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The world is full of dusty, unridden mountain bikes that would love to be taken for a spin. Many high-quality used mountain bikes can be had for a song thanks to Craigslist and eBay. For gravel purposes, a bike with either a rigid fork or front suspension is what you’ll need. For most riding, rear suspension isn’t necessary, and maintaining it adds significantly to a bike shop tab.
Ideally, have a bike mechanic help you identify bikes that may work for you; if at all possible, have the mechanic accompany you when you meet with potential sellers (if the mechanic works in a shop, have the seller meet you there with the bike).
The first item of business is to make sure the bike will fit you. After that, inspect the frame and fork for cracks, dents, and corrosion. Then move to the wheels. Are they round and straight? How about the drivetrain? Is it filthy or corroded? If so, you should look elsewhere, because a poorly maintained drivetrain is both a sign of a neglected bike and an expensive repair item. Least important are the tires, the pedals, the saddle, and other accessories such as a computer or water bottle cages.
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But beware of bikes that have been abused. A dustcovered machine with little wear on the drivetrain is likely to have been used only lightly. On the other hand, a bike covered in dried mud and grease has been ridden hard and put away without maintenance, Ra war oadning sign of futur bikes e problems. In many parts of North America, a road bike can handle dirt roads as long as you take it easy when the going gets bumpy.