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    I got a $1000 what do I buy?

    Id like to have a full suspension but my wifes uncle has a ridden twice trek 6500 disk (from other post) for $600

    any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    You could by me a truck. I'd love to get it running and muddy!

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    As long as the 6500 fits good, go for it. I saw your other thread, and being that you're 5'9" and the bike is a 19.5", I imagine the bike would be too big for you, but who knows. I'm 6' and used to ride a 21 inch, but now I went down to a 19" and wow it is a much better fit for me, so I'm thinking a 19.5 frame would be too big for someone who is 5'9". But $600 is a steal for a 6500, especially if it's only been ridden twice and has nothing wrong with it.

    btw, you're not gonna get a decent FS for under 1k unless you buy from some place like bikesdirect.com, and even then they only have about 1 or 2 that are any good for that price.
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    I'm 5'8" maybe closer to 5'9" and I ride a 15" and love it. Although, I might have gone for a 17 if my legs were not disproportionately short for my body. Anyway, if you're willing to spend a grand, spend a grand on a nice hardtail. If you can get a bike from 07 you'll get a top-of-the-line-hardtail and be way happier than you would be on a 6500 or a cheap dual suspension (DONT get a cheap dual suspension).

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    ibex

    I know it is a bit more than $1000, but I have read that the ibex astas are great deals for the $$

    http://www.ibexbikes.com/index.html

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    Might as well use Bikesdirect if you're planning on buying online.

    Something like :http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ane/fly_xc.htm

    Or if FS is more your thing: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...mcomp_ds08.htm

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    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Frame+07.aspx
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Ro...oc/5360033590/
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Sh...et/5360033397/
    to get started

    That Fly XC is a steal though. But if you want full suspension there is alot of frame deals out there to start
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Might as well use Bikesdirect if you're planning on buying online.

    Something like :http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ane/fly_xc.htm
    Mike needs to work on getting his comparisons straight. I don't even know HOW he managed to come up with this:

    "Brakes: Trek 6700 has entry level Single Digit 3 disc brakes, Trek 800 has mid-level Single Digit 5.
    The 2009 FLY XC has higher level Avid Single Digit 7 V disc brakes."

    Wtf? There's no such thing as Single Digit 3 DISC brakes (they're v-brakes), and the 6700 hasn't had v-brakes since '04. And the 800 was some cheapy bike, so I'm assuming he meant 8000, which also hasn't had v-brakes since '04. AND he's calling the SD-7s DISK BRAKES? They're v-brakes. Honestly now....how did he screw that one up?
    Last edited by eminefes; 10-28-08 at 10:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eminefes View Post
    Mike needs to work on getting his comparisons straight. I don't even know HOW he managed to come up with this:

    "Brakes: Trek 6700 has entry level Single Digit 3 disc brakes, Trek 800 has mid-level Single Digit 5.
    The 2009 FLY XC has higher level Avid Single Digit 7 V disc brakes."

    Wtf? There's no such thing as Single Digit 3 DISC brakes (they're v-brakes), and the 6700 hasn't had v-brakes since '04. And the 800 was some cheapy bike, so I'm assuming he meant 8000, which also hasn't had v-brakes since '04. AND he's calling the SD-7s DISK BRAKES? They're v-brakes. Honestly now....how did he screw that one up?
    Very true. The website isn't updated very much, and the reviews that they refer to are from some years ago. Regardless, BD bikes are some of the best values around, if you are willing to take the risk of sizing online.

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    thanks alot guys!

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