Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: new bike ideas

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    new bike ideas

    I'm looking to buy a full suspension mountain bike for trails/cross country.
    4" to 5" of travel.
    $2000 to spend....any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Generic Title ProFail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    2008 Trek Fuel EX7, 2007 Trek 1600, 2007 Eastern Warthog
    Posts
    1,927
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MEAT View Post
    I'm looking to buy a full suspension mountain bike for trails/cross country.
    4" to 5" of travel.
    $2000 to spend....any suggestions?

    Trek Fuels, Specialized Stumpjumper, et cetera.
    Generic Joke

  3. #3
    Nitro xcracer13's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    canyon lake, tx
    My Bikes
    Salsa
    Posts
    829
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MBA had like a 10pg. article on this. TONS of bikes.
    www.teamnrc.com
    When you feel good, racing is hard. When you're not good, its worse.. - Sager

  4. #4
    M_S
    M_S is offline
    All Mod Cons M_S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Face down in a snowbank
    My Bikes
    K2 Enemey Cyclocross franken build; Redline D660 29er, Volpe SS Cross
    Posts
    3,694
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Too many to list. I recommend lots of test rides.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm, why didn't anyone mention the Giant Trance X2
    Or maybe a Santa Cruz Superlight?

  6. #6
    Duathlete indygreg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    1,157
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    literally too many to mention. Best bet is to narrow it down some, based on your criteria (brand rep, components, looks, amount of travel, brand of shock, color, favorite LBS, etc). Then you can ask for some feedback on 2 or 3 final models.

    The world is your oyster.
    Run, Bike, Run.

  7. #7
    BFG
    BFG is offline
    Just say no to brakes. BFG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Guildford...Perth...Western Australia
    My Bikes
    Giant Rincon, Sanki road bike, Iron Horse SGS and DBR BSX Comp.
    Posts
    1,689
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What brands do your local stores carry? That's a way to start.

  8. #8
    Fourth Degree Legend junkyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    American Gardens Building
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Cinder Cone & 2010 Cannondale SuperSix
    Posts
    3,826
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh, I thought we were making up new bikes innovations. Mine would fly so that I could ride to Europe and back.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

  9. #9
    Generic Title ProFail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    2008 Trek Fuel EX7, 2007 Trek 1600, 2007 Eastern Warthog
    Posts
    1,927
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Oh, I thought we were making up new bikes innovations. Mine would fly so that I could ride to Europe and back.
    Wasn't that made for the TGMBG so they can float above the trail and get a smoother ride?
    Generic Joke

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Man...there sure are a lot of good mountain bikes out there for around $2000.
    Trek...Specialized...Giant...Santa Cruz....etc
    I just need to bit the bullet and buy !!!

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    2001 f2000sx 2002 r2000si
    Posts
    140
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i test rode a jekyll, top fuel, and a Hi Fi 07 left overs a few hundred off the price tag. Ride as many was you can then buy one.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •