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    another, What Bike, thread...

    looks like I'm going to be spending more then I thought I was for a new ride...

    I may buy a complete or I may just buy select parts such as frame,fork, bars, brakes, etc..

    I have good wheels and cranks but if a complete isn't much more... I'll go complete.

    I really don't know much about mtn. bikes and who makes what. This is what I'm lookng for:

    gears.
    100mm fork
    smallish frame
    disc brakes

    specialized, giant, who else..?

    thanks.

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    good suggestion but they have 80mm forks. I will be riding this bike on trails (like, XC style) from time to time and would like more travel up front...

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    http://www.konaworld.com/09_cowan_u.cfm


    what about that bad boy?

    Kona Cowan

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    OR!!!! This bad boy.. More of a badass cush dj.. way more xc ready..... Ive seen them jumped... Very nice bike.

    http://www.konaworld.com/09_bass_u.cfm

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    hardtail. did I mention it had to be a hardtail?

    The only thing I have against Kona is their frames seem to have a longer back end then other frames.

    But I think that Cowan is a better price then the STP, component wise...


    I'm kind of going between buying a complete or just frame/fork/bars and brakes. I think I may have to get my first credit card...

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    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2539447/

    Ok with that bike all you need is a fork.. and you are set!!!!! If you just need a frame/fork/ and brakes.. Go like... p.2/p.3-----argyle 318/409----and like some juicy 5's.... will most likely be as much as a complete but those parts are worth it IMO.. or STP frame.. Most frame's geos are ""basically"" identical. Personal preference and price come to play mostly.
    And be careful on a credit card.. research good ones... for sure..

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    Dirt Jumping on anything but a dedicated dirt jumper is not so great. Dirt Jumpers are designed to flow through the jump and always seem pointed where they need to go, almost on autopilot. Jumping a mountain bike is not nearly as fun as your are gonna get the seat bumping your ass and it will check your height and mess up your peak and flow. Get a dirt jumper, you can still ride it on the trails just fine. Check out the sale at Beyond Bikes on the Blk Mkt Riot Frame:

    http://www.beyondbikes.com/bb/ItemMa...t&MatrixType=1

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    wow.. that is a GREAT sale... and a very nice frame.. There is your bike man..

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    nice

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    i find that a longer back end works much better on trails. much more stable
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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