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Old 04-02-12, 03:12 PM   #1
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help choose bike please

Hi, I'm thinking about buying new bike, but I don't know how should it look like. I want something that can take a lot of beating, suitable for downhill, but I don't want to sacrifice mobility uphill. It can't be heavy, I also heard full suspension bike is not best choice to go uphill. I think nice hardtail should do the trick. What do you think? Also, which one is better hydraulic or mechanic brake?, What type of shifter would be good for bike like this?

This is just to get a general idea, but I am willing to spend around 2000$.
Thanks for help.
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Old 04-02-12, 05:22 PM   #2
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Hi, I'm thinking about buying new bike, but I don't know how should it look like.
it should have two wheels, a seat, handlebars...it should look sort of like a bike.

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I want something that can take a lot of beating, suitable for downhill, but I don't want to sacrifice mobility uphill.
sounds like you want an all mountain full suspension bike, at least 5 inches of travel

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It can't be heavy, I also heard full suspension bike is not best choice to go uphill.
WRONG. people ride full suspension bikes up hills all the time.

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.. which one is better hydraulic or mechanic brake?, What type of shifter would be good for bike like this?
sort of depends on this really, one is not necessarily better than the other.

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This is just to get a general idea, but I am willing to spend around 2000$.
Thanks for help.
for $2000 you can get an excellent full suspension bike. look at the trek fuel ex6, it's light, it can handle what you want to do, and it's a really solid fun bike.
If you do want a hard tail, you can get an super excellent hard tail for $2000 as well.

For $2000, just about any bike you get is going to be great.


the MOST IMPORTANT thing about getting a new bike is fit and comfort. make sure whatever bike you get fits you and is comfy.

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Old 04-02-12, 08:29 PM   #3
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it should have two wheels, a seat, handlebars...it should look sort of like a bike.

sounds like you want an all mountain full suspension bike, at least 5 inches of travel

WRONG. people ride full suspension bikes up hills all the time.

sort of depends on this really, one is not necessarily better than the other.


for $2000 you can get an excellent full suspension bike. look at the trek fuel ex6, it's light, it can handle what you want to do, and it's a really solid fun bike.
If you do want a hard tail, you can get an super excellent hard tail for $2000 as well.

For $2000, just about any bike you get is going to be great.


the MOST IMPORTANT thing about getting a new bike is fit and comfort. make sure whatever bike you get fits you and is comfy.

+1 ^This is excellent advice!
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