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    What would you buy with 1000.00?

    Ok I am looking to get into the MTB scene. I want to buy a bike that I won't have to upgrade for a while. I would like full suspension and disc brakes. I am about 5'7" and don't really know what size bike to look for either.
    WHat would you buy and where would you get it?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Excellent read!!!
    Thanks, I guess I should pay attention.
    Ok, now I have a better idea of what I want. I am looking at the TREK 6700 disc and the RockHopper Pro Disc.
    I was planning to buy online but now that I read the FAQ's, I will go to a bike shop that has both bikes, ride them both, get a feel and get properly fitted to it.
    Anything to pay attention to or that I might be missing?

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    The bruiser 3 was full suspension w/ disc brakes and it was right around 1000

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    If I had a 1000 dollars, Id fill my car up with gas, 3 or 4 times, and then with the left over money, I'd take in a movie.

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    Give me the $1,000 and I'll give you my bike!!!!!

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    For $1,000 I would buy a nice wheelset and a couple sets of tires.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Is that crack?

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    Maybe a bay window for the kitchen.




    Sorry what was the question?

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    That's hanks way of saying to EJ "are you on crack?"

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    hank is a funny, random person. lol...
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    Hank is awesome.

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    I'd get a Plain ol' Rockhopper and save the rest for upgrades (read: breakage). Unless you're racing, then I'd save until I could afford a Stumpjumper or equivalent. If you're not racing and those milliseconds don't really count, save the money. Your fun per dollar quotient will go up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine
    Is that crack?
    Methinks it be crystal meth....


    ...not that I'd know or anything...
    Hope you like reality.
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    Yes it's crack. Right Click > Properties. Check the file name. Most times, the filename can answer all of lifes questions...

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    Assuming I already have a bike, I'd upgrade the suspension fork, drivetrain, and other things - either that or I'd buy some parts for my car - yes, I am also an Acura nut.
    Rockin' a Trek 6500!

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    A road bike

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    Id buy $1000 worth of 5 cent candies...
    I like riding bikes :)

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    for $1000

    First post on this forum, been reading for a few weeks.
    I just bought a used 2003 enduro for $400 and after $300 in repairs Im good to go.
    Great site btw.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandnhome
    I'd get a Plain ol' Rockhopper and save the rest for upgrades (read: breakage). Unless you're racing, then I'd save until I could afford a Stumpjumper or equivalent. If you're not racing and those milliseconds don't really count, save the money. Your fun per dollar quotient will go up.
    +1, I'd sell my plain old Rockhopper and move up to a hardtail Stumpjumper or TREK 8500. I'd probably have to buy a recent used on ebay or craigslist, but I think my next move is to a lightweight hardtail with better components.
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    I'd pay off the credit card I bought my bike on However if you're talking about just having $1k for a bike specifically, i'd get a $500 - $800 bike and use the rest for extras... (tires, water bottle and cage, camelbak, frame and/or floor pump, seat, grips, cleaning/lubing supplies, tools...) and if you have all that you could just buy a lot of gatorade and power bars to take on your rides

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    With a grand......... I save it for my next holiday and buy plane tickets with it.

    My Rogue is all the bike that I need right now.
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