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Old 08-16-06, 11:03 PM   #1
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wat kind

im looking to buy a mountain bike, i dont trail ride but i do like to bunny hop ect. around town i need sumthing around the 300-500 price range prefribly with disk breaks and fairly good forks. any suggestions would help
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You wont get anything with a good fork and disc brakes for under $500.

you wont get a good fork for under $500.
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specialized hardrock!
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Specialized Hardrock, Trek Jack 1 or a small Trek 4300.
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Old 08-17-06, 12:47 PM   #5
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what about the commencal AL idk how much it costs though and idk what u guys classify as a good fork but i just want sumthing that has a fair amount of give in it
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Which bike?
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Old 08-17-06, 12:58 PM   #7
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commenca absolutel AL
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What currency is this in? I doubt you'd be able to get an absolut AL for less than $1200.
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btw i would also perfer a bike with the same frame style as the absolute al
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I doubt you'd be able to find a Canadian dealer of Commencal. In Canada it's mostly Norco, GT, Trek, Gary Fisher, Brodie, Kona, .243, Giant and Cannondale.
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This is the cheapest and closest to your price range. Or a hardrock

Be sure to read this as well.

It might be a good idea if you start on a bmx if you havent already.

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This is funny, almost everyone in this thread that has posted is named Jason. WeThepeople is also a Jason.
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i guess my best bet would be to just go to one of the mtn bike dealers around me, i actually know a guy that works at one so i might get a discount
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i guess my best bet would be to just go to one of the mtn bike dealers around me, i actually know a guy that works at one so i might get a discount
Yeah, that would probably be a good idea. Stay away from dual suspension bikes and stay away from department stores. Always buy from bike shops.

If you're serious about mountain biking, definately lay out more cash than $500.
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what about the commencal AL idk how much it costs though and idk what u guys classify as a good fork but i just want sumthing that has a fair amount of give in it
Gosh I miss Raiyn sometimes.
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there arnt a whole lot of trails around me though
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Gosh I miss Raiyn sometimes.
I do too...

I used to rant about aol'ese, but I just gave up. It's impossible to stop it.

As for the OP, consider a bmx bike or a bmx cruiser (a bmx bike with 24" wheels) if you're doing mostly in town riding. That or a trials bike.
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