Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-05, 04:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can somebody break down the different categories and characteristics that go along with bikes in that category please (freeride, XC, dirt jump) . I am a fairly newby riding an old Trek 6000 hardtail, but looking to jump into a full suspension bike. I just have no idea how much travel i need. I live in florida so my riding involves "florida mounains" I do alot of trail riding with a pretty good mixture of terrain. From my limited reading i believe I will do best with a cross country bike so I am looking at the Specialized FSR XC for about $1100, with deore shifters LX front XT rear and v brakes. Any suggestions in the same price point (< $1500) that I should look at will be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by fastlilrex; 05-20-05 at 04:56 PM.
fastlilrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-05, 05:05 PM   #2
Elite Rep
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
The categories have been explained over and over, infact I saw one yesterday. Maybe if you did a search you might find something.

With the bike, perfect for XC riding, so are most hardtails in that area. If you were looking to take up Down Hill riding, look into FS.
blue_neon is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.