, I should get a nice bike for that, what do you think?
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