So, I've been riding since I was a kid, perhaps in more recent years not as aggressive though. I'm getting back into more trail riding, after learning of some nice trails near by and a group to ride with. I've always bought what might be considered lower end bikes, currently i have a 2003 norco bushpilot (http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...ilot&Type=bike) . The bike has served me well, but I'm ready for something more serious that is going to be a good trail bike. I want to keep the price under 1K, so that may mean a used bike (I may have already found one).
The used bike I found is a 2006 Specialized Rockhopper pro, it looks like its in immaculate condition it is owned by a bike mechanic at a local bike store. He wants 800 cdn for it, and will give 2 years free service. This a good deal? Picture of model of the bike is : http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/3648264/ .
Other than that, any suggestions on a new bike in that price range are welcome.
If you look around you might find a better deal. Be patient! I waited and found this at a reasonable price. $600
2007 Cannondale F4 Mountain Bike, rarely used, over a thousand dollars in upgrades including:
Hayes Nine Brakes Front and Back
Shimano XT Rear Deraillleur
Shimano XT Crankset
Shimano Deore Front Deraillieur
XT Rear Cassette
Cane Creek Thudbuster seat post