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Old 01-10-08, 01:50 AM   #1
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Purchasing a new bike

I'm pretty new to mountain biking and am instantly in love with it have been doing it now for several months and starting to really get my biking legs in gear. I'm looking to purchase my first FS bike. I have really been checking out the new '08 Yeti 575's and they look beautiful. Here is basically my style of riding:

-moderately fast through singletrack and trails in general.

- I like climbing and would like to have a good bike for that

- I like to jump around on the trail getting small-mid size air, small gap jumps, mid sized far as jumping and drops goes nothing major like a required "Dirt Jumper or whatever you would call it" required bike would need but still getting some air is fun.

- I do tend to ride aggressive, I love going fast through trails and especially down hills (now I'm not talking about downhill riding like say the Yeti 303 I believe it's called would call for but I hope you get my point).

Tell me........would the '08 Yeti 575 be a wise decision?

I'm used to using a 140mm fork and love it and it appears as if the new 575 is based on a 140. The longer travel compared to the ASR also seems like it would be a plus if I was in some rough terrain.

So basically an all around trail/mountain bike/xc bike that is still plenty strong enough for some aggressive riding on top of it all.

I don't know it almost sounds as if I'm answering my own question here to get the 575 but would like some reasurance. I just want to buy a bike that will put a big smile on my face when riding. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-10-08, 07:55 AM   #2
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It's a sweet bike, no doubt. Most people though, start out with something a little less expensive. IE.....$1500 range for full suspension. But, if you got the money, go for it. It would jsut suck if you didn't end up riding as much as you thought and have a $3000-$4000 bike sitting there.
But, for what you describe as your riding style(a little bit of everything aggressive), it looks like a good choice.
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