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Old 07-22-07, 09:53 AM   #1
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Good but affordable full suspension?

right now im riding a Trek singletrack hardtail and am wanting full suspension for bigger jumps, and bumpier trails.

I came across http://www.sportchalet.com/product/i...entPage=family

does anybody know anything about this bike?


and if any1 has any other suggestions under $1000 plz show me
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Old 07-22-07, 10:22 AM   #2
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stay away from that bike.
i don't think you can get a good full suspension for bigger jumps for under $1000.
if you just want it to smooth out the ride, look at the jamis dakar line. they are pretty cheap and ok.
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Old 07-22-07, 11:55 AM   #3
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iron horse maverik? or warrior 6.0 don't know about the prices much sorry. hope that helps.
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Old 07-22-07, 01:35 PM   #4
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stay away from walmart, or other places that don't specialize in bikes. some sport stores like sportchek are pretyt good, but definitley stay away from walmart..they wont give you the help you need.
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Old 07-22-07, 02:47 PM   #5
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If it was me, I'd go the full suspension route too at the $1k pricepoint. One just has to be realistic and know that you're not riding a Stumpjumper FSR. That being said, the Mongoose Otero Super was rated the best full suspension mtb under $1k. And it has a MSRP of $749, though selling price is $50-100 less. Here's one at Performance Bike Shop for $700 and comes with a free helmet:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...TOKEN=65728023

mfgr site here:

http://www.mongoose.com/bikes/detail..._US&brandID=76

If you google, you can probably find a 10% coupon which brings it down to $630. Then, join the Team Performance club for $25 and save another 10%. They just finished a 10%+free shipping offer yesterday. It may come back in a week or so.

For that price, you can afford to upgrade components as needed and end up with a pretty decent bike IMO.
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Old 07-23-07, 09:36 AM   #6
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I don't know anything about that specific bike but there is one intriguing thing about it: Pacific's ownership of Schwinn and GT is manifesting itself in trickle-down technology. That thing looks to be sporting a version of GT's I-Drive.
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Some of the Mongoose bikes have I-Drive like suspension too. The Canaan is sweet, light and cheap.
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