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Old 05-11-05, 02:30 PM
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good all-around bike

hi mtb'ers,

which bikes do you recommend as a very good bike for cross country mainly but would be decent for up to 3 foot hucks and intermediate-skill-level downhills?

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Old 05-11-05, 02:49 PM
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Kona Coiler, Specialized Enduro
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Old 05-11-05, 03:31 PM
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Orange Patriot.
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Old 05-11-05, 03:36 PM
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Kona Coiler, Excellent all around bike!
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Old 05-11-05, 04:58 PM
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Would the Iron horse MKIII fit this catagory as well as most 4inch to 5 inch trail bkes? Kona dawg should be good too, no?
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I second the Iron Horse, its an AWESOME bike.
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Old 05-11-05, 08:53 PM
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I think the Coiler may be a little overkill for a 3ft drop... maybe a 5" Dawg instead? Its so hard to say when you have 3ft drops mixed with "intermediate" downhill. Intermediate downhill is a LOT more than 3ft drops. A Coiler just plain sucks for cross country... what you really want is two bikes.
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