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    Let's see the 1200 to 2000 dollar AM bikes for new guys budget Am bikes

    BMCTF03 (09) frame 550$
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    Love the BMC frames.
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    might be a hair north of 2k with eggbeaters, easton havoc stem, sunline v1 bars (not pictured), gamut guard (not pictured), reverb (not pictured), and panaracer rampages.

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    I have about $1750 in my Canfield Yelli Screamy 29er and that includes shipping



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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul


    might be a hair north of 2k with eggbeaters, easton havoc stem, sunline v1 bars (not pictured), gamut guard (not pictured), reverb (not pictured), and panaracer rampages.

    That thing is sweet not bad for the money

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    b-kul how is that shock could I get one for my bmc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpeters
    b-kul how is that shock could I get one for my bmc?
    its a fox dhx air 4. not a bad shock, but a ***** to set up. im sure you could get one to fit your bike but personally i wouldnt bother. what do you have on there now, a fox float rp23?

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    Picked my GT sanction up on clearance at my local performance store for 1200 then 300 for domain off ebay and traded som parts for the DHX 5.0 here it is and i think 11 for the new grips.

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    I have not paid more than $2200 for a bike in 6 years

    Bullit was built from frame up for $1880
    Cannondale from frame up for $2150 with Lefty Carbon upgrade.
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    Sweet ride B-kul I thought you died this weekend because I didn't see you posting. I ordered those rampages and the rest of my build kit so hopefully I can start taking pictures of the beauty. The funny part? Under $1000 build for some pretty sweet stuff!

    You don't have to spend over $2000 really on a bike in the AM section or at least that is my view. Because I always end up beating the piss out of it and have to replace it anyways.

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    Nice, bikes. Can't wait to finish my build >.<
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    Sweet ride B-kul I thought you died this weekend because I didn't see you posting. I ordered those rampages and the rest of my build kit so hopefully I can start taking pictures of the beauty. The funny part? Under $1000 build for some pretty sweet stuff!

    You don't have to spend over $2000 really on a bike in the AM section or at least that is my view. Because I always end up beating the piss out of it and have to replace it anyways.
    hahaha not dead i just broke my back skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    hahaha not dead i just broke my back skiing.
    Holy cow you broke your back? You mine as well die thats pretty gnarly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    Holy cow you broke your back? You mine as well die thats pretty gnarly.
    yeah. i was picking fights with trees. its not so bad though, facture of the t9 vertebre, doc says 4-6 weeks to fully heal but in the mean time i can do whatever i feel like im capable of doing. so i layed pretty low this week and weekend, will start pt on wednesday, and hopefully xc ski on saturday. and if that goes well hopefully i can get in some light park days (just rails, no big jumps) sunday and monday. we'll see but im pretty optimistic

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    yeah. i was picking fights with trees. its not so bad though, facture of the t9 vertebre, doc says 4-6 weeks to fully heal but in the mean time i can do whatever i feel like im capable of doing. so i layed pretty low this week and weekend, will start pt on wednesday, and hopefully xc ski on saturday. and if that goes well hopefully i can get in some light park days (just rails, no big jumps) sunday and monday. we'll see but im pretty optimistic
    Those trees don't move you know. How is it you managed to run into them with that much speed?
    Gotta get up to get down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1
    Those trees don't move you know. How is it you managed to run into them with that much speed?
    it had just snowed but it was pretty heavy and already chopped powder, maybe 6'' (hey, thats a pow day for us ice coasters ). anyways i was humming along pretty good through the woods when i caught my edge on a stump or something and that threw me. i knew i was headed right into a group of trees so i tucked figuring better my back than my head.

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    Giant Reign 2.
    $2k.
    Done.
    The mountains are calling and I must go

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    2008 specialized Enduro Comp.
    $2k out the door.
    Added some goodies along the way though.

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    Got a 2009 Cannondale Rize 4 on closeout for $1600. 140mm Fox Float RL fork, Float RP2 rear, SLX/XT deraillers/shifters. It does the trick...up and down the mountain, in rocks, on dirt, over drops, etc. I just recently added XT pedals and a tubeless XTR front/XT rear wheel which improves the ride even more. So I've got about $2k in the bike so far.

    It came with Maxxis Ridgeline tires which is pretty unacceptable for any full suspension bike, much less a 5" travel bike. The Weirwolf up front and a Motoraptor out back is serving me well for the time being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan55
    Giant Reign 2.
    $2k.
    Done.
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    not quite $1200, but still a good bike for the price....and my first fs bike. first endeavor into hydro discs too.
    i'm just waiting for the snow to melt up here.
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    07 transition covert frame small
    magura wotan fork
    rockshox monarch 3.3 shock
    x.9 front/rear mechs and shifters
    slx crankset
    mavic 521 wheelset
    hayes stroker trail brakes
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    forget the exact price, but it was a hair below $2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakekenney

    07 transition covert frame small
    magura wotan fork
    rockshox monarch 3.3 shock
    x.9 front/rear mechs and shifters
    slx crankset
    mavic 521 wheelset
    hayes stroker trail brakes
    blkmrkt badaboom handlebars

    forget the exact price, but it was a hair below $2000
    wow! that is an impressive build for under 2k!

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    Quote Originally Posted by istandalone
    not quite $1200, but still a good bike for the price....and my first fs bike. first endeavor into hydro discs too.
    i'm just waiting for the snow to melt up here.
    nice cat. i used to have a parker, fun little bike.

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    for $1129 i couldn't say no.

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    Talk about snow!!!!!, I love it for sking but I want to be back on two wheels. Luckily we have some DH/4X races at the local ski places and I go out on the snowmobile trails when it gets over 20*F. Pretty fun & fast but not the same as dirt. Only a couple more months and there should be enough ground showing to bike on.....Yippeee
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    2011 XtC 29er 2. All stock.


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    2011 Reign. And yes I know thats not the factory fork or front wheel, but my bike shop bought the factory pieces and I just paid the difference, which wound up being $10. So it still came out to 2k flat plus tax.

    Its got different brakes on it now, so it no longer fits into the 2k category, but this was taken right after I got home.


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    I picked up a Felt Compulsion 3, 09 at the end of the summer for exactly 2k, including shipping. Very nice bike, stock so far other than Kenda Nevgals. I plan on a shorter stem and Avid disc brakes before summer. Very nice bike, I love it, equalink works as advertised. bummed that felt is not offering compulsions in the us this year
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    With the rotors and stickers, I think it just makes it over 1200... (pictured with a 66, but now rocking a Domain)





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    Quote Originally Posted by istandalone
    not quite $1200, but still a good bike for the price....and my first fs bike. first endeavor into hydro discs too.
    i'm just waiting for the snow to melt up here.
    oh yea, with those easton cf bar ends, it's over $1200 lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkbikes4life
    2011 Reign. And yes I know thats not the factory fork or front wheel, but my bike shop bought the factory pieces and I just paid the difference, which wound up being $10. So it still came out to 2k flat plus tax.

    Its got different brakes on it now, so it no longer fits into the 2k category, but this was taken right after I got home.

    Is that a RS Sektor fork? Seeing as the Reign's on Giant's uses Fox suspension.
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    I see the orange ring. So it has to be a, Sektor. How does it feel? What's the max limit you have put it at so far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blksocks
    I see the orange ring. So it has to be a, Sektor. How does it feel? What's the max limit you have put it at so far?
    Could be a REVELATION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flboy
    Could be a REVELATION!
    Damn, you're right... It is a revelation... I hate you!!

    Hmm... Is RockShox sorting their forks in the right category? 150mm travel for XC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flboy
    Could be a REVELATION!
    Correct. It is a 150mm Revelation RLT Ti dual air with 20mm axle.

