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Old 08-09-04, 12:06 AM   #1
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Recommended 2nd bike for beginner racer?

Hi all,

I've been spending way too much time riding and it looks like I need to enter my first race to shrink my big head. I'm on an old Specialized FSR right now for trails but what are the best options for a new xc racer? I'm partial to Specialized 'cause I've never been on anything else, but I'm open to all options. Should I go hardtail? Should I modify my current '98 expert ? Should I throw all my hard-earned money into a $4,000 S-works or go for something mid-range? Help! Thanks.
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Old 08-09-04, 12:12 AM   #2
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don't stick w/ specalized for XC i race a specalized for XC (not by choice) get a kon kula deluxe or sumthin
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Old 08-09-04, 03:56 PM   #3
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Why shouldn't he get a Specialized...If you're partial to them go for a Stumpjumper hardtail, it will cost you about $1800 (CAD) and they're ready to race right off the bat. I don't think the S-Works are worth the price tag myself. If you want to spend that much cash I would go for a Titus.
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