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    Advice buying a new bike

    hi. I'm 5'8 230 lbs and not comfortable with the bike I'm using. I'm on a jamis dakar and wanted to invest in a much better comfortable frame that I can use for any type of riding. any suggestions?

    thanks.

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    nocturnal oblivion
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    There are only two options that come to mind. J/K.
    What you're looking for should be applicable to your local trails, start talking to local riders, your LBS, demo a few that come recommended, etc. Not sure where you are but ask about demo days at the LBS. Research and test ride, then research some more.
    Figure out your spending limit. Will you sell the Jamis frame and move the parts over? Are you willing to buy a used bike/frame? What kind of riding to you want to do? How stable vs. nimble a bike do you want?
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

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    usually cranky
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    what is your budget? what are your trails like?

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    Performance bicycle have 2008 gt sanction for 799.99 plus 15% off, code 735. its a grat all mountain bike. I have one and enjoy it alot.

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