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    Should I buy a 2005 Giant Faith 3?

    So I'm 15, and just starting to get into downhilling. Soon, I'm going to buy my first good downhill bike. I know someone who is selling a 2005 Giant Faith 3, mostly stock stuff, but it's my first bike so I don't think I need a all custom expensive bike?

    Well anyway he's asking 900. He only rode it a few times but didn't like downhilling. Should i get it? or look into a different bike?

    Also, is it really heavy? like will I be able to ride it around town/in my bmx park some?

    Thanks

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    yes but it then send it to me LOL


    depends on it's condition
    but I'm no bike expert
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    Go for it That a pretty good price. Just make sure every thing is in good condition.
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    I say go for it!
    Faiths are heavy but they are built solid so they can take alot of abuse.
    Just don`t expect to do alot of climbing with them.

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    Depends on the part spec. Post a pic.
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    Faith frames are some of the most under-rated frames on the market. You can get a complete bike in relatively good condition for about a grand, and it'll last you a long time.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi
    Faiths are heavy but they are built solid so they can take alot of abuse.
    No they are not. My 2006 large Faith Frame was 11.4 pounds with a DHX 4.0. My 2009 large Commencal Supreme DH with a DHX 5.0 is 11.85.

    Anyway $900 for that bike in great shape is a decent price. But it is 4 years old and was only $2k new. I'd say $800 would be a better price. http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...th+3&Type=bike
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    I have an '05 Faith 2 (almost stock) and it weighs 45lbs. I pedal it up my local climb (900ft elevation over ~2 miles) and I can usually clean it.

    I would say it is a great place to start and for $900 your getting a decent deal. I'm really surprised I don't see more Faith's out there...
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