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    Need help with what type of bike to lean toward?

    I live twenty minutes outside Chattanooga and want to start taking advantage of the many awesome trails I have all around me. My question is what type of bike should I be looking at that is best suited for Tanasi, Chilhowee, RM, and similiar type trails in the area? I know I want a FS bike but I dont know which type bikes to focus on.

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    Get a 29er Price point?

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    I want to try and stay under $2500 total. I also want to focus on brands LBS in the area sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBunch View Post
    I want to try and stay under $2500 total. I also want to focus on brands LBS in the area sell.
    Well tell us what brands they sell
    A Specialized Camber would be a solid choice in your price range.

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    Kona, SC, RM, Specialized, most of the major brands are sold around Chattanooga. Just not sure what style of bikes I need to be looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBunch View Post
    Kona, SC, RM, Specialized, most of the major brands are sold around Chattanooga. Just not sure what style of bikes I need to be looking at.
    Sounds like you should look for a local forum. The vast majority here will have not idea what your trails are like.

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    You say you want a FS bike. I suggest that you put 29" wheels at the top of your priority list. If you still have the budget then get the FS. 29" wheels are just too big an advantage to bypass. Even more advantageous than a rear suspension.

    In your price range you can get a Trek Rumblefish with an MSRP of $2469.99 which you can probably negotiate down to $2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech420 View Post
    ....A Specialized Camber would be a solid choice in your price range.
    Yes, and a few other brands with similar offerings.
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