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Old 08-27-11, 04:39 PM
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information about full suspension MTB

I am considering in a year or 2 to purchase a new MTB. Perhaps a full suspension.
more less looking for something more into the XC then downhill aspects.

What is the average weight of a full suspension?

What price rate would i be looking at for something good.

Give me example of a good quality full suspension.
I am willing to spend $3000.

More less a good quality rear and front suspension type that works when it should and does all the good stuff is what i am getting at?

Are lightweight mtb full suspensions durable, as i often have minor wipeouts when i do single track. More less the slow moving type.

Thanks for your help
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Old 08-29-11, 01:18 PM
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I have the Rumblefish One and I really like it. It is a bit under 30 lbs. which isn't bad for what it is. It is a very slack bike as you sit a lot more upright then what you may be used to. This works out for me as I do a lot of road biking, so when I go mountain biking I feel like it gives my back a break from being hunched over. For durability, It seems great. I have had some minor falls, but nothing too serious. For $3K you can get a really nice full suspension bike. Overall, it isn't the fastest bike out there, but it is a blast to ride. It rips down hills and eats up dirt like you wouldn't believe.

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Originally Posted by worldtraveller View Post
I am considering in a year or 2 to purchase a new MTB
By that time, everyone will be on 29ers.
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Old 08-29-11, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
By that time, everyone will be on 29ers.
26 full susp. Will be no more by then...29er will rule
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
By that time, everyone will be on 29ers.
Except for the people who are pushing 29ers now. They'll be on 32ers.
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Old 08-29-11, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
By that time, everyone will be on 29ers.

Everyone except me.
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Well, most full suspension mtb's are expensive and pretty light. i'd say the avarage is about 30lbs. Full suspension bikes are really expensive. most cost about $1,000-$6000 depending on quality.
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Old 08-30-11, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by worldtraveller View Post
What is the average weight of a full suspension?
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Give me example of a good quality full suspension.
I am willing to spend $3000.
Dakar XCR Race MSRP is $3000 and it weighs 26.75 lbs. Not bad at all!

I'm guessing that's towards the low end of the weight range at that price level.
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Old 08-31-11, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by dremspider View Post
I have the Rumblefish One and I really like it. It is a bit under 30 lbs. which isn't bad for what it is. It is a very slack bike as you sit a lot more upright then what you may be used to. This works out for me as I do a lot of road biking, so when I go mountain biking I feel like it gives my back a break from being hunched over. For durability, It seems great. I have had some minor falls, but nothing too serious. For $3K you can get a really nice full suspension bike. Overall, it isn't the fastest bike out there, but it is a blast to ride. It rips down hills and eats up dirt like you wouldn't believe.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...rumblefish_i/#
Ditto all this- love mine, but wish it were 5# lighter LOL. I did manage to crash mine good/bad enough to dent in the chainstay necessitating replacement of it alone- something one can not do with a HT, obviously.
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Depending on your inseam, height, riding style, etc. a 26'er may be more appropriate so a 29er is not the only option. Under 30 lbs. is relatively common for FS 29er's.

3K will get you a lot. I've purchased two used 29er's (roughly 1 year old) off eBay (one hard tail and one full suspension), both combined for less than 3K total. My full suspension bike is an '09 Turner Sultan which new in the configuration I got would cost 5-6K. The best time to shop for a bike (new or used) is late fall or winter when the demand is significantly lower and your chances of finding a bargain are greatest.
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