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Old 04-23-08, 10:54 PM
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Say I gave you these parameters of a bike I want... what would you suggest?

Sup fellas. I'm riding a 2004 Giant Boulder SE. Great bike, unusually sturdy considering the price I paid for it. I don't plan to get a new bike for a while, but since I've been out of the loop for a while, I'd like to at least look around and get an idea for a few bike models that may interest me in the event I get rich and want to upgrade.

Say I wanted a hard tail, decent reviews, price tag of 500 or less, disc brakes are a nice bonus, but not required. I saw the Gary Fisher Mullet in person, which is a 650 dollar bike. VERY nice. That's exactly what I would like. Except, it's 650 bucks, and I'm a college kid. 500 alone is a crazy stretch for me, but I'm curious to see what you folks would suggest.
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08 Giant Yukon. I picked mine up for 549$ canadian, I believe it retails for just around 500 in the US.

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Shimano Alivio trigger shifting, Shimano Deore rear derailleur
Hayes MX-4 mechanical disc brakes
WTB Dual Duty XC rim/Formula disc hub wheelset

Giant advertises a rockshox dart1 on their website, but Giants Canadian Brochure advertises suntour xcr 100mm fork. Mine came with the suntour.

So far I have no complaints, but I haven't tried anything else.

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