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    New question here. Titus switchblade???

    One of my friends suggested the titus switchblade for me. i'm 14 years old, about 5ft 4, a girl, and i wanna do XC, DH, FR, and everything inbetween. i currently have a mongoose pro (ya i know it sucks) but its all i have right now and i use it for trail riding (XC) on trails behind my house. I want to try down hill and xc on other trail but first i'd like a REAL mountian bike, 1 that can handle all. i've reseached the switchblade and seemed like it'd handle well but i wanted some more input thanks!

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    Well the switchblade isn't a true DH or freeride bike but it is a highly tough and versatile bike that can handle exceptionaly well on many types of riding. It will handle excellent as a trail bike (its main design) and I'd say could easily handle some light freeride an DH for a starting rider. I would say go for it. Oh yeah, I own own as well Go to the Titus forum if you want more detailed help on this bike. Lots of SB owners there.

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    1st

    understand that the frame is $2000 + taxes, a bit costly for the average 14-year-old. What's your realistic budget? (not your wish list)

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    rounding up?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    understand that the frame is $2000 + taxes, a bit costly for the average 14-year-old. What's your realistic budget? (not your wish list)

    Jim
    Frame is $1900 USD, and there are some new previous year's models to be found on Ebay for less.
    Depending on your bike build, it can easily be a xc racer or capable of any downhill on the mountain (at least the ones I've been to near Denver). There are better bikes for both, but it is a great only bike.
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    No, quoting Titus.

    there are 2 prices, one is 1900, the other is $2000. (anodized option.)

    Either is well beyond any 14-year-old given the bike needs to be built up, unless this one has parents that contribute heavily to the purchase. The cheapest build twill take her over the $3K mark, with taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtrmSweetMountainbikrGrl
    One of my friends suggested the titus switchblade for me. i'm 14 years old, about 5ft 4, a girl, and i wanna do XC, DH, FR, and everything inbetween. i currently have a mongoose pro (ya i know it sucks) but its all i have right now and i use it for trail riding (XC) on trails behind my house. I want to try down hill and xc on other trail but first i'd like a REAL mountian bike, 1 that can handle all. i've reseached the switchblade and seemed like it'd handle well but i wanted some more input thanks!
    Ellsworth joker models in a small size are now available as they have restructed their lineup. No more isis. I saw 15 inch frames for 600 bucks in this months mountain bike action. The joker will take anything you can throw at it. Much cheaper than titus.

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