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Old 06-16-05, 03:17 PM   #1
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Best full suspension bike for under 500?

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I'm looking for the best bike for under 500 or whatever that is in $.
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Old 06-16-05, 03:24 PM   #2
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I'm looking for the best bike for under 500 or whatever that is in $.

Good luck find a good FS bike for under 500, but there are many hardtails that are under 500. Here are some:

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=9344

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=9339

http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_ca...7&parentid=182

http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_ca...6&parentid=182

http://www2.trekbikes.com/Bikes/Moun...er_1/index.php

http://www.giant-bicycle.com/us/030....sp?model=11034

There are many more but here are six just to name a few.
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Old 06-16-05, 03:29 PM   #3
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Hmm... yeah, I might go for a hardtail, I've taken a liking to them recently.
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You won't get a decent full suspension bike for under 1000 so I suggest you look at hardtails.
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At work, we're selling a GT I-drive comp for 500, I recon that's a good deal. Have a look at the Carrera Banshee 05, and the Carrera LRS 3. Or look around on eBay for second hand bikes.
What do you want it for? XC/DH/Freeride?
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Umm.. all of them really, but mostly XC and DH.
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At work, we're selling a GT I-drive comp for 500, I recon that's a good deal. Have a look at the Carrera Banshee 05, and the Carrera LRS 3. Or look around on eBay for second hand bikes.
What do you want it for? XC/DH/Freeride?

Halfords by any chance?

same for us, we have I drives which arent too bad and they're 500 or the carreras which seem pretty good aswell..
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Yep! The I-drive comp is alright for 500, it was something like 900 when they bought it out. I'm a big fan of the Carreras, I recon they are nice bikes.
To the poster, XC and DH are very different disiplines (sp?). If I were you, I'd go for some form of Hardtail, Specialised Hardrock or something. If you do DH on one of the bikes I orrigonally suggested, you'll nacker it.
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What do you think of th Specialized FSRxc PRO DISC?
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I suggest the specialized enduro line, they are all mountain bikes
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