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    looking for a good mountain and where to buy

    I have had many bikes in the past, I mostly had BMX bikes.. On these I had all the nicest setups ( Redline,Primo,Shadow ETC). Than I rode a few mountain bikes and I enjoyed them. I ended up getting a Raliegh Mojave 4.0?..Don't exactly recall. Well time to step it up.... It was a good bike but I just tore it apart.. Espicially the rims there all bent up ( I guess im used to the strong rims of BMX.. I like 180s and 360s so that can be hard on rims.) and the front suspension just doesn't cut it for what I jump.. I always bottom out and i don't exactly like how it rides.. Pretty good bike for 250~ bucks.

    Well anyhow I have been looking at a Giant STP SS... I really like it I want to get one.. I like single speed bikes and i don't want to have a multiple gear bike.I converted my Raliegh to single speed and I love it and have no problems with it. So I would like to get a nice single speed downhill bike.

    Basically I am wondering what would be a nice bike, Is the Giant STP a good all around bike? I dirt jump/Street alittle of everything. Is there other bikes out there that are just as good or better in the same catorgories? Where is the best place to order bikes online? I was just at my LBS today and saw the Giant there and I liked how it looked but they want 925 for it, I have seen them online for around 700... I know how markup is ( I work at a hobby shop and our markup is crazy.. Some RC's we sell we buy for around 450 and sell for 1000.) But I think thats crazy.. Where is a good trusted site?

    Well Thanks in advance guys.. I really aprreciate any help

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    nobody wants to help me?

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    You cannot mail order bikes from any of the major manufacturers like Trek, Giant, or Specialized. There are at times new or nearly new dirt jump bikes that show up on Ebay. I would probably start checking out the dirt jump bikes at the local bike shop and figure out what size you need. They typically come in two sizes short and long or big and small. The Giant STP's are popular as well as Specialized P bikes and Kona's Shred, Scrap etc.

    If you are looking at spending around $500 or so after you have figured the size out you can start looking at your local Craislist. Heres an example of a nearly new dirt jump bike. I think its a little high in price. It had an MSRP on it of $800 so its probably worth about $525 or maybe a little more if in really good condition.

    http://reading.craigslist.org/bik/1434907692.html

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    Thank you borregokid, So there isn't anywhere to order bikes online? I usually used danscomp for ordering all my BMX stuff online and wanted to know if there was a similar shop for MTB...So 925 isn't a bad price for a Giant STP SS?

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    Jensonusa, Performance Bike and Pricepoint are the biggest online sellers of bikes. Jenson carries two "Eastern" dirt jump bikes. Performance has at least one dirt jump bike.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...6+Bike+09.aspx


    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...00_20000_52001

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    CRC ship internationally and have a pretty good stock

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/

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    Out of those the one at jenson is cheaper and could probably suit you just as well.

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