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Old 12-17-08, 04:20 PM   #1
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ISO Good value for $1,000

My 15 y/o son is looking for 26er, hardtail, geared, front suspension, disc brakes. He's about 125# and is pretty skilled and rides aggressively on some pretty technical single track we have nearby. Just out-grew his old steed. We're looking at the obvious ones, Trek, C-Dale, Gary Fisher. What bikes are a good value for the above described in the $1,000 range? Thanks.
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Old 12-17-08, 04:37 PM   #2
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How aggressive? We talkin' air time?
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If he truly rides real aggressively and is looking toward progressing into hitting jumps and hopping off of things (rather than more XC-oriented riding), a Kona Shred (at the lower end - $750), a Kona Five-0 or Transition Vagrant (at the upper end - around $1,200) would fill the bill nicely.
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