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Best Full Suspension MTB for under $2,000?

Old 08-15-12, 03:15 PM
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Best Full Suspension MTB for under $2,000?

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Old 08-20-12, 04:41 PM
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Dig up another $1000 and you could get a Stumpjumper.... I would.
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Depends on the purpose; but for a trail bike under 2K, probably something like the Specialized Camber Comp.
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Old 08-20-12, 05:24 PM
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C'mon op help us out. You want info but you didn't give us anything to work with. What is your exact budget? 2000 exactly? 1800? Or can you dig a few hundred bucks more? Where are you located? 2013 specialized models are coming out and there are some killer deals on 2012 models.
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Im located in Bermuda, and around 2000$ it all depends. I can save up as much as i need, but considering this is only really my 2nd bike i dont want to buy anything too expensive. it costs a lot to bring bikes in to bermuda (33% duty) plus shipping, so probably a bike around 1400$ would be good. Im only expecting to get a hardtail, but if I can find a reasonably priced fll suspension I might as well.
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Old 08-20-12, 07:33 PM
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Here is your bike.


http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...fx/9040/48913/
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Old 08-20-12, 07:41 PM
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Or this for a bit more.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...x4/9034/48902/
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Old 08-21-12, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MTBBDA View Post
Im located in Bermuda, and around 2000$ it all depends. I can save up as much as i need, but considering this is only really my 2nd bike i dont want to buy anything too expensive. it costs a lot to bring bikes in to bermuda (33% duty) plus shipping, so probably a bike around 1400$ would be good. Im only expecting to get a hardtail, but if I can find a reasonably priced fll suspension I might as well.
Just out of curiosity, where in Bermuda do you live? My mom is from Paget and I have spent a few weeks down there several times back in the '70s and '80s, especially in and around Hamilton. I hung out a lot at the 40 Thieves Club on Front St, and a few other that I have forgotten the names of, and also spent a lot of time on St. David's island and at the White Horse Pub out in St George. I also played a lot of snooker while drinking Guinness and Heinekens at a high-end place we called the National Club, but the most fun I had was hotrodding older Mobylette and Peugeot mopeds, and Evinrude outboard motors.

Where on the island do you ride that a full-suspension bike would be needed?
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I definitely agree with mystolenbikes. I love my specialized when I had it but Giant has great bikes for the price. Yukon and Trance are both great! I'll be buying one of them in the future.
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Old 08-22-12, 10:25 AM
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The Trance X4 is a worthy suggestion. The Yukon is not... it has a junk fork and a fauxbar suspension. If the OP's budget was limited to $1,000 I would be suggesting a hardtail rather than the Yukon.

The extra money for the Trance is well worth it.
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The Trance X4 is a worthy suggestion. The Yukon is not... it has a junk fork and a fauxbar suspension. If the OP's budget was limited to $1,000 I would be suggesting a hardtail rather than the Yukon.

The extra money for the Trance is well worth it.
While I agree on paper the Yukon FX is more than the sum of its parts, it's no Trance but it feels like a "mini Trance". If I had slightly worse impulse control I'd have one.
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Break out of the mold and go Yeti or Scott! Check REI online for good pricing on Scott and even Marin F/S bikes.
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Originally Posted by Curly1 View Post
Dig up another $1000 and you could get a Stumpjumper.... I would.
Because it's just that easy.
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Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
Break out of the mold and go Yeti . . . .
I'd have recommended it in a heartbeat . . . but I can't even get one for under $2K. Closest the OP can come is probably a Santa Cruz Blur LT. SC has some deals on them right now; you can get a base build for $2,599. Sceamin' deal but still not under 2K.
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Old 08-26-12, 06:12 PM
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I live in Southampton, and I ride with a group of older guys who have fs bikes, and we ride down a lot of stairs, and also some of the trails are not very well maintained and can be very bumpy. A ht would work for most of what we ride, but I know if I get a ht without looking at the possibilities of getting a fs first, Ill regret it
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Thanks a lot, the Giants look great
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