Buying a used bike for versatility in Southern Utah. HALP!
Oh boy.. I'm insanely new. I've been riding the $200 Walmart Mongoose for a few years a few times a year is all. I want to really get into riding. I live in Southern Utah.. so Home of the Redbul Rampage and other events. People here are quite serious about MTBing. I would love love love a great downhill/Freeride bike, but there are a ton of great XC trails here. I would love some recommendations.. I'm shopping for about a dozen or so online and have found some (what I believe) are great deals.
I want to spend MAX $800 (If I spend $800, i can't buy any upgrades or do any pricey services). So I have some options... not a TON, but some.
Could anyone suggest from the following;
Ironhorse SGS - $450
Ironhorse Yakuza kumicho - $750 (Local so YAY)
Rocky Mountain Switch SL - $750
2007 Jamis Parker 2 - $775
Banshee Scream - $800
GT MARATHON ELITE - $600
2003 Diamonback XTS Moto - $400 (Local so YAY)
Santa Cruze Bullit - $800 (Local so YAY)
Again.. I mostly want a good FR bike. But I will be doing some pedaling (which I loathe).. So.. Thanks for everything and it's great to be here.