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Your bikes are sweet!!!
Right now I have a peice of junk which has a STX front derailler and a Acera rear and its working terrible. In march I'm getting a Cannondale Jekyll 800. Do you think this is the right choice?
08-30-03, 05:24 PM
Type of riding?
How skilled are you and what are you goals?
How much money are you looking to spend?
I have a Jekyll.... it's super plush, but it's not the best pedaling dual suspension out there. It takes jumps and drops very well, but make sure to try and get the Lefty fork, because the Headshok it comes with doesn't have enough travel for me. If you're looking for something really effecient, I've heard good things about the Scalpels.
Well I'm 13 years old and I weigh about 120 pounds. I'm 5 foot 1 inches. I'm quite skilled and I will like to spend around $2500 Canadian.
08-31-03, 09:46 PM
13 years old and your getting a Jekyll....what has this world come to. WHen I was 13 I had like 400 dollars max. Didn't even think of owning a bike over 2k.
08-31-03, 09:53 PM
Don't ever come to BC ;). I was just watching a group of 10 13 to 15 year olds building stunts. It was a jump/gap to a ten foot skinny (about a ft wide)...the skinny is 10 ft long and is then a 8 ft drop to a bad tranny. All of these kid have bikes that are in the 3000-5000$ range. Crap I know 5 year olds with better bikes than me...and more skills haha
08-31-03, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by Maelstrom
All of these kid have bikes that are in the 3000-5000$ range. Crap
Are you serious? How do these kids get their mula to afford their bikes? I had to work many long and hard hours to get my bike (layaway plan:rolleyes: )
08-31-03, 10:01 PM
There are many sponsored riders in whistler and the shore. And if they don't have full sponsorships they get bro deals. Then beyond that there are many rich parents. It is not uncommon to hit a trails and if I see 20 riders 18 of them are 'high' end bikes over 3000$. Its the nature of the best in whistler and the shore :)
08-31-03, 11:00 PM
only if i lived in BC and my parents were billionaires......my life would be complete
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