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    what bike ?

    hi all

    i want a new bike and ive been looking about and found these 2

    http://www.mongoose.com/bikes/detail..._US&brandID=66

    http://www.saracencycles.com/index.p...=49&Itemid=123

    i max out at 500 on price

    the saracen raw hits that spot on and the mongoose is 400

    as i don't know much about bikes they just look like 2 bikes to me lol
    i could use some advice at this point b4 i hand over any cash

    or am i totaly missing a better bike within my budget

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    Go with a shiny one. Seriously without knowing what you are planning to use the bike for it's hard to recommend a bike. Those look like downhill mountain bikes, are you planning on doing that?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    no i'll not be using it for downhill hill riding more for trails and easy off road rides mostly flat
    but i have had a full Suspension bike for over a year and i don't like the idea of not having a bike without it

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    For riding anything that doesnt include rocks and jumps the suspension is a waste of money. The weight will certainly make the bike much harder to pedal up hills. Another problem with cheap full suspension bikes like these is that all the pivots will wear quickly, making the handling of the bike very dodgy. A bike like the Giant Cypress (with front sus & sus seatpost) will give you much better performance and value for money.

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    Oh, that bike. I didn't know you wanted it back homey.
    BAM!!!!
    IT'S MY BIKE NOW PUNK !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Templar
    Oh, that bike. I didn't know you wanted it back homey.
    BAM!!!!
    IT'S MY BIKE NOW PUNK !!

    er why have you posted this crap ?



    AndrewP would it be fair to say that if you was to use one of these bike and not do jumps and rocks
    the pivots would be fine and last much longer ?
    the weights not a problem like i said ive had a FS bike for a long time and not had a problem
    when i said over a year its more like 5 years,i have a cheap 2001 cbr slice

    i looked the Giant Cypress but it sorta looks like an oldmans bike to me so i pass on that

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    Mark my words: Find a good lugged steel bike, get a freewheel and remove brakes, get 700c cross wheels and tires, get TWO brakes, and you will have your money's worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee786
    AndrewP would it be fair to say that if you was to use one of these bike and not do jumps and rocks the pivots would be fine and last much longer ?

    i looked the Giant Cypress but it sorta looks like an oldmans bike to me so i pass on that
    They will last longer if you dont exercise them, but I dont think it is worth spending money on carrying the excess weight. Your original post asked if there was a better bike within you budget, and I think the Giant Cypress is better, although it would look nicer with straight bars and bar ends. Try riding one or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee786
    er why have you posted this crap ?



    AndrewP would it be fair to say that if you was to use one of these bike and not do jumps and rocks
    the pivots would be fine and last much longer ?
    the weights not a problem like i said ive had a FS bike for a long time and not had a problem
    when i said over a year its more like 5 years,i have a cheap 2001 cbr slice

    i looked the Giant Cypress but it sorta looks like an oldmans bike to me so i pass on that
    The British think they're so superior but they're not. You're a bunch of decadent, drunken, poverty sticken football hooligans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. peugeot
    The British think they're so superior but they're not. You're a bunch of decadent, drunken, poverty sticken football hooligans.
    Who pissed in to your cherious today?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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