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    '05 NUEser EJ123's Avatar
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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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    Adios, Mofo J-McKech's Avatar
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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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    Dismember harov3's Avatar
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    There is nothing mediocre about the V4 frame, sharp steering yet stable.

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    Canon fiend MadMan2k's Avatar
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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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    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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