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Old 06-24-05, 11:09 AM   #1
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is this good?

hey, im a new rider lookin for a bike that is decently cheap, like in the 500-600$ range, and i go to the Diablo freeride park in my town. i was wondering if this is a good bike and if not, please point me in the direction of a good, full suspension bike. thanks http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
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Its no good for Freeride, the front fork won't be able to stand much abuse.
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I don't suggest Full suspension for a beginner. It teaches you to think your bike is perfectly able of plowing over things. Hardtails train your technique.
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ok, thanks ill look at some hardtails
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Old 06-24-05, 03:29 PM   #5
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also, i was talking with a bikestore owner and he told me about this company that specializes in the type of bike im looking for, i think he said the name was Ducar, or Dicar, im not so sure of the spelling, but do any of u guys know what im talking about?
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For that same range of money look at the Trek Bruiser and Bruiser 2, the second one in particular is very good value for money. Both can stand a hell of a beating.
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Never heard of either. A quick Google search gave these two results:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=duc...en-GB:official

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=duc...en-GB:official
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Anyways, I've decided to give reasoning. With hardtails, you get a bigger shock when you go over obstacles, so, instinctively, you search for the cleanest lines. With full suspension you can just plow. Hardtails teach you how to ride cleaner and more carefully, generally & initially.

As for what I can reccomend,

Giant STP 1,2,3
Kona Dirt Jump Line
Specialized P. line or Hardrock

(Lower budget versions are still strong, I can't say much about trek since they were more xc before and I must say, I hate how the bruiser's look)
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Anyways, I've decided to give reasoning. With hardtails, you get a bigger shock when you go over obstacles, so, instinctively, you search for the cleanest lines. With full suspension you can just plow. Hardtails teach you how to ride cleaner and more carefully, generally & initially.
What he said.

An FS bike is more forgiving which means it will let you off if you make a minor mistake, a hard tail will teach you the hard way and you will be a far better rider for it. Its the differnce between learing to rollerskate with someone holding on too you all the time and just getting out there by yourself and learning as you go.
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FYI,

It isn't a bad bike, but it isn't good for freeriding. Plus, I think it is about 5 years old.
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