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    What bike? $1200Canadian Max

    Hey all, im looking to buy a mountain bike. I have been doing dirt jumping with my BMX probally for close to 2 years now. I want to get into mountain biking though. I want a bike that will be able to take drops and jumps well. I don't have the biggest amount of cash that i can spend. $1200 Canadian is my max. I am looking to buy the bike in early 2005(Jan,Feb,March). FS or HT don't really matter to me. I know though I will do upgrades in the future. So what is a good begginer/intermediate bike that I can get for $1200Canadian Max? Thanx all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam90
    Hey all, im looking to buy a mountain bike. I have been doing dirt jumping with my BMX probally for close to 2 years now. I want to get into mountain biking though. I want a bike that will be able to take drops and jumps well. I don't have the biggest amount of cash that i can spend. $1200 Canadian is my max. I am looking to buy the bike in early 2005(Jan,Feb,March). FS or HT don't really matter to me. I know though I will do upgrades in the future. So what is a good begginer/intermediate bike that I can get for $1200Canadian Max? Thanx all.
    For that cash yer looking at a new freeride hardtail or a used fully. Assuming new, check out Kona's, Norco's and Brodie's. You'll get tough bike that can drop and jump, with disc brakes and a decent fork.

    For example, the Kona Stuff is a classic Shore hardtail...

    http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_ca...5&parentid=182

    A Cove Stiffee FR would also work, but built up would be more than your budget.

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    www.pinkbike.com.
    You'll find something really decent there for 1200 bucks.
    2004 Huckers usually run around 1200 on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazz
    For that cash yer looking at a new freeride hardtail or a used fully. Assuming new, check out Kona's, Norco's and Brodie's. You'll get tough bike that can drop and jump, with disc brakes and a decent fork.

    For example, the Kona Stuff is a classic Shore hardtail...

    http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_ca...5&parentid=182

    A Cove Stiffee FR would also work, but built up would be more than your budget.
    since you are doing jumps and drops, maybe it would be good to have a warranty which only comes with a new bike. it would suck to break your "new" used bike and be out of luck for replacement. although breakage is not really common, the assurance of a warranty is something to consider.
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