Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-07-07, 01:17 PM   #1
chrisernator
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1000$

I just bought my Ironhorse recently, but since then, ive been out riding a lot of trails, and have really enjoyed it. My Ironhorse would probably do me for at least another year or 2, but i was wondering, after that..what would be a good bike for say..1000$? Would a dual suspension be right? or would a really good hardtail be better. I won't be doing extreme downhill or anything, maybe blue runs at whistler, and a few trails every now and then, maybe some DJing too. This might be too early to ask, but i just wanna have an idea of what my next bike might be. so say i had 1000$, what should i do with it? specialized and Giant bikes look really nice, but what other companies out there produce quality hardtails for 1000? Im looking for something with descent components (shox, brakes), but of course i could just buy the good parts seperately. I'm no expert with bikes, but i just wanna have an idea of a good 1000$ bike. sorry for the extremely long post. thanks in advance

Last edited by chrisernator; 08-07-07 at 01:27 PM.
chrisernator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 02:34 PM   #2
never
Custom User
 
never's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: T0L0K0
Bikes:
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisernator View Post
My Ironhorse would probably do me for at least another year or 2...This might be too early to ask
Bingo!
never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 02:44 PM   #3
mtnbiker66
Old School Rad
 
mtnbiker66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The old Mountains
Bikes: Blur LT
Posts: 8,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What kind of Ironhorse?
__________________
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
mtnbiker66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 03:44 PM   #4
chrisernator
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
warrior 3.3, i havnt really found time to post any pics, will soon.
chrisernator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 04:10 PM   #5
BenLi
Hardrocker
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1,569
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
stop lusting at all the shiny new bikes and components and just go ride
BenLi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 04:36 PM   #6
fifthcircle
Huge Memeber
 
fifthcircle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: O-Town, NE
Bikes: Gary Fisher Cobia, Lemond Buenos Aires
Posts: 231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am always looking at new stuff too. I would spend just a bit more and get a full suspension. It is really nice when you get up to speed on the downhills.
fifthcircle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 06:21 PM   #7
norco_rider77
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bikes: 2007 Norco Katmandu, building a 2006 Norco Bigfoot
Posts: 684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
buy a Norco, theyre canadian and they test their bikes right there on the north shore, where all the other companies go to. ya, check out the Norco's theyre awesome.
norco_rider77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 06:22 PM   #8
mtnbiker66
Old School Rad
 
mtnbiker66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The old Mountains
Bikes: Blur LT
Posts: 8,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisernator View Post
warrior 3.3, i havnt really found time to post any pics, will soon.
You could build up a nice freeride hardtail.
__________________
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
mtnbiker66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 06:32 PM   #9
chrisernator
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
for around the 1000$ range, would a freeride hardtail be better, or a freeride DS? I'm not too heavy of a guy, so that shouldn't be a concern. I'm starting to get into biking, so maybe by the time i do decide it's time for a new bike, I'll be able to choose to whether buy a stock bike, or build my own. Specialized and Giant bikes look mighty nice though, and i hear they're great bikes. Oh, and i posted a few pics of my IronHorse in the "Post Your Rigs" thread. thanks guys
chrisernator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-07, 07:27 PM   #10
santiago
sarcasm meter: jerk mode
 
santiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
Posts: 4,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't see many IH haters in my circle. Usually find them where people care about boutique snobbery. Over in the world where you don't park your bike on the roof of your Subaru Outback at Tim Horton's, and actually ride the crap out and abuse bikes on dirt and rock and wood, IH have great reputations.
__________________
First Class Jerk
santiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:58 PM.