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    Climbing bike for hunting

    I have an old Ironhorse MTB I just ride for fun. I also go hunting in National forests (mostly bow), some place are a long and high hike to get and it's hard to walk out with a buck. I was thinking a more modern MTB with disc brakes and a Bob trailer would let me go further and higher with less effort, and even better not have to walk coming down. I don't care about speed downhill, but climbing ability is critical for 3000+ foot steady climbs on fire road and jeep trails. I don't want to climb any slower than if I was walking up 20% grades.

    Any advice on the best type or make of bike to get priced under $1500?
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    I would say really any bike with disc brake would work. You would probably want to not have suspension or at least you will want it to be able to lock out for sure.

    I think the trailer choice is most important. Definitely don't want to go cheap since the trailer will have a heavy load. How much weight we talking? A two wheel trailer may be good, if the roads you are on allow it. The BOBs may not be big enough. But I'm speculating

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    You're probably in danger of buying more bike than you need, something like this would seem to fit the bill nicely...

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    I use a giant nrs-1 with a bob trailer. I have packed 6 elk and a buck with the bob. the trailer will hold the weight. You will need to make trips. Big bull 6 trips, cow or spike elk 3 trips. The brakes on the bike seem to be the big issue. I overloaded my brakes and qlmost blew a curve a few times. That alwasy happens when i try and take out 2 fronts quarters of a big bull.

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    Thanks man I appreciate the first hand advice, good hunting!

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    if you look in this section, there is a few threads on hunting with bikes. lots of pic in there.

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    I like turtles

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