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    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
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    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!

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    What kind of Ironhorse?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    warrior 3.3, i havnt really found time to post any pics, will soon.

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    stop lusting at all the shiny new bikes and components and just go ride

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    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.
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    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.
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    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......

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    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

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    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.
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