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    is this a new model without the issues with blown out seals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeltDH
    is this a new model without the issues with blown out seals?
    Lets hope so, because I didnt know they had a problem with that. I am having a few issues with the fork, but not blown seals. The fork is very nice though. Absolutley no sticking at all.

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    have a friend with a (I think) 150mm Rev. 10' U-turn dual air or some such. (not sure exactly)
    he got his bike same day as I got my mine and about a month and a half later he was JRA when the left seal blew out. He never bottomed the fork and never really crashed, I asked around and apparently some other people had the same problem, I don't think you need to worry about it, just wondering. RS are great and would probly' have sorted any real issues.
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    Is the RS fork on the Giant better than the Fox stock unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpeters
    Is the RS fork on the Giant better than the Fox stock unit?
    That depends on what you want. Obviously lots of people use the fox fork and are completely happy. I had just read too many reviews saying how sticky the fox forks were and confirmed this with a few bikes at the lbs. I never actually rode this bike with the fox fork. The lbs agreement is that they will buy your factory stuff at full retail value but it can't be ridden on. For me though I definitely consider it an upgrade. I gained low speed compression adjustment, the dual air feature, and now have the 20mm axle and got a 20mm front wheel all for $10. The fork is perfectly smooth. Absolutely no stitchion at all.

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    Thats nice what store is it that you are talking about

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    Its a local store here in central florida called Bike Works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkbikes4life
    That depends on what you want. Obviously lots of people use the fox fork and are completely happy. I had just read too many reviews saying how sticky the fox forks were and confirmed this with a few bikes at the lbs. I never actually rode this bike with the fox fork. The lbs agreement is that they will buy your factory stuff at full retail value but it can't be ridden on. For me though I definitely consider it an upgrade. I gained low speed compression adjustment, the dual air feature, and now have the 20mm axle and got a 20mm front wheel all for $10. The fork is perfectly smooth. Absolutely no stitchion at all.
    that an awesome lbs. if i had a store like that it could have saved me probably a couple hundred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkbikes4life
    Its a local store here in central florida called Bike Works.
    We have a store in MI called bike works. I wonder if it is a chain privately managed? Doubt it, probably just coincidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    We have a store in MI called bike works. I wonder if it is a chain privately managed? Doubt it, probably just coincidence.
    I dont think it is. It is a chain here in central Florida, there are 4 stores. But when you go there website, those are the only 4 stores that show up.

    And b-kul, they are most definitely a cool shop. Even besides them buying stuff, they are just nice to deal with. They even bought my old bike when I got this one and gave me what I feel was a very reasonable amount for it. I actually got very lucky on all of this bike. I sold my old bike and my TIG welder that I never used and bought the bike with a 3 year warranty that covers everything, even if it broke in a crash. The warranty only cost $50. I didnt actually pay a dime out of pocket, infact, I came out $100 ahead. I then bought my Hope brakes from Orion cycles here which saved me $180 over Jenson. So far I have $2600 into it but if I had bought the bike, then the fork and front wheel seperate, and the brakes from Jenson, it would have cost about $3700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpeters
    Is the RS fork on the Giant better than the Fox stock unit?
    Float is a fantastic fork. Plush, great damping, not too heavy. I put a talas on mine just for the climbs but if you dont care about travel adjust I cant see why you would go to the expense of putting a RS fork on the bike.
    The mountains are calling and I must go

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    My new bike came with a Float, i swapped it out for a Revelation RLT Ti. Better fork mainly because it has dual air, low speed compression, and requires less maintainence than the fox... oh, and its super plush

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan55
    Float is a fantastic fork. Plush, great damping, not too heavy. I put a talas on mine just for the climbs but if you dont care about travel adjust I cant see why you would go to the expense of putting a RS fork on the bike.
    Because 10 bucks isn't expensive to me and I got to go up to the 20mm axle.

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