Purchasing Dh/free ride bike, would love feedback/advice
Just wanna say that this forum has served me great in the past year with my current set up. As of now I'm ready to move from My xc bike to a free ride Dh.
A little about me: I'm 63 205. Love everything about mountain biking. I go roughly 3-5 times a week depending on schedule. Always been a little envious of the guys who were able to hit these huge jumps and trails with ease. I now think I am ready to move on to the next step and purchase a used bike.
I have a budget of 1000-1500. Obviously the cheaper the better but that is where my budget stands. I've gone around on eBay Craigslist pink bike and all the rest. They certainly offer some great deals and the bikes do look somewhat good, even those roughly five years old.
What I'm asking for in this thread is a little advice from a seasoned rider who has experience. I am by no means a beginner in the mountain bike community. I've been educating myself and searching for reviews and deals for about a month now.
Here is a website which has enabled me to search for a specific set of bikes deemed favorable : blistergearreview.com/recommended/best-used-bikes-for-your-buck/3]Best Used Bikes for Your Buck | Blister Gear Review – Skis, Snowboards, Mountain Bikes, Climbing - The most honest, and in-depth reviews of ski, board, bike, and climbing equipment on the planet.[/url]
As you can see they give a few bikes which I should be looking for with the price to match.
If any of you can comment on the bikes above or advise me on another brand, please do not hesitate.
I live in the Bay Area and Im willing to travel around 4 hours to pick up my purchase.