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Old 11-16-09, 12:29 AM   #1
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Best full-suspension all-mountain Brands?

what are the best brands and dependable
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Old 11-16-09, 01:37 AM   #2
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Dependable for what?
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Old 11-16-09, 10:56 AM   #3
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Next, Schwinn, Pacific, pretty much anything at WalMart is awsome.
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Best=Santa Cruz. Dependable=Trek.
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is the santa cruz heckler good? it doesnt seem like it would be as shock absorbent because its just a single-pivot bike compared to a four-bar suspension
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Old 11-16-09, 01:51 PM   #7
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"Roadmaster" full suspension, make sure you run it on full soft setting.
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I think you ought to go with your Elllsworth idea - - I've heard that Tony is a master craftsman and one of the most honest, upstanding guys in the biz.
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IMO Giant with its Maestro suspension is way ahead of alot of some of the more expensive bikes out there
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Old 11-16-09, 07:48 PM   #10
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You mean Giant with it's DW Link ripoff suspension?

What's the price range?

If the sky is the limit, then you have alot of choices.
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is the santa cruz heckler good? it doesnt seem like it would be as shock absorbent because its just a single-pivot bike compared to a four-bar suspension
........and what do you know about 4 bar and single pivot?
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I'll nominate Giant, the Trance specifically. And the Specialized Enduro is hawt.
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I'll nominate Giant, the Trance specifically. And the Specialized Enduro is hawt.

Umm, The Reign is the all mountain bike from Giant.
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Umm, The Reign is the all mountain bike from Giant.
Trance is a more aggressive 5 inch travel trail bike. Right. I always confuse trail and AM.
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Trance is a more aggressive 5 inch travel trail bike. Right. I always confuse trail and AM.
Wow..........but you're still gonna give out advice.

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under $2000
Lots of options.Where and what are you gonna be riding with this bike?
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What you really want is a rigid 29er.
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For a brainstormer OP doesn't provide much input...

Is the Heckler a good bike? No, I hate all of mine, but I'll just suffer and keep riding them, what with their "poor" single pivot suspension and all...
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For a brainstormer OP doesn't provide much input...

Is the Heckler a good bike? No, I hate all of mine, but I'll just suffer and keep riding them, what with their "poor" single pivot suspension and all...
I know what you mean. I like the Enduro that I'm riding but I miss my Bullit.
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