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    quick question

    hello everyone im new here and new to MTB. i live here in vegas SouthWest to be specific. last week i bought my girlfriend a Hardtail 2010 Focus Black Pro. now im looking for a bike for me but i can make up my mind between the Dual suspension or hartail dilemma. so for those of you that know the las vegas area, which one is more practical as far as trails go. my budge is abt 2k i can either buy used or new if needed.

    i had a few bikes in mind.

    2010 specialized stumpjumper FSR comp
    2012 Trek Superfly AL Elite

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    You can find plenty of trail for either one. The hardtail will help you develop better line selection and standing pedal stroke,which is a good thing if you stick with it(mtb'ing) and pick up a FS down the road.

    If it was me, since the GF has a hardtail (insert inappropiate comment here ) I would pick the Trek hardtail. It's new and you said your new to the sport,so maintanence will be your regular stuff, chain,air in tires,ect. You'll both be on the same type of bike so ride selection will be easier.

    Hope this helps a little. Welcome to our addiction,see ya out on the trails!

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    Bike selection

    Here is a link to Better Ride. There are a ton of blogs on mountain bike selection, setup and riding. Since you have 2K I would go with a FS and not have to upgrade in a few months.

    The Best Mountain Bike For Learning Skills? - BetterRide.net

    Here is a link to the Las Vegas MTB Group:

    Mountain Bike Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV) - Meetup

    Signup and come out for a begginers ride.

    If you have any questions PM me.

    Andy

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    My vote would definately be for the full suspension bike. A stump jumper would be a good all around trail bike for vegas. I think you would have more fun on that bike on the majority of trails than you would on a hard tail. Just my opinion

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    Thank u everyone. I'm getting 2011 Giant Trance Advanced SL1 ship tomorrow hurray

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    Thats great, Enjoy!

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    Enjoy your new ride
    All personal choice on bikes, ride what tickles you.
    I dig dirt!

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