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Old 01-15-05, 03:37 PM
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$1000-$1500

i am looking for a fully supended all-mountain MTB. What is out there? and what do you reccomend?
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Old 01-15-05, 03:47 PM
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i was looking at the Cannondale Jeyl, and the Jamis Dakar. What does Trek, Iron Horse, and K2 make iin this category????
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Find someone who subscribes to all the biking magazines (Maybe it's your lbs or the local library if you're a larger metro area) and locate the '05 buyer's guides. They'd be a great place to start.
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Old 01-15-05, 03:54 PM
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i have looked at some but none have prices.
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Now this is kinda pissing me off. Does this sit elie and boost the amount of numbers it says are veiwing? if there are 50-65 people shouldnt som eof them own or know about a 1000-1500 dollar MTB????????????????
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Old 01-15-05, 04:57 PM
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why dont you look at various manufacturs websites and look at the products they offer for 05 or 04 and usually there is something like an MSRP. Google is an amazing tool, try that before posting.
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Old 01-15-05, 04:58 PM
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i have searched goole and the manufacturers and NO PRICES.
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Old 01-15-05, 06:53 PM
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if you look on the trek, norco and i think kona, sites, they all have a msrp, and if they dont look for a contact us thing on their site or go to your lbs and ask.
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Old 01-15-05, 07:25 PM
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I think the Jekyl checks in somewhere around 2200 depending on the componets it has. The Dakar I don't know about.
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Old 01-15-05, 07:32 PM
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the jekyl is 1200
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Dakar Comp is somewhere around $1000 and I think the Sport is around $1400. I know the Specialized FSR, Trek Fuel, and Giant NRS all come in a version that falls in your price range. These are all XC oriented bikes, but should all be able to handle some pretty agressive trails.

To get exact prices, you'll need to find a dealer and drop by (and test ride em!).
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Well hell man, if you knew the price why are you asking then?
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thanks iamlucky13 that was the best reply so far.
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Old 01-15-05, 07:40 PM
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same with you hammerthehill
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literally almost every major brand of bike, and many smaller companies make xc/all mountain bikes in that price range. the list would be huge. as has been said, call your local bike shops, see what they have, and go ride them. since you gave us no information on your age, weight, height, riding style, trail type, etc, we cant give you anything more than "theres a ton of bikes, go ride them and see what you like". if you want to give us a hint as to what you want, we can give you a more focused list.
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I am looking fo ra large well known company. I am oging to ride the bikes.
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Originally Posted by wildboer
Now this is kinda pissing me off. Does this sit elie and boost the amount of numbers it says are veiwing?
You've uncovered the deepest, darkest bikeforums secret. There's actually only one person ever viewing, it's me, and I'm a n00b. Luckily for you, however, if you get pissed, it makes me *much* more likely to give you a good answer.
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Old 01-15-05, 07:58 PM
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I was just getting fristrated becasue the Jets were loosing!
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Old 01-15-05, 07:59 PM
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Or rather were going to lose.

also if there were 60+ppl why arent there more posts? i am a member of forums with 30 total members and they post more often
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Probably kids. They tend to talk more crap than anything. A lot of people view the mountain bike forum but don't post. I hang in the roadie forum and never post. Relax and people will respond. Weekends tend to be really slow on this site

Iamlucky gave the best advice and I would simply add test ride all you can. When you find one that fits buy it. In the end thats all thats gonna matter
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Originally Posted by wildboer
I was just getting fristrated becasue the Jets were loosing!
I would feel for ya if it wasn't an obvious ending to the game
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Old 01-15-05, 08:10 PM
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Im gonna test ride as many as possible. I might go on impulse and spen 2000 but then if my BMX breaks im screwed.
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Just ride, I thought I wanted a FS but when I rode one I totally didn't like it. it just felt funny to me, like the rear end wasn't connected. Ride as many as you can, thats how I found out I love hardtails

Sorry if I was a d!ck in the other post, I was frustrated that the steelers let the jets come back 10-0
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Old 01-16-05, 10:13 AM
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thats fine. the only one i knew was the Jekyl. I ride BMX and im gonna switch to freeride MTB. but i dont have the cash for a fully suspended freestyle.
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Thats cool, I was doing XC and wanted to get into Freeride but I didn't want a FS, maybe check out the freeride hardtail stickie at the top. I got a surly and its going to be pretty much my do-all, of course we don't have anything like Whistler down here in Central Texas either lol.
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