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Old 08-31-06, 11:36 AM   #1
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First bike

I want to get into mountain biking and i was thinking bout buying a dirtjumper. then my dad said he might buy a bike wen i get one. So as i write i am in vancouver and went to whistler 3 days ago and saw the sick downhill. are ironhorse good first bikes and wat other ones are there?
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Old 08-31-06, 11:46 AM   #2
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What kind of biking are you interested in?

Either way, I'd highly suggest NOT throwing yourself down whistler on your first ride on your first bike, no matter WHAT bike you end up with.
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Ironhorse makes great bikes. You might want to start off with a 7Point3 or 7Point5, they are good and cheap. You also might want to look for used to. Go to www.Pinkbike.com and check out everywhere around you. Since you are from the same area, I can tell you where are some good places.

Check Out Port Coquitluam, Coquitluam, New West Minister, Dealta, North Van.

Also, go check out a local store by Grandvill Island, call Snowcovers and see what they got. You could also go for a Rocky Mountain Switch s1 for $2000.
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i'm not gunna go down whistler, i'm just visiting a relative.either dj hardtail, or a full suspension thats not xc. and i'm not gunna go down whistler, i'm just visiting a friend.

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i'm not gunna go down whistler, i'm just visiting a relative.either dj hardtail, or a full suspension thats not xc. and i'm not gunna go down whistler, i'm just visiting a friend.
Well which is it, relative or friend?
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why?
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I suppose it could be both, at least if you're not from my family.

But why don't you borrow a friends bike and try different things out before you settle on one product? You're making a substantial investment and you should be comfortable with what you purchase beforehand - also make sure you enjoy downhill (I don't)
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You never stated a budget.

There is a big difference between a $500 bike and a $2500 one. Narrow down the choices. Give us a price range and the type of riding you intend to do.
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less than 2000$ for sure. and i wanna do sum freeride and dh, mostly freeride and and some djing,but i know i wat a full suspension bike. i'm thinking about the yakuza kumicho cuz my dad wants one too.
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Freeride: Kona Stinky $1999
http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2k7/STINKY/index.html

or Kona Coiler $1799
http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2k7/COILER/index.html

Kona also makes a hybrid bike. It's a cross between XC and Freeride. They call them "backcountry" bikes.

Kona Dawg Deluxe $1899
http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2k7/D...UXE/index.html

I recently bought a Kona after reading reviews on the bikes, and after more than just a few members here highly recommended it. So far, its a darn fine bike, but the ultimate decision should be made only after you test ride a few bikes to see what you like.

I would NEVER buy a serious (more than $500) bike without being able to test ride it first. Once you start getting near the $2000 mark, you are talking serious machinery, and serious money. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment with the dealer you choose for a test ride that is long enough for you to get a decent feel for the bike.
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I've been looking at a kona stinky too, but i'm not sure and i know i love freeride. this guy who lives around me sumwhere owns one, and he's intense and i've never seen anything happen to his bike.
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and yur showing american prices too. but i'm gunna wait 'till the fall blowout sale at the ex in t-dot.
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Here's the Iron Horse you're looking for then.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=22385

Be sure to use the .99 s/h code & the 10% off coupon.

Decent looking bike & fork to me...
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Old 09-04-06, 10:07 AM   #14
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do they have good deals at the Fall Blowout sale at The Ex?
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wat are good deals on kona's at the blowout sale?
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