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Old 01-26-08, 10:12 AM   #1
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good first full suspension bike? price check aisle craigslist.

http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/550217913.html


I'm guessing this is the original bike. http://www.bike-alog.com/BikePedia/Q...Comp&Type=bike

I have an 05 F400 and an 06 Allez comp, just looking for something all mountain more than my F400.
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Looks like a good price to me.
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Old 01-26-08, 11:03 AM   #3
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does that seem like a good bike for what I want to do and where I ride?
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I dunno if you actually need a full suspension bike. I've never been a fan of them because you lose quite a bit of pedaling efficiency. I'm a hardtail fan for life. It seems like you ride in some pretty demanding areas but you probably have a set of knees that would serve perfectly as a shock absorber.

If you are going to go full suspension then I would say yes. Assuming the bike is in good condition it's a good buy.
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I dunno if you actually need a full suspension bike. I've never been a fan of them because you lose quite a bit of pedaling efficiency. I'm a hardtail fan for life. It seems like you ride in some pretty demanding areas but you probably have a set of knees that would serve perfectly as a shock absorber.

If you are going to go full suspension then I would say yes. Assuming the bike is in good condition it's a good buy.
unless you're racing, I honestly see no reason at all not to go full suspension. Besides, the fsr is a proven design that minimizes bobbing and energy loss.

But, I would take a friend with you when you check out the bike. The current owner doesn't seem to know what he's talking about (his ad is rather absurd)

"2.4mm Panaracer front tire."
"Great all around downhill/all mountain/cross country bike." (what? a stumpy?)
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is there any indication of what all the upgrades are? The specs he describes seem pretty similar to the ones listed for the stock bike
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Anything XTR listed is an up grade on that bike.

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"Bike maybe has a total of 2 - 3 hundred miles on it and there are a several scratches throughout the bike."
I find this odd, my bike (an 07 FSR) has over 500 miles on it and I maybe have one or two scratches.
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http://i25.tinypic.com/30wa1cl.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/29lfo81.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/1zme991.jpg

http://i26.tinypic.com/svtf9g.jpg



here are some pics... I'm going to look at it as soon as I can and hopefully make a deal.
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I dunno if you actually need a full suspension bike. I've never been a fan of them because you lose quite a bit of pedaling efficiency. I'm a hardtail fan for life. It seems like you ride in some pretty demanding areas but you probably have a set of knees that would serve perfectly as a shock absorber.
Come ride in the mountains...you'll appreciate a FS bike.

On a properly set up bike, you don't lose much (if any) pedalling efficiency and on some/most climbs, you will find the FS is faster and smoother.
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If it doesn't fit, it's not a good bike for you. Is a large your size?
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could be, I've got to see... My cannondale F400 is an XL and my Allez is a 58cm. I'm 6'1'' or so with a 34'' inseam usually.
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If it fits, it will be a great ride. If it does not fit, just walk away.
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