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    Best Bike for around $1500

    Whats a good full suspension bike for around $1500. I can spend a little more give or take. Any type of bike thats good for a little climbing would be good. Any input would be greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbikeluvr
    Whats a good full suspension bike for around $1500. I can spend a little more give or take. Any type of bike thats good for a little climbing would be good. Any input would be greatly appreciated

    thanx
    09 Giant Trance x3
    Should climb and descend well, and can be had for $1550. It has a decent list of components as well for the price.
    http://bicyclewarehouse.com/product/...x3-48437-1.htm
    09 GT Force 2.0 Sram is a little more, but a solid choice as well.
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...00_20000_53000

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24v
    09 Giant Trance x3
    Should climb and descend well, and can be had for $1550. It has a decent list of components as well for the price.
    http://bicyclewarehouse.com/product/...x3-48437-1.htm
    09 GT Force 2.0 Sram is a little more, but a solid choice as well.
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...00_20000_53000



    Thanx. Any others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbikeluvr
    Thanx. Any others?
    Any of the normal brands (Trek, Gary Fisher, Diamond Back, GT, Giant, etc) should have something decent in that range. Just find the one you like the best and go for it. Those 2 I posted would just be my 2 personal choices in that price range.

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    Pretty much anything you find in the $1500+ range will be a pretty decent bike. At that point, you need to be more concerned about how the bike will fit your riding preferences. (Most of these threads are people wanting a FS rig for $500, which is a MUCH smaller selection)

    here are just a few very solid bikes in your range;

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...el_ex/fuelex5/

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...in/2272/32148/

    http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...dakarxct1.html

    http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...9_dakarxc.html

    http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/marathon/faze-3/

    http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/...ntain/fluid-3/

    http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=one20

    http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=dawg


    The longer the travel and slacker the fork angle, the less friendly for climbing, but are more fun on the descent. All of these are still capable on the climbs, some are just a little less work than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkleyfan
    Pretty much anything you find in the $1500+ range will be a pretty decent bike. At that point, you need to be more concerned about how the bike will fit your riding preferences. (Most of these threads are people wanting a FS rig for $500, which is a MUCH smaller selection)

    here are just a few very solid bikes in your range;

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...el_ex/fuelex5/

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...in/2272/32148/

    http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...dakarxct1.html

    http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...9_dakarxc.html

    http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/marathon/faze-3/

    http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/...ntain/fluid-3/

    http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=one20

    http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=dawg


    The longer the travel and slacker the fork angle, the less friendly for climbing, but are more fun on the descent. All of these are still capable on the climbs, some are just a little less work than others.


    What about the diamondback mission 1

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    Mission 1 is another good bike. My experience with Truvative cranksets is less than stellar tho. My bottom bracket died after 5 short years, and the Truvative interface doesn't play well with other brands. This means I either replace the weak (ISIS, not EXO) Truvative BB with another weak Truvative BB, or I swap the entire crankset. Since I don't ride that bike as much, I haven't decided which direction I wanna go.

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