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Old 11-02-09, 02:22 PM   #1
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What to buy - $1200.

If you only had $1200, what would you buy? Needs are just general trail riding, not too aggressive, just do what I can at 58 years old. Has to go up and down hills well, if that's possible at that price. Thanks for your suggestions.

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How bout an AFLAC accident plan. $1,200 buys about two years! At 55 y.o. I am seeing the value of it.
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I would buy a RockyMountain Flow with a PIKE/Saint / SS build and some Transition Revo36 wheels...and $400 worth of beer.
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. . . just do what I can at 58 years old.
Don't limit yourself just because you are over 50.


But seriously, get yourself a Giant Yukon FX and pocket the difference - - or use it to buy a nifty extra like a dropper seatpost.


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I would buy a RockyMountain Flow with a PIKE/Saint / SS build and some Transition Revo36 wheels....
Yes, but you are a sick (and I don't mean in a rad way) individual .
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I like the NORCO line, just to be different. The Bigfoot is a great basic bike and leaves room in the price to pick up a few extras, computer, hydration system, shoes. The Jubei 2 is a very well equipped ride and costs more. But the 2010 are replacing the 2009s. you should be able to pick up some deals on remaining 2009s. Dealers need that floor space.
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Well, with nothing new at the $1200 range that really did it for me, I continued to look used. Today, I found a 2007 Jamis Dragon Pro that I'm going to look at Sunday. Has a sweet steel frame with lots of XT componets. If it's in nice condition, It will be mine!
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As long as the Dragon fits you properly...it's a good bike, Bob. As long as you're buying the right tool for the job, a Jamis will get the job done.


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Well, with nothing new at the $1200 range that really did it for me, I continued to look used. Today, I found a 2007 Jamis Dragon Pro that I'm going to look at Sunday. Has a sweet steel frame with lots of XT componets. If it's in nice condition, It will be mine!
Great bike! I miss mine...
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