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    new to mountain bikes

    Hello,I just bought my first mb, gary fisher advance. I was wondering if this will ge a good all around bike, I plan on doing a bit of everything. Will this bike hold up, or should I start saving for another bike now?

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    It's a

    classic TRAIL bike, designed for XC trails. No hucks, no FR/DH, no DJ. XC trails. I'm curious though, as to why you'd buy a bike and then ask if it'll do the job for you?

    Instead of saving, I might suggest that you plan ahead, it's less costly in the long run.

    Just my .02, Jim

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    I know it is a decent bike, and I admit I didn't realize the difference in riding conditions. I bought this bike becuase it was in my price range and I wanted a bike now. I used to ride bmx, and as I get back into biking I will probobly get into more technical riding. I was just wondering at which point I would outgrow this bike. I plan on giving this bike to my son when he is ready.

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    It should serve you well

    for some excellent rail riding in PA. It's not designed to take a beating, but rather more for speed. (i.e think sportscar, not Hummer)

    You'll know it's not serving you well if you're going over the bars on steeper sections, or you find yourself wanting to grab air and do some drops here and there. Then you might want to look at a new evolving bike design now called All Mtn - that is - a bike that can do it all from trail riding to light duty DH runs and drops/hucks etc. The bad news is - this will move you into the $2000+ range, up as high at $7K for lightweight carbon fiber rigs.

    Have fun on the new bike!

    Good luck, Jim

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    The Versus Blitz is on sale at Adrennalin Bike, you can probibly get into one for about $1200

    http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...ES%20on%20SALE
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