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  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

    F/S jumping Band for the Buck

    I just got out of motocross recently and was looking to buy the best bang for the buck full suspension bike. I am new to f/s moutain biking but have messed around on small jumps with my hardtail and bmx bike. I have a budget of about $700.

    I am going to do a lot of jumping and drops. I will be starting out small but i will most likely quickly progress into 4-5 feet of air on landings and flat ground ( i am used to jumping 15+ feet on a dirt bike, so i will probably progress into bigger air very fast)

    I have been looking around online at bike prices and reading reviews. The first option i found was the Ibex Ignition 2 but later on i found the Iron Horse Yazuka Aniki which i think will be better for jumping sincce it is a freeride bike. I have read in many places that the Ignition 2 requires almost constant adjustments/maintenance and i am relatively new to the mechanics of a mountain bike.

    Basically i am looking for a good, solid jumping f/s bike less that $700. I do realize that i will be getting low end components but thats fine since i am looking for the best jumping components under $700. Also i would like to have a bike that is easily upgradeable to say better, longer shocks.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated,

    1 more thing that i forgot:

    I am 16 and 5'10" 150 lbs.

    Just so you know for shock stiffness and any other reasons.

  2. #2
    Bike Whore
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    The Yakuza Aniki is your best bang for the buck IMO.

    At $669, it's a legit basic freeride bike. Adrenaline sells that frame only for $599, so another $70 and you get a whole bike is good deal.

    The Ibex Ignition is a XC/trail bike, so I'd pass on that.
    I'm an Inbred...29er that is.

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