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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Suggestions on a first Freeride Bike.

    Hello MTBR i am going to buy a different bike for the upcoming season. My current bike is a Kona Hartail. I enjoyed this bike because of the fact that it was very smooth on jumps, but the problem was. Whenever i went on a more technical trail it was not a very pleasant ride. I enjoy hitting the occasional dirt jumps but i want to get into more of the technical trails. I would like to buy a single crown bike. But more travel than a slopstyle bike. I want an affordable bike around the price of two thousand.

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    Best bang for your money will be used. If you want new, take a look at the Kona Operator FR.

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    Lots and lots of good options...I'd check out the Transition Bottlerocket and the Scott Voltage.
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    Thanks Everyone
    Does anyone own a Specialized Big Hit?
    The Bottlerocket's look so sick, but the problems is they are all suck high end builds and used for a 2009 is $2500 but ill look around.

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    kona stinky, OL' STAND BY!!! LOCK AND LOAD! BOOOOOOM HEADSHOT!! but really, there cheap, can survive a nuclear attack better than a cockroach and are wicked fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Boy
    Thanks Everyone
    Does anyone own a Specialized Big Hit?
    The Bottlerocket's look so sick, but the problems is they are all suck high end builds and used for a 2009 is $2500 but ill look around.

    idk about that. PB has literally TONS of bottlerockets for a reasonable price. hell, there's a 2010 local to me for 1200 complete in great condition.

    bottle rocket is a great bike, but if you want more susp than a "slopestyle" bike, this may not fit you well.

    I think the big hit is a great value. check the sx trail too.

    i got a voltage fr30 new for 1770$ at a LBS, and i have zero complaints. i love this thing. a new fork, and air shock with the right tires will put it at a 7-8"F/7"R and around 34-35lb and will excel great in FR/DH use.

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    Im trying to be very patient but it is very difficult. My local bike park is opening in two weeks and i still have my hardtail. I currently live in South Alberta, Canada. Im planning to head into panorama resort. It would be alot more enjoyable for me to have a duel suspension bike. I saw a thread about the Bottlerocket being a good all round bike. Would you guys think i should go into a large frame. Im 5'11 and 130 pounds.

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    For the money I would look at.......
    Kona: stinky, operator, coilair
    Scott: volt fr.
    Mongoose: bootR, pinnR, nugget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doesyourchainhanglow
    kona stinky, OL' STAND BY!!! LOCK AND LOAD! BOOOOOOM HEADSHOT!! but really, there cheap, can survive a nuclear attack better than a cockroach and are wicked fun!

    I broke my drive side chainstay but I would still recommend this bike
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    Ok guys im looking at this bike here.
    http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/735692/
    The problem is there is a duel crown fork on a bottlerocket.
    I would need to change that to something like a RockShox PIKE.
    And i want to change some other part.
    Thoughts on it??

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    you could just leave them ( dbl crowns) on. you could pick up a rock shox tora 302 on blueskycycle.com for like 150 as well


    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...-Fork-2010.htm
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