I also suggest to buy used, but it can be hard to know what to look for.
There are so many factors involved, that it's to give advice in this forum.
My first suggestion would be to stick with the name brand used bikes; Trek, Specialized, Giant, Marin (there are others, but these are the most prolific).
Look at the manufacturers current websites to get an idea of the type of bike you want (sometimes the models have not changed names for years).
Try not to get discouraged at the prices, used bikes go for MUCH less than new ones.
Secondly, ride the bike and make sure EVERYTHING works. Shift through all the gears and make sure the brakes work WELL. Make sure that it fits you as well.
Good luck, and let us know what you find.
Edited by: TOPAHI at: 6/6/2011 (16:16)
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