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    Which Bike is better for me

    Which bike is better for the money. what are your thoughts on these bikes based on parts put into these bikes.

    Bike One

    03 SANTA CRUZ BULLIT 700$

    Santa Cruz Bullit - Small - 7" of travel front and rear. Marzocchi Super T, New Seals and Oil - Rear shock rebuilt by Avalanch Racing - smoother than the original 5th Element. New Maxxis High Rollers, Newer SLX shifters, Avid Disc Brakes, BB7 with Black Ops levers and 8" Rotors, New Renthal DH Bar and ODI Lock-on Ruffian Grips. Low mileage on Drivetrain Climbs surprising well for Freeride/DH bike. I will consider meeting/delivering into Denver area.

    26" Small -- Marzocchi Super-T Pro Fork (7") with new seals and oil. Rear shock is a 5th Element body rebuilt by Avalanche racing with all new internals. Nearly new drivetrain, 8" Disc brakes, Thompson seat post. New Renthal Fat Bar handlebars and new headset; ODI lock-on grips (new), Maxxis High Rollers with plenty of tread left. Great bike for Freeride or DH but climbs surprisingly well for a long travel bike. $700


    Bike Two

    '05 SANTA CRUZ HECKLER

    26" Small -- Full XT drivetrain, XT brakes and hubs. Fox Float TALAS RLC fork (rebuilt with new seals, O-Rings, etc.), 5th Element Air rear shock. Carbon bars, Chris King Headset This is a great trail bike with 5" of travel and only 26 pounds


    What are your thought, and how much should Bike Two be worth.

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    Need more info about you.

    1. What type of riding do you intend to do?
    2. Where do you live, near a ski hill with lifts, or in the great plains?
    3. Are you a clyde, or a lightweight?

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    I intend on doing all kinds of riding. I live in Colorado, so the rockies is where I'll be doing my riding. I am a lightweight.

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    Also I am new to mountain biking, so if you have any other suggestions on a good first full suspension Santa Cruz. Those were just two bikes I found for sale on craigslist

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    It would depend on your budget, but personally, I ride a Blur LT and have had a lot of luck with it.
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    The Heckler hands down...

    ...the Bullit is a killer bike, but overkill for what you need. That version of the Heckler was one of the best. 26 lbs is plenty light too. Good luck.
    the going won't get good 'til I'm good and gone

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    So should I jump on the heckler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djgoorabian View Post
    So should I jump on the heckler
    No, buy a Trek.
    the going won't get good 'til I'm good and gone

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    Why trek. Isn't Santa Cruz one of the best brands.

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    He's being sarcastic because almost everyone on this board is a Santa Cruz fan. Can't see the price on the Heckler, but it would be a very fine first mountain bike. If the price makes sense, go ahead a pull the trigger. You need to get on the trails and ride!

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    The heckler is 800 $but I can probably get the guy to go down to 700$ is that a good deal

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    Which Bike is better for me-00303_a6xalk1dumn_600x450.jpg

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    Looks reasonable to me. I haven't checKed the used market in awhile, but I think that would be a nice bike for you.

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    I can't help being a smarta$$...

    ...that root beer color was awesome. Thoroughly inspect the swingarm and the pivot area for cracks. Even better, have the guy meet you at a bike shop you like and have a mechanic look it over. If all is well and you can score that bike for b/t $700-800 then get it. You can upgrade as you go along. Don't forget to get a shock pump too.
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    ok. will most mechanic charge me to have it inspected

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djgoorabian View Post
    ok. will most mechanic charge me to have it inspected
    If you decide to patronize a shop and you don't act like a putz the charges may be minimal if at any. Then again, if they save you from blowing $800 on a bike that is eff'ed, a charge of $10-20 seems pretty reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djgoorabian View Post
    ok. will most mechanic charge me to have it inspected
    Only the ones that don't want to work for free. Pay the guy for the time he spends helping you.
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    +1 on that. Pay a mechanic when you have them do work for you. Took my bike in with a bent derailleur last week. My mechanic straightened it out, no charge. So I bought a backup derailleur from him because it will eventually go bad.

    The key is to ask yourself how many times you do work for free. I work for myself and every minute that I work gets billed to my customers, so I have to expect the same for the people I go to.
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    Thanks. So 7 or 8 is good for either bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djgoorabian View Post
    Thanks. So 7 or 8 is good for either bike
    Let us know how it turns out.
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