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Old 02-04-04, 04:33 PM
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which bike should i buy?

im 15 and i have a specialized fsr xc with discs right now and i did a ton of riding this summer. but, most of my riding was on the road. i have full right now and its a pain to do road with a rear shock. yes u can pump it up, but its still not lockout. i want a rear lockout bike and maybe a front. right now im thinking about 2 different bikes.......im thinking EITHER cannondale jekyll 600 (http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/04/c...del-4VN6D.html) disc or specialized stumpjumper elite disc (http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=6785). i havent test ridden them yet, but i want to know what your guys' opinion is on them. and, if there is anything else i should check out in the $1800-2200 range. thanks a lot.

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Old 02-04-04, 05:38 PM
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why dont you just get a hardtail?
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Old 02-04-04, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bigchina
why dont you just get a hardtail?
because i still go offroad. i want versatility and a good bike. i do some serious single track so dont doubt me about offroading.
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keep the fsr for trails and get a hardtail for street
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oh and if it's the lockout feature you really want why buy a whole new bike??? that's stupid crazy. just buy a shock with a lockout.
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If you really REALLY want a new bike, get a hardtail for the road. If you don't want a hardtail, get a new rear shock with a lockout as montlake said.

Good luck!!

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Old 02-04-04, 08:08 PM
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getting a new rear shock is a whole lot cheaper than buying a new bike.
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Or, if you are riding on the road for just riding on the road (not jumping around, etc) you could buy a *GASP* road bike. Or, if you want a trail bike and "street" bike (ERRRBUN) then getting a hardtail and throwing some slicks on it would be a good choice.

If you just hate the bob on the road, just get a new fork and shock with lockout...You don't need a new bike.
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heres part 2. my FSR is pretty crappy. i hate to call it crappy, but i am. its got a JUDY fork which is in need of replacing and overall, the frame isnt that good. plus, its getting too small for me. it was 900 bucks new base. then i put on discs and eggbeaters and a speedo and bag and stuff to crank it up to about 1200 or 1300. so, basically i am need of a new bike. i really like riding offroad so i still want full, but with lockout for the road. i dont really want a road bike because then its strictly road AND i need a new trail bike then too. so with lockout, i can have the best of both worlds. in addition to rear lockout, what do you guys think of front lockout? is it really necessary for riding on the road? thanks.
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A bike cannont do everything well. you said that you did MOST of your riding on the road...that means that a bike that is good on the ROAD is what you need, and that is not a full suspension with a lockout, it is a ROAD bike or at the very least, a hardtail. Why don't you keep your FSR, and buy a another bike that is better for the road, you wont get anything for your FSR anyway.
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I really don't think the front lockout is neccessary for road riding but I guess it does help if you want every little bit of your energy to go into your pedaling.


since youhave $1800-2200 then I would get new shocks for the specialized and then buy a nice road bike with the leftover money. There ya go, nowyouhave a mountain bike with lockout and a nice road bike.
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I Cannot Keep The Fsr Because It Is Too Small.
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For $800.00 bucks you can get a new Surly Crosscheck, a cyclocross bike that would be good on the road and on mild trails. The components are entry level, but the bike is a solid deal. Take the rest of the money and get a frame and fork to mount the rest of your MTB components on. MTBs just don't compare to road geometry bikes on pavement.
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Buy an EPIC!

Or any of the new XC bikes with inertia valve technology for the suspension.

Then, get some semi-slicks or full-slicks when you hit the pavement.

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I would have to say the Epic does seem a good choice for you its a fast FS bike for the trail but it should not be to uncomfortable on road either. If your not that serious a road rider and just want to commute a decent FS bike with lockout is fine for the road. As you seem to know
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make that an epic s-works..hehe
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That was $2000, not $4500!

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