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    Aug 2007

    Diamondback coil EX or KHS FXT Trail ?

    My LBS has 2 bikes that I have tested and I like them both. Any thought on either the Diamondback Coil EX 2007 and the KHS FXT Trail 2007. Both of these bikes are $390-$400 and appear to be lower end of the full suspension bikes that come from name brands. They felt similar with the KHS feeling a bit smoother. After adjusting the rear shock on the Diamondback it felt better and the change seemed to make it turn a bit quicker. The bike might have felt better if the seat post long enough for someone over 6 ft.

    I am 55yrs old and weigh 195. Although I have over 15yrs of Motocross behind me I most likely will be a cruiser and will not be too hard on the equipment. Racing downhill will not be in my future. I am not that familiar with all the brands so if you know of any other brands or models that would be any better full suspension bikes in this price range I would appreciate the advice. Comments on these too bikes are also welcome.



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    Jan 2005
    Welcome to the forums

    If you live in the E-Bay area we should hook up & ride. You got me by 6 years but we have similarities, i started riding moto in 74 on a CT1 Yamaha. Well actually there was the 3HP Brigs & Stratton mini bike that was ported & flowed before the CT1, dang that was fun.

    Sounds like the Diamondback was to small for you. Check out a Ibex Ignition, they have the 20.6 in stock still, only in red. Bang for the buck it's a sweet deal for a awesome bike. With a moto background you will definitely be flying & exceeding a budget bikes ability.

    This is the bike you really need.

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