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Old 12-15-04, 02:18 AM   #1
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$600, what bike can i buy, i do dirt jumping, small drop offs around meter and under(rarely a meter). Hardtail is fine with me, and i can go up $50 or possibly $100, but $600 what do you recommend. I was told kona shred 2005 was $600?

for those who remember me asking this stuff, i am still unclear, sorry. Hopefully the feed back will show me the way.
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Old 12-15-04, 02:39 AM   #2
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The shred is $650 US.
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Old 12-15-04, 02:59 AM   #3
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still fits into his budget sorta... he said he could go up $50, so that might fit in.. Looks like a decent bike, though. Nice bike to start with. I dunno that you can do much better for that price range. My Specialized Hardrock Pro, by comparison was $685 and it's a prety good bike. It's not a specific DJ bike, but it would suffice rather well as an urban bike. I'm not a big fan of the wheels, though. I did get lucky and mine came spec'd with BB7 mech discs instead of BB5's like it was supposed to.
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Old 12-15-04, 03:13 AM   #4
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thats no good, im an aussie, the price will be up a bit wont it?
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Wow... you're looking to spend $600 AUD? Erm.. completely different price bracket there.
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Old 12-15-04, 03:22 AM   #6
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crap...im in a rut now..ok, still anything you lot can recommend? perhaps second hand stuff, that would be my last resort as i just dont trust them...
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Old 12-15-04, 03:25 AM   #7
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You should buy the stinky like you said you were. If that fails, look for something second hand cos you're not going to find anything decent for that much new.
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Old 12-15-04, 03:33 AM   #8
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ahhhrgh...LBS is having a 20% off sale, buy while the price is low?
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If they have something you like and is built for what you want to use it for, yes.
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Dont bother buying a bike just because its on sale and you dont like it, save up abit more money and buy a better bike... it'll repay you in the long run... Rather than a cheap bike that will die on you and you spend have of your riding time fixing, in my opinion, the jump from a 200 to 400 bike is immense, i never realised it would be so much different, dont know what that is in AUS, but i would recommend saving your money for something abit more dependable, rather than wasting your money on a cheap bike
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