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    Best XC-hardtail for $1000 right now?

    Hi

    I've been out ot the mountainbike game for a few years, but I recently moved from Copenhagen, Denmark to rural Canada, so this seems like a good time to start mtb'ing again

    My question is simple. What should I look at if I want to spend around $1000 on an XC hardtail? Any good tips? I would like to get at least LX or X7 and a decent frame/fork.

    Is this possible?

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    my 2 cents

    I have been researching this myself. Seems to me the best values under $1000 are the Jamis Durango 2 and Durango 3. The 3 is all x7 and runs $1100 new, but maybe you could bargain a store down to $1000. The Durango 2 is all Deore but not LX.

    If you are not afraid to buy online, The Fezzari Kings Peak is only $700 and has an SLX rear derailleur.

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    I found a new old stock 2010 Rockhopper SL Pro for $999...you can try that route targeting $1500 2010 models...The Rockhopper SL Pro is Deore/deore xt/elixir 4 level.

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    Check out the fezzari Kings Peak. They custom build it to your size (arm length, inseam, height, weight, riding style), and the components are pretty awesome. You can call and add whatever components you want (different brakes, fork, shifters, etc), and the customer support is absolutely amazing. You actually get to know your service rep, and they give you free stuff. I just ordered mine, and it came with a sticker kit, and shirt. I paid $990 for my bike, and it has shimano hydraulic brakes, deore gears, alex double wall rims, a computer (speed, time), bike lock, and rockshox fork. Just trust me check out there website, its Fezzari.com

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    just realized i was a little late on this thread

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    I love my 2011 Scott Scale 70 Purchased under $1000

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    i say khs dj ___ probably dj 200

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    dude.... he was asking about xc bikes, not dirt jump bikes.

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    Vitus Bikes Zircon 0.1 2011 a number of choices at Chain reaction
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    sorry bout my earlier reply, i thought this was dirt jump

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    No big, just wanted to clear up any confusion...

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    I have been looking for a Hardtail as well and the Fezzari seems to be a really good value. I keep showing it to my friends and they seem to think its a good value for what components come with it.

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