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Old 12-18-17, 06:44 PM
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27.5+ Bang for your buck

Whatís the best 27.5Plus bike out there for the money? Went to my LBS and test rode a few 29ers and a 27.5+. I really like the ride and feel of the Plus bike as opposed to the 29er. Being 6í4 and 320lbs im looking for something sturdy enough to hold my weight. The 27.5Plus bike I rode was a Specialized Fuze6 Fattie. Some think theres a better bang for my buck option out there but iím yet to find one. Searching for help here in picking out my new bike. Iíd like to stay $1k and under on my budget. Thanks in advance for any help
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Old 12-18-17, 06:53 PM
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there is price point competition among brands *, pick the shop first, then get a bike from them ..

OEM multi brand manufacturing is concentrated many brands to be made in very few factories these days ..

*"all things being equal, they will be"
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Old 12-19-17, 05:41 PM
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It may be worth you doing some research on components and the different levels from different brands. That being both the running gear and the forks.

At your price point there probably isn't much difference in the alloy frame quality from fairly (not really cheap) cheap bikes right up to those towards the top of your budget. Going from there you will start to see bikes that offer more bang for buck than others.

Just keep in mind that even basic level components will be more than fine if you're just starting out. You won't really know what matters more until you just get out there and ride. Get a bike, work out what you like or don't like about your bike over time and work out what sort of riding you like to do. Then plot your course to your next investment. Because if you take to riding, that "next investment" is pretty much inevitable
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Check out the marin pine mountain series. I own one,you wont regret it.
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Bikesdirect has some 27.5+ models.
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I own a Fuze 6 and really like the bike. I guess it all depends on where you ride and how you ride. As soon as I break this brochitas I will be out again. Just find a bike at your LBS the appreciate your money more than online places
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Originally Posted by tyrion
Bikesdirect has some 27.5+ models.
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Personally I think the point of a Plus or Fatbike is to put all the suspension you need in the tires, so I would swap out for a rigid carbon fork, and try to sell the suspension fork on CL for hopefully more than the rigid fork cost.
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Bikesdirect has some 27.5+ models.
Bang for buck you can't beat BD.

But make sure you can set it up or your LBS will. REI does this as a paid service as well.
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Bang for buck you can't beat BD.

But make sure you can set it up or your LBS will. REI does this as a paid service as well.
The reiís near me have several great bikes for clydes.
Was drooling over them last weekend.
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Originally Posted by wvridgerider
I own a Fuze 6 and really like the bike. I guess it all depends on where you ride and how you ride. As soon as I break this brochitas I will be out again. Just find a bike at your LBS the appreciate your money more than online places
I see your name wvridgerider

Where you from in WV? Logan County here
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Originally Posted by turbopower18
I see your name wvridgerider

Where you from in WV? Logan County here
Winfield
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Over the summer I bought a Mongoose Ruddy Comp 27.5+ from Nashbar. It was a lot of bike for $650. Really good level components for the money. The only thing I would change if I could would be the cable routing. I don't know why they felt like they had to go internal for the shift cables. Shifting is kind of sluggish. I think there's a little friction at the exit transition under the downtube.

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I don't think that wheel size is mainstream enough to be a budgeted bike. It was designed around full suspension all mountain bike/jumping/downhill style having more suspension and adding air volume to give it the ride it created.

Usually why you see them fitted with dropper seat post and 120mm forks.

You will be fine on a regular 29er hardtail, can be found from $400-1500. I'd get a $1000-1200 range hard tail, you get a better fork, brakes and not the bottom barrel drive train. Usually 10speed is standard these days, anything less is garbage and will cost you $300+ to upgrade later on. (cranks, shifter, both Ds, chain)

For case volume, most frames will clear a 2.35 tire which is darn meaty. And can run a 2.45" up front.

https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.co...8-278090-1.htm

https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.co...9-295492-1.htm

https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.co...4-309336-1.htm

https://bicyclewarehouse.com/collect...om-29er-2-2018

lifetime warranty on these frames as well.
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