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  1. #1
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    **NEW** Need some suggestions

    Hey guys, First time poster here... Wondering if anyone has any suggests on a good quality all around sturdy bike... interested in trails.. some possible DH in the future but we shall see.

    I know literally nothing about what makes a GOOD first bike, since ive only riden flatland for 7 years, I still enjoy flatland... but its getting a bit boring. So im thinking about looking at trail riding possibly DH in the future.

    My price range is roughly 300-475 bucks. Preferable disc breaks if possible.

    Both of those seemed pretty decent... for the price, any ideas?
    Last edited by Kyuss; 05-21-2007 at 03:40 PM.

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    Have you looked at Ibex Bikes or Iron Horse? Randall Scott had some good 06 deals.

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    For that price range I'd look at a hardtail with disc breaks. I think it would be unwise to try and get a FS for that price although it could probably be done.

    All the major manufacturers should have bikes that meet that price point. I would try out as many as possible at your LBS to narrow your search.

    Get the bike that you see yourself riding the most! You should be totally stoked on your purchase.

    At the end of the day the only thing you should be asking yourself is "What trail do I feel like riding today?"
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    Don't get hung up on the disc brakes. They are great for mud but at that price point you are gonna be looking at some LOW end discs. I think I might just prefer a decent set of rim brakes to cheap discs. And stay away from full suspension. You really need to be spending at least a grand to be looking at full suspension. Under a grand and a hardtail is your best bet.

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