First off, Hey. This is my first post in a great looking forum.
Second: Alright. I've decided I want to get into Freeriding, instead of more XC. I am going to sell my current ride (Giant VT2) For approx $1000-$1200 (US) and it retails for around $2000. Do you think thats a decent price? Too exesive? Not enough? (Its not damaged an any severe way, just very minor scratches. Its only an '04) Any who, I'm looking into either bying a frame (Budget about $1200-$1350) Or else a Complete (Budget $3000, give or take a hundred). I would really like to build up my own bike, having all of the specs I want, and just to work with the bike and learn more about bikes ingeneral.
I have travelled to a (semi) decent mountain biking mountain (Schweitzer) and attempted the Norba downhill course. I fell in love with more agressive riding ever since.
I am apart of my local trail building organization (MOMBA) and we build small trails on one of our local "mountains" (only 3000 ft).
Back to the bikes.
I've looked into a few choices:
> The Banshee Scream
> The Banshee Chaparral
> The Kona Coiler Dee-lux
> The Kona Stinky Dee- Lux
> The Yeti AS-X
And those are just a few. I know I have left out a bunch, but there is really no reason to post them all, tehre are so many.
Thoughts are appreciated