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Old 01-08-06, 09:24 PM   #1
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New bike. Best bang for the buck?

I pretty much need a new XC HT since my old 4300 is crapping up really bad everywhere except the frame.

So, whats are some great value 06 mtb's that are either 8 or 9 speed with disc brakes for around 480-600$?

I thought about the Haro V4 but today my service tech said the frame is mediocre for some reason.=/

-My other top pic would be a hardrock comp disc in that cool army color its an 8spd but oh well.

-Maybe a fisher piranha but I dont want to spend over 600.

-Is Scott's Voltage Yz3 ok? The parts seems sort of cheap. Or perhaps the reflex 40.

-But wow a 9sp Jamis CC 2.0 for 435. Pretty good deal I think.

-Maybe a kona blast?

-The kona lava dome looks sweet..9sp steel but purple on a bike i ride sux.

So what are some other sweet deals I should look into?
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Old 01-08-06, 09:35 PM   #2
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Do you REALLY need the 9spd? The hardrock might be it for ya; best bang for the buck.
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Old 01-08-06, 10:03 PM   #3
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There is nothing mediocre about the V4 frame, sharp steering yet stable.
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Old 01-08-06, 10:39 PM   #4
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You already have that FS bruiser for trails... get a BMX bike. That or a singlespeed hardrock, you don't need gears anyway.
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If you can find one, I recommend the '05 Diamondback Topanga Comp. 7005 frame, 9-speed, LX derailleurs, Deore shifters, Hayes discs all for a reasonable price. I got mine for a little over $500 last January. If you can find one, you should be able to get a killer deal on it now.
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Wooah JIB thats a kickass deal
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Old 01-08-06, 11:04 PM   #7
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Cool thx again dude. I emailed all the stores that sell DB around dfw.

If there are any people on here that work in a bike shop with that bike in stock PM me!!
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