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    Which bike should I get???

    K im looking for a HT mountain bike for Freeride, downhill, some XC, jumps and drops, stuff like that.. basically something for rough offroad use. the thing is im only looking to spend around $500 (i know it wont get me much) I'd like something worth the money.

    right now im looking at

    Marin B-17 http://www.marinbikes.com/bicycles_2...specs_b17.html (its cheaper than listed price)

    Marin northside http://adrenalinebikes.com/store.cfm...20Hard%20Tails

    spesh Rockhopper or hardrock

    and maybe a Iron horse bike. the Mavericks perhaps?

    Im a sucker for good deals

    anyways thanks in advance for helping me out. im pretty new to the site and im pissed that i havent found out about it before
    Last edited by hocc; 08-06-08 at 11:06 PM.

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    Old School Rad mtnbiker66's Avatar
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    Well....you don't want much. If it's gonna take a beating it's not going to be a light weight.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Pick 2: light, strong, cheap.

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    the northside trail or b17 is way better than a hardrock. It's not a real XC geometry and is more geared toward freeride/ urban assault. If you want more XC the rockhopper is good.

    edit ... the northside is geared toward xc ... the b17 is the aggressive almost bmx style
    Last edited by DirtPedalerB; 08-05-08 at 09:52 PM.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    K thanks a lot

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    Buy which ever one comes in green.
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