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    Hi I am planning to purchase a trail/AM mtb as I realised my XC mtb not as capable for me to ride locals trails fast anymore. I have a few options that i found from deals online: brackets are sellers descriptions
    they are all used and cost around $850 aud..
    1. KHS lucky 7 with upgraded new xt brakes
    2. 2012 ragley bluepig with fox36 and hope m4 ("were used a lot")
    3. 2017 giant stance 2 barely used excellent condition ("only used onroad")

    Should I get the newer bike even though It has 9mmQR and lower components or are the frame conditions of the older bikes still capable for me to ride trails as i heard somewhere that older frames can be slightly bent or change shape.. Also found that a lot of stances have broken chainstays...
    I normally ride fast flow single tracks with occasional rock gardens and roots and like to jump the every chance I get, so which one is the best suitable? cheers

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    for got to add,
    the lucky 7 was used a lot in canada including whistler so I guess the parts are worn but "Its well maintained and serviced"
    ragley "was not used a lot" (typo in the previous one)

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    What's your current bike?

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    Just throwing in my .02

    Whistler bikes should be avoided. The KHS would be a pig of a bike to ride, way to much travel to ride anywhere there isn't a lift or shuttle. And probably more trouble than it's worth.

    Ragley is a hard tail? sounds painful.

    Giant might be ok if you're ok with 120mm of travel.

    Not sure what your trails are like though. Any Kona process 111, 134 or 153's around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    What's your current bike?
    none. I sold it

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Just throwing in my .02

    Whistler bikes should be avoided. The KHS would be a pig of a bike to ride, way to much travel to ride anywhere there isn't a lift or shuttle. And probably more trouble than it's worth.

    Ragley is a hard tail? sounds painful.

    Giant might be ok if you're ok with 120mm of travel.

    Not sure what your trails are like though. Any Kona process 111, 134 or 153's around?
    Live in brisbane australia. trails are dry and dusty, kind of like arizona or california (idk) but very flowy with jumps. Im just not sure whether QR on the stance fork can handle jumps well though. also i kinda like hardtails and isnt arent trail hardtails the trend going on now?

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    only kona was an old stinky..dont think that will be fun XD

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    The Ragley blue pig is a good frame, and you have better equipment! So yes, it's gonna be harsher on tech stuffs, but if your daily ride doesn't include a lot of chunks/roots/steep, I'd stick with the hardtail.
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    I went full suspension 2003 and now even on paved roads I find a hardtail a pain in the ...
    120mm travel is not much for all-mountain, but enough for most places; 9mmQR should not be a problem as long as parts are OK.
    I ride a 2009 Ibis Mojo and it has 9mmQR. It can go anywhere. Brian Lopes won a lot of races on a similar in places I would not go.
    Don't know your skills so cannot advice you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by las-palmas View Post
    I went full suspension 2003 and now even on paved roads I find a hardtail a pain in the ...
    120mm travel is not much for all-mountain, but enough for most places; 9mmQR should not be a problem as long as parts are OK.
    I ride a 2009 Ibis Mojo and it has 9mmQR. It can go anywhere. Brian Lopes won a lot of races on a similar in places I would not go.
    Don't know your skills so cannot advice you.
    Most important is to enjoy riding and stay healthy.
    cheers mate. But Im gonna get the hardtail as the giant stance have some issues with its suspension as its single pivot. the fox is a talas so I can switch between travels.

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    First full suspension I had was a single pivot and a lot more able in mountains than a hardtail. Scott Strike Team HMF. 3x9 120mm front 100mm rear and I loved it. Stolen in 2010 and I bought the Mojo as I needed a bike. Was satisfied with the Scott but admit that the Mojo climbs and descents better.
    Still what you do on a bike is more important than what kind of bike it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by las-palmas View Post
    First full suspension I had was a single pivot and a lot more able in mountains than a hardtail. Scott Strike Team HMF. 3x9 120mm front 100mm rear and I loved it. Stolen in 2010 and I bought the Mojo as I needed a bike. Was satisfied with the Scott but admit that the Mojo climbs and descents better.
    Still what you do on a bike is more important than what kind of bike it is.
    yea I agree. A lot of famous bikes have single pivots (orange 4), but It was that the giant stance frame had a lot of cracked chainstays posted on this forum that just puts me off.

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    none of the above. keep looking
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