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  1. #1
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    New Bike needed

    Good Morning all,

    6'3" 240

    Want a new bike and have 2K to spend. Been riding a CX for a while and want a new mtn bike. Open to your suggs. 29er vs 26 etc

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    Go 29er which will be an easy transition from a cross bike, at 2K a hardtail will maximise your value.

    For your size, the Giant XTC 1 29er would be a great pick, has many clyde features such as

    -Tapered steerer on fork
    -QR15 front hub for added stiffness
    -Shimano M529 "29er" rear hub with heavy duty freehub body
    -Stout 32h rims with 14g spokes

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    My vote is also for a 29er.
    Kona Big Unit SS
    Kona Private Jake SSCX
    DiamondBack Release 3

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    Perhaps a bit more about both yourself and the type of riding you're interested in? I just got one of the new Salsa Fargo's and am a total convert. It lives for dirt and gravel, I understand it's decent on trails, and handles my 280 lbs without complaint. Right at your price point too. Many other options, of course.

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