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    ... and if we just ... Trek Liquid 25 or KHS AM1000

    I'll make this simple... This will be my first ventur into AM biking. Which bike do I get and why? I have found one of each, both 2005 models brand new, comparably equipped and at a blowout price of $1000 for either. Is it a clear cut choice? Or does anyone think I should look for others - would I find anything else as good for such a low price? Any thoughts and advice would help since I need to buy one by this weekend! Thanks!

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    Avoid the Liquid. It hasn't sold for a reason. I've heard rumors of the Liquid 10 and 25 series frames cracking at the pivot link on the seat tube. Anything with a D-W Link, VPP, or FSR style suspension from 2yr+ back shouldn't be too much better than what the offer now. Just replace the damper/shock with a newer and improved version if it doesn't satisfy your riding style. It often turns out that older frames may often have a competent build and well developed suspension design, but the shock's themselves tend to develop seal problems and valving issues with the time spent being idle.
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    Thanks for the input as I read the same stuff... I decided to up the ante and get the '07 Giant Reign 1 ($2400 out the door well equipped). This is after test riding many bikes, incuding the Specialized Enduro, Scott Ransom, Gary Fisher Cake 1, some Konas, and others.... Anyone think I should get something different (keeping a budget of $2500 out the door)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffefrijoles
    Thanks for the input as I read the same stuff... I decided to up the ante and get the '07 Giant Reign 1 ($2400 out the door well equipped). This is after test riding many bikes, incuding the Specialized Enduro, Scott Ransom, Gary Fisher Cake 1, some Konas, and others.... Anyone think I should get something different (keeping a budget of $2500 out the door)?
    Reign is definitely one of the best values at that price.
    One alternate would be an IH MkIII. Here's a link to an '06 IH MkIII Sport for $1300:
    http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id....&category=4959
    Last edited by fsrxc; 05-08-2007 at 12:45 PM.

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    Reign is a very good choice.... have fun.

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