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    Best XC bike under 1000

    5'9" 140 pounds. Hardtaill preferibly 29er. What is the best bike to buy? Something strong that would take a beating.

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    Something with space at the rear for 2.6" tires at least and same at the front, so Boost 148 rear, 15 x 110 front.

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    Not a tire a bike

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    It's not a 29er but a 27.5+ and won MBR Bike of the year in it's category is the Norco Fluid 7.2 HT+.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtbmalta View Post
    Not a tire a bike
    A bike that fits those tire sizes. If it can't fit those tires keep looking and saving.
    If it comes with Plus or 2.6 tires you'll get the bonus of wider rim wheels and a Boost fork already.

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    I want an XC bike not tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtbmalta View Post
    I want an XC bike not tires
    Lol. Clearly you need to do a little more independent research to understand what is being told to you. He is talking about the frame of the bike, not the tires themselves

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    And what was my post about??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtbmalta View Post
    And what was my post about??
    I really like this guy ^^

    Trek stache 5 for fun

    If you are going to race,

    Used Trek Superfly SS and rip it!

    You don't need suspension or gears. This bike will be 8-10 pounds lighter than whatever you end up buying within that budget. Maintenance will be extremely low. If you are buying a bike in that price range, you probably don't want to deal with 200 dollar costs here and there o you are new. Either way. Go for it.

    Specialized made a similar bike, the Crave SL.

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    A used specialized epic 29er.
    If your not in a hurry, they do turn up for your budget.
    Light weight, short travel and rear suspension brain that is more then a marketing gimmick.

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    I would not buy an old used Epic due to the very high cost of servicing the brain. It needs to be Serviced every year, you lose your bike for a week and have to dish out a couple hundred bucks.

    Buy something else that is lower maintenance


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    Quote Originally Posted by FJSnoozer View Post
    I would not buy an old used Epic due to the very high cost of servicing the brain.

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    Didn't realize this.
    Thanks for the education

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