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    $899 brand new diamondback recoil pro on amazon

    I just found amazon is selling 2014 diamondback recoil pro for only $899. Seems a crazy low price to me.
    I just bought the 2013 Marin Bobcat two months ago. Rode my crappy walmart FS bike few days ago. Miss the FS comfort so much.

    Decision! Decision!Decision! on this FS upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhjj134 View Post
    I just found amazon is selling 2014 diamondback recoil pro for only $899. Seems a crazy low price to me.
    I just bought the 2013 Marin Bobcat two months ago. Rode my crappy walmart FS bike few days ago. Miss the FS comfort so much.

    Decision! Decision!Decision! on this FS upgrade.
    You really cannot compare the Wal-Mart "FS" to a real full suspension bike. Go ride a real one from a shop, and after it is dialed in for you, getting on that Wal-Mart bike will seem like an absolute joke.
    The pedals turn, not just the left one, but the right one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    Diamondback 2013 Recoil Pro 29er VS. Giant Anthem X 29er 4
    I read that thread too. But consider the price they currently have, Giant cost twice as the recoil pro.

    Airborne Hobgoblin would be a better choice at that price point around $1700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    You really cannot compare the Wal-Mart "FS" to a real full suspension bike. Go ride a real one from a shop, and after it is dialed in for you, getting on that Wal-Mart bike will seem like an absolute joke.
    Yea, definitely. Even that crappy FS is still much more more comfort than the Marin bobcat which is a decent hardtail bike.

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    OP, I don't know you and we've never ridden together, but I can't help thinking this is a technique problem, or maybe a setup problem. Put down the credit card...

    Are you posting when you ride through rough stuff? I do this on all my bikes, full suspension included. But if I sat my bike like a sack of potatoes, the FS would be more forgiving.

    I'm also pretty particular about my setup. I put my saddle and handlebars where my body wants them, not the other way around. I devoted a whole ride just to figuring out the suspension on my new bike - it really needs to be tuned right. I know "my" tire pressure, which is quite low, just 22.5 psi in back. And on occasion, I tweak all three of these.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    /\ this. learning good technique on a ht will make you better on a fs. fs isnt supposed to just cover up poor technique, although i bet for most that why they buy them
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