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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?
    thanks
    aby

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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
    thanks
    aby

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    Quote Originally Posted by abynaderi
    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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