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    Ideas for father/son full suspension bikes

    My teenage son has become obsessed with the stunts he sees on the Internet. The problem is he has a concussion history and I cannot allow DH.

    At the moment he has a small 2002 (?) K2 Razorback 4.0. Those of you active in this sport know far more than I do about these matters. I have to get him a bike that is both good and solid. In general, I am looking at the 2015 - 2019 MY bikes. I would also add that I would like to support an American company if possible. I like Turner and Guerrilla Gravity. Are there others? I see no way to consider carbon bikes in view of the higher price tag for these. He is 5'8" so he is at the point where I expect him to need a large. I am 6' so I also need a large.

    I need to ensure the bike is comfortable to ride while seated and would like to see 150 mm - 160 mm suspension travel.

    Please let me know what you can suggest. I am trying to narrow the scope of my search and I am hoping to get assistance here. Please do not be concerned with a recommendation for purchase. Purchasing may not happen until next year. I must keep the cost below $2k/bike.

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    At 5'8" it puts him in Medium category on most bike geometry charts, maybe some overlap with large for some bikes, but if he likes throwing the bike around in the air it's best to err on the smaller side. But...Is he still growing? 14 way different than 18 for most people. For you, yes, large.
    Can't go wrong with GG in my book for that type of bike.
    Niner Jet 9 RDO, Scalpel 29, XTC 650b, 04 Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Trek Rigid SS - No suspension, no gears....no problem

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    Yes, he is still growing. I expect he will move into the large frame.

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