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    best deal...

    where and who have the lowest prices on full sus bikes. i went riding with a friend on a hard trail and my xc bike is so painful going down... i was gonna buy a kona 5 0 but i now know need a full sus now. maybe like 6-7 inches of travel.
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    pretty wide open question. that depends on a lot of things. i dont really think there is anywhere that always has low prices.

    also depends on exactly what you want out of a bike, that will change the price a lot.

    If i were you i would go ahead and check out your LBS and see if they have any end of the year sales going on. You know they gonna put last years bikes on sale once they start getting in the new ones. I would try and jump on something then.

    Unless you dont care if its new then I would look on like craigslist or something like that.
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    ya i kind of want it new, i want a al lmountain border line freeride
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    how much you looking to be able to spend?
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    i doubt you will get that for under $2500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    i doubt you will get that for under $2500.
    you talking about the Kona?


    there are some very good f/s out there between 1500 and 2000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    i doubt you will get that for under $2500.

    DiamondBack Mission 2?

    various end of year clearances for other brands might get you awesome deals right now as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.AllMountain
    you talking about the Kona?


    there are some very good f/s out there between 1500 and 2000.
    While I agree that there is some nice FS bikes for under 2000, Finding a good 6-7 inch AM almost FR bike for under 2000 is going to be hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullen119
    While I agree that there is some nice FS bikes for under 2000, Finding a good 6-7 inch AM almost FR bike for under 2000 is going to be hard to find.
    True. I should have specified 1900-2000 .

    I dont think ive found one worth buying for some serious riding that was under 1900. Of course the cheaper bikes are gonna try and say they are good for hard riding but unless you want to start replacing parts quickly i would put some money into a good one.

    I have always been told buy right or buy twice. even if that means spending more than you would like. It will be worth it in the long run.
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    i kinda ment like what online retailer
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    Quote Originally Posted by doesyourchainhanglow
    i kinda ment like what online retailer
    again that all depends on what the make up of the bike is. Just check around the sites like specialized, santa cruz, gary fisher. Go with well known brands and see what is offered.

    not gonna be easy to choose a retailer that is below everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moozh
    DiamondBack Mission 2?

    various end of year clearances for other brands might get you awesome deals right now as well.
    is that a nice bike i saw them on giant nerd for cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullen119
    While I agree that there is some nice FS bikes for under 2000, Finding a good 6-7 inch AM almost FR bike for under 2000 is going to be hard to find.
    thats what i meant. i doubt you can find a new 6-7'' bike that can pedal well but still take some freeride for very cheap. why do you feel the need for so much travel? a 5-6'' bike would probably more than enough and can be aquired more reasonably.

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    Déjà vu
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    find a 2010 bikes that they are blowing out. Usually giant, specialized, trek are heavily discounted at years end. Also chainlove regularly sells rockymountain slayers at a killer price if the geo is good for you. I know a few people that have those bikes and they love them.

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    2008 sc bullit with a lyrik and a dhx coil at my lbs for 2399

    2009 sc nomad with domain 302 and monarch 3.3 2199 spend another 60 buck on the fork for a moco IS damper and shell be alright.

    If you can settle for something that is not the latest, not the best, but good enough. They are out there. kinda like going to tj maxx, you gotta sift thru the racks.

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    OP how much you willing to spend on a bike?

    that would help answer this question a little better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blksocks
    Déjà vu
    This.

    And forget buying new within your budget. Go used.

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    I just got an 2011 Giant Reign2 for $1950 out the on black Friday and Im loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubijo
    I just got an 2011 Giant Reign2 for $1950 out the on black Friday and Im loving it
    thats whats up right there
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    What do you mean by painful? What hurt? How did your budget just increase by over double?
    Man just buy that Kona or find a nice used FS. Buy something though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.AllMountain
    OP how much you willing to spend on a bike?

    that would help answer this question a little better
    like under 1000, i know that takes low ballin to a new level but I saw deals like that when i wasnt in the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oatbag
    What do you mean by painful? What hurt? How did your budget just increase by over double?
    Man just buy that Kona or find a nice used FS. Buy something though.
    cl and ebay dont yeild much, also i kinda want new but it doesnt matter
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    have you looked at the ACE or the FLITE?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    ya i did im considering them, how much travel does yours have
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