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    looking for bike for 10 - 20 mile mountain rides with 2-4 foot rocky drops and mild rocky climbs. Is 29er the way go? All friends I ride with have reg mountain bikes. Where is best lace to purchace? Fort Woth Tx local shop or deal off internet? Wanna spend $2-4,000. Recommendations?

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    That's a pretty wide price range and many bikes will fit the bill. I'd go to all the shops in your area, ride as many bikes as you can, and pick the one you like the best. Is this your first mountain bike? Or do you have something now you like/dislike that as a frame of reference?

    Better yet, find a demo(s) in your area so you can get real rides on them.

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    Good advice, I got a 8 yr old Rockhpper i think, no rear susp. I dont think our local shops demo, but I will check into it.

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    test several fs bikes and choose your favorite... i'd reckon it will come down to a choice between a rumblefish and a stumpy fsr.

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    Don't forget the Niner RIP9 with a WB fork.

    The main thing to do is demo.
    set aside 10-15% of your budget to goto demo days and test bikes.

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    How ? where do I demo? been to 3 bike shops in Fort Worth and they all say no demo bikes.

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    In my opinion I would not buy a car from a place that wouldn't let me drive it.

    Do you have the opportunity to visit Austin? If so, I can point you to a shop or two that have excellent demo capabilities. I am not affiliated with any of em, but am willing to offer opinions.

    Ken

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