say i have 1500$ burning a hole in my pocket. What's the best bike on the market? Conditions:
- it has to be available online - can't do any LBS;
- it has to be a full suspension;
- XC or AM;
- Gotta spend it before the end of april
Must be nice having that kind of cash laying around. I can't even pay my cable bill... lol
Why online? No LBS near you? Have you considered used? The ones posted above are nice, but with that cash, you could get a few steps up in a used rig. You say XC or AM, but that leaves a big gap in the choices. At that price range, your gonna get entry level FS bikes. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the upgrade bug comes fast, and again, used may be the way to go.
And if you don't mind me asking, why do you NEED to spend it by the end of april. Trying to spend it before someone (ie; IRS, bill collectors, ect...) come to take it... lol
hey guys thanks for the replies. i guess i owe you more details: no lbs around as i am in mozambique, africa. i hate buying bikes online but what options do i have? i need to spend it before the end of the month because somebody is coming here from the states with a household allowance that i want to parasite.
and i want to stick to xc/ am as there are many hills to climb (dont want to go too heavy) plus i ride with people with xc and i want to be able to keep up.
Well I'll be damned. I guess you learn something every day huh.
Originally Posted by Kozy
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huh... I remember buying a Lemond road frame online a few years ago, from a LBS that sold there stock online too, I did have it shipped. Maybe they just break the rules. Who knows. Anyway, maybe we need to start looking at something else for him then.
OP: What city are you in, or the biggest city near you. Are you on a base?
thanks joe - i think i will put the order for the GT9r then. i am spending most of my time in eastern mozambique and in swaziland - some of the best MTB landscape on the planet actually. all of it untouched.
I took my honeymoon in swaziland. It was amazing. Some of the best riding I've ever had. Different than I'm used too, but still amazing in all. It was a biking and herping trip, more spent on bikes then herping though. If you don't mind me asking, what are you doing over there?
indeed - beautiful riding here. i'm working in relief/ development and have been living & riding all over africa (and asia). which also made me a bit of an expert in complicated inter-continental bike logistics