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    Cheapest 150-160 mm travel complete bike

    What is the cheapest, above department store level, 150-160 mm travel bike you know of? Anything $1500 or less?

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    Used? Big close out discounts on a 26" model 1-2 years old? Nothing new in even a decent 26" wheel and certainly nothing new in a 27.5 or 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde
    Used?
    Not used. I was trying to tap the collective knowledge here in regard to closeouts and whatnot. The reason I picked $1500 is that I saw Mongoose had one that looks like it's on closeout.

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    I'd buy the Mongoose then, if I were you. New, in that price range and at that suspension travel just doesn't happen. Anything with 150-160 mm is mid-to-higher end stuff and will run $2200-$2500+. That is if we're talking full suspension.

    **EDIT** I see on the Mongoose website that the Teocali Comp can be had for $1499 direct from them, as long as a medium is the size you need.
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    I remember a while ago(years?) JensonUSA was blowing out some well specced Jamis all mountain rigs in that price range, so it's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warimono View Post
    I remember a while ago(years?) JensonUSA was blowing out some well specced Jamis all mountain rigs in that price range, so it's possible.
    Jenson has the Jamis AMT for $1800, looks like it has a decent spec list for the price.
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    This! I bought this bike earlier this year and I like it very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by rossluzz View Post
    Jenson has the Jamis AMT for $1800, looks like it has a decent spec list for the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpre View Post
    Not used. I was trying to tap the collective knowledge here in regard to closeouts and whatnot. The reason I picked $1500 is that I saw Mongoose had one that looks like it's on closeout.
    Is that the Teocali? Nice bike I hear, as long as you're not very heavy.

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    Read lots about toecali . I almost got the teocali supposed to climb like GT idrive more than similar...... ended up with mint 2007 i drive 5 1.0 & 2010 bmc trailfox 2.0... I liked the low stand over my daughter and I are short Mongoose Teocali Elite All Mountain Full Suspension Reviews - Mtbr.com

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    what about Airborne's Toxin. $1749. free shipping promo right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis
    Is that the Teocali? Nice bike I hear, as long as you're not very heavy.
    Not _very_ heavy, but what's wrong with it if you are?

    So I didn't specify when I first posted, but use would be both climbing and descending. The Toxin would not be a good choice for climbing would it?

    Some interesting recos here. I'm glad I asked.

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    The teocali rear suspension is like a gt I drive systems ...... no bob if pedaling seated , i hardly use it but with propedal on... I only get just a bit of bob if standing and pedaling on my gt ...only if pounding one leg at time but not when smothly cranking if that makes sense. Not trying to push one on you but read about all reviews on the bike got idrive and a dw type rear suspension bike climbing was top on list in full susp. Bike...

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    2nd the airborne toxin suggestion.
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    I've got a like new 2011 stump jumper comp 29er for sale... 1500

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    The Toxin isn't meant to go uphill. So I would not recommend it for you. Airborne is developing a bike that fits your needs if you are willing to wait.

    Otherwise I would go craigslist hunting. Be ready to act fast because the good deals seem to go very quick.

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    My local dealer is willing to drop prices just for the asking.
    The $2000 Specialzed Stumpjumper sold for $1799 brand new. A 2013 26" evo model sold for $1500

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    Cheapest 150-160 mm travel complete bike

    2013 Evo for 1500.00? Euros maybe.
    The stumpjumper fsr comp is still 2600$ around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail_Blazer View Post
    My local dealer is willing to drop prices just for the asking.
    The $2000 Specialzed Stumpjumper sold for $1799 brand new. A 2013 26" evo model sold for $1500

    thats a good deal right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbw
    Otherwise I would go craigslist hunting. Be ready to act fast because the good deals seem to go very quick.
    I can follow up with what I did. I indeed went cl hunting and found a what seems like it wasn't ridden much medium 2008 Specialized Pitch (Pro I think) for $800. The Sram x9 on it feels like it shifts better than x7 on a 2013 bike I have. A large might have been a better fit on average, but I pushed out the adjustments all the way and it seems good so far. So I got my 150mm travel rear combined with a 140mm fork and it's quite capable on technical terrain, up and down. Added a cheapy eten dropper and have a pretty nice setup for just under $1k.

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    Congrats!!

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