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Old 06-13-06, 09:52 PM   #1
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need help for the right bike

Hi all. Im 6.3 260lbs. i dont ride to hard, mostly steets and dirt/rocky trails. a little of everything. question is im not sure what kind of mountain bike to look at. my price range is 1000 or less. i want a bike thats a little more than what i need so i can grow into it, rather than getting a new one as i advance.

im told to stay away from full suspension. front forks are good but should be strong enought to handle my weight. something like fox.
any recommendations?
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Old 06-14-06, 03:10 PM   #2
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Specialized Stumpjumper M4 Hardtail. Comes with decent components, Fox Fork, good sturdy bike and good company stands behind its products and in your price range.
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I'd recommend the 2006 Kona Hoss:
http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_ca...0&parentid=253

I'm 6'4" 230lbs and have the 2005 Kona Hoss; I love it. It's a bit on the heavy side, but can handle just about anything I can dish out. The Hoss is Kona's Clydes (big and/or heavy riders) specific bike.
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i just test rode both the kona hoss and the avalance 1.0 and .5
i hated the kona due to the weight of the bike, and honestly not pretty to look at.
as far as the avalanche i liked the 1.0 and .5
anyone else have any recommendations that i can test ride?
i would love to get my hands on the stumpjumper but i cant find a hardtail with disc breaks for the right price. cheapest i found is 1400. is that right?
please help
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i would love to get my hands on the stumpjumper but i cant find a hardtail with disc breaks for the right price.
Look at the Rockhopper then. Specialized has a lifetime warranty on thier frames.
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