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Old 05-22-05, 08:01 PM
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mountain bike, which one would you get? I am not looking for recommendations. I am just interested in what bike that you would buy with $1,500.00 US. That is for the whole bike and not just parts or frame.

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Old 05-22-05, 08:08 PM
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Trek 8500 hard tail if i could haggle the LBS good enough to sell it to me at $1,500 that is.

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Old 05-22-05, 08:12 PM
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I think I'd get a Specialized FSR xc
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I would have to research it, but I would most likely get a hardtail. Well actually, there would be so many choices I would not be able to decide!
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Old 05-22-05, 08:32 PM
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Specialized Stumpjumper with a few extra goodies ......
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Old 05-22-05, 09:06 PM
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Giant STP1, converted to single ring with a road derrailuer and cassete, and either a fox fork or a RockShox Pike.
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Old 05-22-05, 09:41 PM
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I would get a fox 40 rc2 and hope m4 brakes to start building a DH rig...
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Old 05-22-05, 10:40 PM
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I just played this game. After two months of looking at a lot of bikes and test riding about ten bikes, I bought the Giant Trance 3. It felt the best to me. It all depends on what type riding you want the bike to be best suited for.
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Old 05-22-05, 10:45 PM
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a turner 5-spot frame, then transfer all the parts from my current bike
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Old 05-23-05, 12:00 AM
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A transition dirtbag frame with a Marz 66rc fork. Oh man, I'm drooling as we speak!
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Giant NRS ... It's a rocket with a enough cushion.
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Are you asking us to guess for you or me personally?...and 1500 total? or frame? I will answer as if I were talking in the now and and entire bike for myself in american.

There isn't one. I have all the bikes I need, at this point I would buy a frame in that range or maybe save and wait for the big 3000$.

One of the frames I really want are

https://www.transitionbikes.com/image..._FrameGold.jpg

But there is so much. At this point I have a few options. Either a real dh bike, short travel all mountain/fr bike or a road bike (training). I doubt I would ever spend my money on something pure xc.
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Old 05-23-05, 12:16 AM
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I agree with jameyj, i would spend it on a 2005 Giant NRS. If i had another $1000, it would be spent on a Composite 2.
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Old 05-23-05, 12:26 AM
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Me, I'd buy a Dirt Bag.
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Old 05-23-05, 12:28 AM
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5 huffy's.
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Old 05-23-05, 12:32 AM
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What huffy costs $300? :/
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Old 05-23-05, 12:35 AM
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$300 AU at the most.....Problaby more like 7?
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Old 05-23-05, 12:37 AM
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Old 05-23-05, 12:37 AM
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There are a few things I'd do if I was given $1500 to spend on my mountain bike.
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Old 05-23-05, 01:27 AM
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Get a good street/DJ hardtail. Like an STP1 or STP0 or something.
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A freeride frame, maybe a Banshee Scream / Chapparal.



Mmmmm...
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Old 05-23-05, 03:58 AM
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Transition Preston FR is i wanted an FS rig, maybe a Evil if i wanted a hardtail
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Old 05-23-05, 04:53 AM
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That'd be $US right? In which case theres a Kona Stinky at my lbs that I'd take home.

BTW KonaRider24 congrats on graduating! Whats your degree in?
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Old 05-23-05, 07:38 AM
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Complete bike for only $1,500???

Man, I'd really have to downgrade my standards. J/k, o.k., not really! (trying not to sound like a bike snob)

I'd probably look at a Kona Hardtail. I'd start with a Cowan and maybe buy a Troy Lee Design helmet with the extra cha-ching.

I like Specialized bikes, so maybe a P.3 and some goodies.

Since $1,500 wouldn't even buy me the frame I wanted for my Full Squish rig, I'd stick with a DJ hardtail. (another one I should say!)

Now, if I just had $1,500 to spend. I'd put it towards my Intense 5.5 frame!
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Old 05-23-05, 08:33 AM
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I think the Stinky retails for around 1500USD in the USA, right? If so, then Kona Stinky.
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