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    New Bike for $1000

    I'm looking to upgrade my mountain bike - mostly for riding local trails and roads. My hope is to stay in the 100-1200 range. Trek model in this range is the 6000d or 6500d. Bike store suggested i look at the cannondale sl3 as well as possibly a 29'er in this range. I'd appreciate any comments on the above bikes or any other brands. Thanks--

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    I was in the same situation recently.
    After lots of research I found the sette flite.
    They only have size 17 left, but the components are really good.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/187...onarch-3.1.htm
    On sale for 899 until the end of the month.

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    Buddy of mine got one a couple months ago... GREAT deal and a solid component list. I don't think you can beat it.

    Here is another decent bike for $1000 range:

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...comp_ds_xi.htm
    Motobecane looks real sharp, solid components.

    another good bike:
    http://bobs-bicycles.com/product/09-...25-51721-1.htm

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    http://wheelworld.com/product/kona-2009-dawgma-8259.htm
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    just picked up a Giant Trance X4 for 1300. extremely happy with it. Giant also make the Yukon fx which is around 900.


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    If you prefer a 29'er, head to the 29'er sub-thread.
    I give positive rep all around but then I get negative rep from all the clowns.

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    If you are liking Trek but want a 29er look at the Trek/GF line, Mamba ($900ish) or Cobia ($1100ish). There are quite a few "What 29er should I get" threads at varying price points in the 29er forum.

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    If you plan to hit some serious trails, and tempted towards a dually. This should be on your list of affordable options.
    Great bike, great spec, great price! Or pay a few hundred more and get the mission 2!
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0_10000_202341

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    I like that yukon alot! would you consider that an all mountain bike or more XC? I am rockin an 08 cannondale Rush 6, and people say its way more on the XC side mainly bc of the low crank hieght so I have been searching around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottys3
    I like that yukon alot! would you consider that an all mountain bike or more XC? I am rockin an 08 cannondale Rush 6, and people say its way more on the XC side mainly bc of the low crank hieght so I have been searching around...
    its more XC, you can also usually tell by the head angle too. AM are usually around 67 or so
    Last edited by nauc; 04-19-2011 at 01:07 PM.
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