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Old 12-05-08, 11:11 PM   #1
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Help me find a FS bike...

Looking for a Full Suspension bike to ride trails with a ton of roots, ups and downs, etc. As you can probably tell from my lack of cool MTB lingo and abbreviations, I am new to MTB on trails. I recently started riding a couple trails, busted my butt a few times (and still loved it) and I am hooked.

This is what I am looking for (Keep in mind, I am 6ft and weigh 230lbs):

- Full suspension bike
- Spend around $850
- Doesn't need to be latest model: Will consider anything 2005 and younger.
- Disc brakes (if possible hydraulic)

Anybody have any good bike recommendations and where to get it cheap?

THANKS.
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Old 12-05-08, 11:45 PM   #2
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Well, to start off you can look here: Please Read Before asking Question: MTB FAQ.
You're gonna have a real hard time finding a new FS bike of any decent quality for $850, much less with hydraulic discs. Used is another matter that I don't really know enought to advide you on.
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Well, to start off you can look here: Please Read Before asking Question: MTB FAQ.
You're gonna have a real hard time finding a new FS bike of any decent quality for $850, much less with hydraulic discs. Used is another matter that I don't really know enought to advide you on.
Don't listen to this man. If you're willing to buy as old as 2005, you can find some awesome deals on ebay. If you want new or "like new" then $850 is a recipe for a good hardtail.

Look for something like:
Jamis Dakar XLT
Specialized Enduro (may keep your eyes open for an '04 on this one)
Giant AC
Cannondale Prophet (I'm personally not a fan but I saw on with a 55 that was sexy)



You're a bigger dude...so you need a tough'ish bike. Stay away from XC race oriented stuff. It's designed for "go fast" with a dent in durability.
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Old 12-06-08, 01:39 PM   #4
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...I specifically said that about new FS bikes, not used FS's or new hardtails. Nothing in Chelboed's post disagreed with what I was saying

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