Mountain Biking - help me pick out a bike please.
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10-13-03, 10:42 PM
whats goind on guys, im a newbie. I would like to buy a new mountain bike,i live in ny city and have a crappy old mountain bike from years ago. I would like somthing that is double suspension so i was thinking of an all mountain or a cross country, im not sure but i think cross countrys have less travel and are lighter than all mountains so i think a corss country might be better for me since i doubt im going to be seeinf any drops. I wanted to spend 1000-1500 and i was thinking of buying a 2003 so i could get a deal. Can any one recomend some sepcific models for me, so far i have looked at some gay fishers cannondales and a klein palamino that i cant afford but really want. shout out some models and tell me what u think i should get. A store wants to sell me a 2003 rock hopper for 1000 with disc brakes, is this a good deal.? If any one knows of some good stores in ny help me out thanks
10-14-03, 06:18 AM
Kona Dawg. You could probably get an '03 in your price range or save 100 more and get an '04.
10-14-03, 08:11 AM
so far i have looked at some gay fishers
That's exactly what they are!! :p Giant OCR all the way! :D
10-14-03, 08:23 AM
The Specialized is a good deal for $1,000.00.
You've really hit the majic numbers for a full suspension bike. For under $1,500.00 there are SOOOOOO many to choose from. This is probably one of the most competitive price ranges for bikes today (read: good deals).
Some bikes to considers that were not mentioned. Haro's line of bikes: www.harobikes.com
Iron Horse with their Hollowpoint or SGS (more FR oriented): www.ironhorsebikes.com
The Kona's are also great bikes as mentioned: www.konaworld.com
Heck, I could go on and on.
You just need to visit some LBS's and test ride as many as possible.
I just demo'd a Specialized Epic on familiar trails on a 2 hour ride and I'm sold. I'm keeping my eye out now for a good deal on one. Definately a cross country bike - no hucking on this one. I'm a pretty big guy and this felt solid and stable but nible on the trails. I'm moving from my Specialized Enduro to the Epic as soon as I can figure it into my budget.
10-14-03, 09:52 PM
whaqt kind of bike is the klein palomino, i saw it and really liked it, it was 2500$ but im gonna see if i can get a deal cause my friend knows the guy who works in the store. what would be a steal for the klein. Also what about gary fisher how much would a nice xc from him cost, or whaty about trek cannondale or specialized. is there a reason why there not making the rockhopper fsr any more. i Know some one in another store but i think they deal with haro and marin in there so how are those bikes? thanks for the help. Also if im 5'7 what size do i need.
10-15-03, 06:36 PM
10-15-03, 08:04 PM
I would recommend that you read http://www.mtbreview.com/ or http://www.nsmb.com
I don't understand why you asked a question about a certain price point then came back with something costing about $1000 more. It's compairing apples to oranges.
Set a price point and research what people say given a certain price point. Otherwise you'll never find the answer you are looking for. ;)
The Rockhopper FSR form last year is this years FSR XC
10-16-03, 08:02 PM
How about Jamis anyone have one?
Cannondale Jekyll all the way. I've talked to a Specialized owner today and he said he regretted ever getting rid of his Jekyll. Besides ... it's beautiful! :)
10-16-03, 11:27 PM
well my reasoning for asking about bikes that are in totally different price ranges is because im might be able to get a big deal in a peteicual store and these are the bikes they have there. so depending wether i get a deal i can buy a bike for much more.
10-17-03, 01:12 PM
i just got an email from some one who wants to sell a new 2003 polamino for 1300, is this possible? this is what it says the bike has, do i get a warranty if i buy a bike off some one? thanks
Sizes - Medium // Color - Kalahari Blood Red // Frame - Klein Gradient ZR9000 Alloy // Swingarm/Rear Stays - Klein Gradient ZR9000 Alloy square-round taper // Fork - Fox Float RL, 100mm // Rear Shock - Fox Coil in Oil Bath w/Air Assist&Rebound Adj // Headset - Alloy AHS 1 1/8" semi-cartridge sealed // Bottom Bracket - Shimano BB-ES50-E // Crank - Deore XT 44/32/22 // Pedals - Shimano M515, clipless // Front derailleur - Shimano Deore XT // Rear derailleur - Shimano XTR SGS // Shifters - Shimano XT // Cassette - Shimano CS-HG 72, 11-34T // Chain - Shimano HG-72 // / Wheel - Bontrager Race Disc Tubeless // Tires - Continental Vertical pro UST 2.3 // Brakes - Hayes Mag Hydraulic Discs // Handlebar - Bontrager Race // Stem - Bontrager Select // Grips - Klein Instinct // Saddle - Bontrager Race Lite // Seatpost - Thomson Elite
11-05-03, 02:04 AM
How about Jamis anyone have one?
Yup, i've got a '03 Jamis Dakar Sport
Very happy with it.
Great value for $$
11-11-03, 06:32 PM
I Have a 2003 DiamondBack Sorrento And I LOOOOOOOVE IT! Only around 600$
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