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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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    How aggressive? We talkin' air time?
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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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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