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    I'm kinda new at this

    Hi everyone, I'm 15 years old and I grew out of my old 24" Diamondback a while ago and I'm just getting around to a new bike. I want something that's strong enough to take off a jump or two and something that I can take weekend trail riding. I only have probably at most $400 to spend. I've been looking at the Gary Fisher Opie. I know this kind of thread pops up a lot but I'm looking for suggestions on what I should get. So if you can help me out with a suggestion or a reference to another thread it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to everyone.

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    The opie is a decent starter bike. Check out your bike shops and see if they have any 05 bruiser 1's.

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    Ok thanks I'll check into that. What about a Specialized Hardrock Sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruhbolk
    . What about a Specialized Hardrock Sport?
    good starter bike. highly reccomended around here.

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    Hardrock for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

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    Wow. Maybe I'll just get this Hardrock Comp Disc for 349.99 that I just saw at a site for one of my LBS's. Well it's by my dad's house, but I'm up there this weekend so I'll see what I can do.

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    i have a hardrock sport. im also new, but the times that i have been able to ride it around i really like it. i havent taken it on any really good trails yet... soon though. but yes, bike is nice.

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    Get the Opie if you plan on jumping. The frame design is made just for it. I have a GED for my freestyle/Urban/DJ/beat it like an unwanted stepchild bike. And I love it.
    Hardrock, well... everyone has at least one. I got one sitting in my garage waiting for somone who needs a decent commuter bike, free of charge. (frame and BB only)

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    Ok wow. I took my dad bike shopping today and taught him a little more about what I'm after. Here comes the cool part: he's now saying that if I find a bike that's around about like 600, maybe just a little more, and I can show him why it's better, than he might get it. I'm starting to look around at like maybe a Kona Shred or Iron Horse Yakuza Chimpira. Any new suggestion?

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    try out the raleigh line.

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    I just got finished building my Iron Horse Yakuza Bokuta and it's an awesome freeride bike. Super beefy frame too.

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    ^do you do some major jumping or do you just have tats and look like you are hardcore?

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    Well from the arrow thing I'm taking it you were talking to the guy just before you (what do you mean by tats?). Anyway, do you guys think I should go for a full suspension bike: an Iron Horse Warrior DS Trail for $650 (MSRP is 800 I guess) or a hardtail Iron Horse Yakuza Chimpira for $550 (MSRP $650). I'm mainly looking at these Iron Horses because there at the store I can get the best deals at.

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    For around $600 dont look at the full sus bikes, a hardtail will do just fine. I'm 15 also and have Shred and its great for some trails and djing. The bike takes a lot of beating and no problems so far, and if you choose the Yakusa. upgrade the brakes, 'cause I've read somme pretty bad reviews about them

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr45h
    ^do you do some major jumping or do you just have tats and look like you are hardcore?

    I'm assuming you know me?

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    CSi

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    I have to agree with the comments about a full suspension bike. IMHO even the dual suspension bikes that sell at $1000 are sort of basic. At 600, It think you should stay focused on a hardtail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cr45h
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    Ifigured as much....and if so, you know I'm hardcore, yo!

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    Ok thanks guys, I think I'll stick with the yakuza then, and I'll see about those brakes.

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    I would still say go with a hardrock comp w/ disks
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
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    If I could get a good deal on the hardrock comp disc I might get it but Yakuza seems like a better deal. Although, I can get either of those for the same price. Has anybody tried/heard about both the Hardrock comp disc and the Iron Horse Yakuza Chimpira and which do you think is better?

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    look at the Chase series, lots of teens around here are flyin' around on em'

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