Mountain Biking - help me deciede for all mountain bike
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08-16-05, 11:09 PM
i want to change my ord ht for new fs bike. for what i ride all mountain type of bike would be suitable. can you give some tips of all mountain bikes with pros and cons comparing to others. i have three picks, but i will not tell them for now to see what you recommend. $2000max, serious brands only thanx
one word for all mountain bikes
08-16-05, 11:51 PM
Costco, Sam's, and Walmart?
08-17-05, 12:35 AM
SC Blur 4x :)
08-17-05, 12:40 AM
What i think (no pros and cons, just observations):
specialized enduro - pricier, FSR, geometry places seat/rider weight further forward than some others
giant vt - price makes it good value, pretty neutral on geometry, light front end, manitou components
trek liquid - pricier, no idea geometry or shock, bontrager components
kona dawg - entry point price ranges available, price makes good value, geo a little further back
Its not an all mountain bike but its a trail bike
giant trance 3 or 2 if you can find one under 2grand
4.2 inch travel
wanna be dw-link
fox float r rear shock
trance 2 reba fork
trance 3 duke fork
Iron Horse MKIII expert best spec and bang for buck at 1800$
5 inch travel
5th element rear shock
sram drive train
what was listed above.
btw whats the difference between trail and all mountain? I used to think it was the samething. If not then whats the difference between xc and trial? Thanks.
08-17-05, 11:30 PM
i am thinking of geting rocky mountain slayer 50 fs bike. has anyone experience with them?
08-17-05, 11:30 PM
SC Heckler. The beauty is in its simplicity. Truly a do everything, go anywhere bike. I'm 265 and can't break it. It climbs better than my hard tail while having 5" up front and 6"+ in the back.
08-18-05, 05:26 AM
I would say look at the Specialized Enduro,Jamis Dakar XLT and Giant Reign
08-18-05, 06:43 AM
Make me a serious offer and this could be yours, shipping and insurance are extra.
VT2 frame (16.5)
Manitou Minute 3
Mavic XMax UST or RhinoLite XL/XT hubs with WTB Mutanos 2.4
Shimano XT cranks, shifters, hydros w 8" front/7" rear rotors
SRAM PC69 chain
Shimano XTR mechs, housing and cables
Thomson posts (30.9 setback, 90mm X4)
Bontrager Big Earl OS bar
Selle Italia ProLink Gelflow saddle
Crank Bros Candys
Hutchinson Spider 2.1 UST
Why I may sell this bike? It's not been used since started SSpeeding and road biking.
i would go with the enduro no doubt it is a solid bike, great company, and top of the line componentry. you should be able to cut a good deal for an 05 too.
hey when do 06 treks arrive???
08-18-05, 11:52 PM
what about rocky mountain slayer 50, is it any good?
08-19-05, 12:35 AM
Holy crap man keep it to one thread. Seriously its a decent bike. Good ole single pivot with traditional pivot placement. The frame is as solid as they come. The bike itself is amongst the best low travel fr frame available, if anything it is too expensive but beyond that, good bike.
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