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    Looking for Hardtail Mountain Bike.

    Hey guys I am new here and so hello and thanks in advance! I am looking for a trail mountain bike I got 1000 saved up. any ideas for a good cheaper end starter bike .

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    I'd save up a few hundred more and get a Marin Pine Mountain 1, Kona Cinder Cone, or maybe a Norco Fluid, obviously there are others but these seem to be spec'd out very nice for the price.

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    Check out the 2019 Vitus Sentier VR. Really good spec and only $1250 shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahamas2014 View Post
    I got 1000 saved up. any ideas for a good cheaper end starter bike.
    keep in mind this is an international forum. is that 1000 euros, pesos, dollars, pounds, seashells?

    you're going to need to be more specific about what you want to do on the bike. since this is the All Mountain forum, I assume you're looking specifically for an "all mountain" bike, a designation that is quite meaningless these days.

    where about do you live? what are your local trails like? what brands do your local bike shops carry? do you want to jump, race, bomb steep stuff, crank out long miles all day, just piddle around the neighborhood?

    you might start by checking with a few local bike shops to see what they carry and ask them what kind of bikes they recommend. it could be a fat bike, a dirt jumper, a lightweight XC racer, a "trail" bike... you'll need to find out or you're making a decision blind.

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    Great reply/advice..The seashells comment bout put me on the floor..😂

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    $1000 USD!?

    A Nukeproof Scout wouldn't be far off that (fingers X) o_0

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    All the bikes mentioned above look good. Just to give you a heads up, I bought a 2017 Diamondback Sync'r and it is a beast. I just took it to Windrock and did Talladega, Drop Out and Reach Around and she performed great. Note I did put a new wheelset on it - Nukeproof Horizon - which was a worth upgrade. Have nothing bad to say about the Sync'r other than the wheelset that comes on it.

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    800-1100 us$. Phoenix desert tails. Sedona rocky trails. No jumping or racing. Desert Trail ryding mostly . Shops around my area carry trek , salsa, Cannondale, mostly any big names they got or can order for me. The Roscoe or timberjack seem would be great fit. Trek got sale this weekend.

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    Thanks for the ideas. I cant stop reading threads. So many of these bikes look badAzz, im going to head to local shops and test ryde some see what fits best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahamas2014 View Post
    Thanks for the ideas. I cant stop reading threads. So many of these bikes look badAzz, im going to head to local shops and test ryde some see what fits best.
    Definitely test ride as many as you can. If the bike you choose doesn't come with a dropper post I would plan on getting one as soon as you can. It will transform any bike but I think it particularly makes hardtails better. I loved my Big Kahuna from the get go but once I added the dropper it transformed it into something so much more capable.
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    Diamondback Mason series could be a good one to check out
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    Checked few local shops, gave some test rydes, since theres a lot of sand washes at bottom of trails where I live I wanted plus size tires and found end of the year deals with black Friday deals, got the Roscoe 8 . 2018 was 500$ cheaper than the 2019. For my price range im very happy. Bike Feels great. Love dropper post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    keep in mind this is an international forum. is that 1000 euros, pesos, dollars, pounds, seashells?

    you're going to need to be more specific about what you want to do on the bike. since this is the All Mountain forum, I assume you're looking specifically for an "all mountain" bike, a designation that is quite meaningless these days.

    The Beginner's Corner is an All-Mountain Forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richj8990 View Post
    The Beginner's Corner is an All-Mountain Forum?
    Probably moved. I think it was in the AM forum.
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    Yes indeed

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