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Old 04-02-19, 05:18 AM
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New mtb - full suspension

Hey guys, i need some advice with getitng a mountain bike under 1k

few of the ones i found :

Boardman MTR 8.6 Mens Full Suspension Mountain Bike - 2019
Voodoo Minustor 650b Full Suspension Mens Mountain Bike - 2018
Voodoo Canzo 650b Mens Full Suspension Mountain Bike - 2018
GT Verb Comp Bike 2019
Jamis Dakar A2 2018 Mountain Bike
ROCKRIDER ST 540 S Full Suspension Mountain bike - 27.5"

any advice is welcome


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Old 04-02-19, 06:51 AM
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Generally speaking, with a budget of under 1K you're better off getting a hard tail if you're buying new. The components and fork are likely to be better at that price range over a full suspension at the same price. Plus a 1K full suspension will likely be pretty heavy. The other route would be to look used - you can probably find a couple year old full suspension that retailed in the 3k range for that 1K now.
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Old 04-03-19, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ttusomeone View Post
Generally speaking, with a budget of under 1K you're better off getting a hard tail if you're buying new. The components and fork are likely to be better at that price range over a full suspension at the same price. Plus a 1K full suspension will likely be pretty heavy. The other route would be to look used - you can probably find a couple year old full suspension that retailed in the 3k range for that 1K now.
+1 this

--definitely check with your local MTB club. I'll bet one or two members has a bike they would like to sell -or- they know of someone selling a bike.
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Old 04-03-19, 08:05 AM
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Full suspension under $1k gets you junk for a brand new bike.

~$1k MAY get you a decent used full suspension bike around 5 years old.
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Old 04-03-19, 07:08 PM
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The cheapest new FS bike that is fairly good is the Giant Stance 2 at $1550. I still have my 2015 Stance, which I now ride for easy trails, and pavement riding. If you can't afford at least that, I would avoid new FS.. And really you are not getting truly modern FS frame design unless you are spending at least $2000.
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Im MTB hunting as well

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The cheapest new FS bike that is fairly good is the Giant Stance 2 at $1550. I still have my 2015 Stance, which I now ride for easy trails, and pavement riding. If you can't afford at least that, I would avoid new FS.. And really you are not getting truly modern FS frame design unless you are spending at least $2000.

Saw this on craigslist I wonder is this a good deal and maybe be able to talk them down? This will be my first major MTB If i can get DS at a good price on my first go round should i jump on it?

2017 Giant Stance 1 (size M)

-120mm rear travel (Fox shock
-130mm front travel (Fox 34 rhythm, grip damper)
-SRAM NX drivetrain (with oval front chainring)
-mrp ramp control (adjust ramp up of front fork)
-Shimano SLX brakes (hydraulic Disc)
-Maxxis High Roller II front tire 2.4
-Maxxis Agressor rear tire 2.3

Asking $1050 OBO


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It depends on the condition. The bike sold new for a little under $2k.

If it is in excellent condition, (which is not easy for an inexperienced person to determine) It is a reasonable starting price. it is not a steal, but in some parts of the country new-ish good FS MTB in good condition can be rare.

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....also make certain that it fits you. Don't buy a bike just because it's a good price (unless, of course, you intend to immediately sell it).

and the add says o.b.o - so start low..... you will be surprised at how much folks with move off their asking price if you wave cash under their nose. ;- )
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Old 04-08-19, 07:02 AM
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~$1000 seems fair for that bike and it has decent components. If it fits and is in good condition (which looks like it is) you should have it in your possession already by the time you are reading this reply.
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Now that I am looking at the pics on a desktop monitor (rather than my phone), that looks like it has not been ridden a whole lot, or if it has, not very hard.

Those tires (which, judging from the closeup of the front tire, are barely worn.) are a nice upgrade over the stack Ardents, and the owner apparently knew enough to know to buy the MRP volume mod. If it fits, it looks like a good bike, and ~$1K seems fair.
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