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    what bike should i get?

    Ive just sold my old bike that was a Haro X6
    im looking to get a used bike as im only 14 and dont have that much money to throw around, so it would have to be in the range of $800-$900
    I kept on bottoming out the rear shock, so i need something with more rear travel.
    i was just wondering what bike would be best for me if i like doing big hucks but also like hauling balls down a trail.
    Any info will help
    thanks


    P.S. Ive been looking at a 06 big hit III for about 1200 CAD...what do you think

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    When you say big hucks do you mean about 7 feet?

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    Look for something with a good shock, good fork, solid frame, and good brakes. Everything else can be replaced on the cheap at a later date. So don't let a crappy saddle, a heavy stem, or an old set of cranks deter you from a good solid bike.
    Meh.

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    no like 20-40 ft gaps

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    800-900 = 20-40ft And are you seriously going to be attempting 20-40ft gaps? If you are 14, and the fact that you only have 900 to spend means you aren't sponsored, I find it very hard to beleive you have the skills, maybe the kajones but not the skills to hit a 40ft gap. If you tried anything big enough to be worthy of working up to a 40ft gap, your X6 would have snapped long ago, being a light AM bike.
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    ive never cleared the 40 yet but ive cleared 20s and 30s easy

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    i didnt post this thing to get bashed on here
    i just wanted opinions on what bike i should get

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    umm how about get a bike that costs about as much as you have to spend?

    anything that is a 'freeride' bike: meaning IMO 7 inches of travel is up to the task.

    pinkbike classifieds i where i recommend looking

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    I did a pretty big 40 footer once



    Not trying to call you out, I've never met a person hitting (more then once anyway) any gaps 20-40 feet wide that didn't know exactly what they wanted in their bikes. Or any that would be willing to trust their life in a bike they picked up for 900 dollars without really knowing anything about it.

    Anyway, good luck with whatever you get, hopefully you enjoy it.

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    He is 14 so we might be talking about pinkbike measurements.

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    good point, so maybe his 30ft and 20ft gaps are really like 15 feet to 10 feet, which is still pretty respectable I guess, but not 40ft.
    Quote Originally Posted by phloater
    ive never cleared the 40 yet but ive cleared 20s and 30s easy
    Pics or stfu
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jettj45
    He is 14 so we might be talking about pinkbike measurements.
    I need to start getting faster on here. First XSL Will beats me to recommending someone a Boxxer lowered to 178mm travel, and now you beat me to a Pink Bike reference...
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    Yeah a pic of you doing a 20 foot gap please

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    try the bighit, you can get em cheap

    I used to have one, cleared 30 footers no problem

    its in your price range

    you can buy a crappy one, and easily upgrade to better stuff once you get the cash

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    Who you buy the bike from is more important than what you buy. Anything owned by teen is going to be clapped out and you will constantly be replacing parts. Get something from an old dude that does a few shuttle days and maybe a trip to Whistler a year.

    The Bighit is a good starting point

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    I used to have one, cleared 30 footers no problem
    Uhhh pics please... P.S. The Log jumps at the end of Boondocks isn't 30 feet.

    OH WAIT. I forgot if you ride a Chumba F5, the 5 in the F5 multiplies whatever jump length you cleared by 5. The 5 also multiplies your post count in which you talk endlessly about Chumbas.
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    Try prostitution out... after a couple months you'll have more money to buy yourself a HUCK bike since that's apparently all you do.

    Or you could look for a used Banshee or go for the big hit. I dunno, I'd feel pretty sketch on a new $900 bike on something like what you're planning on doing, and even though you get a bit more bang for your buck by going used you're still going to possibly run into a bike with a lot of problems at that price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    Uhhh pics please... the 5 in the F5 multiplies whatever jump length you cleared by 5. The 5 also multiplies your post count in which you talk endlessly about Chumbas.
    sike!

    and here's a vid of me on a chumba (don't have any of me on the bighit on the jump)

    and how many times have i mentioned chumba? and when do I endlessly talk about chumba? wtf's your problem man?

    <object width='500' height='440'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/43021/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/43021/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='440' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object>


    edit: here is a picture of me with a bighit on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    and how many times have i mentioned chumba? and when do I endlessly talk about chumba? wtf's your problem man?
    Sorry...Poh carry-over.
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    Be nice to the kid.....
    I've seen a 13 year old hit a 40 foot gap.
    But he was on a Yeti 303 :P
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    i think he was getting a little optimistic with the gaps. and don't think that us, the younger riders, cant jump, look at my avatar, that's me jumping a 15 foot gap just before a 25 foot gap. im not sponsored nor been riding long (just over a year now). but we can jump and don't go discarding us because of our age.

    besides have a look at this nutter:
    <object width='500' height='440'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/26127/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/26127/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='440' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object>

    EDIT: was supose to also say that the kid jumping in the video...is 12
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    that lil kid is the dead salior masta! i wish i could do that 50 feet
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    I am selling my bike and been eyeing this.....look down at the reviews....A pro rider marvels about this bike

    for your money this is better then high end bikes like foes and chumbas

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/allRe...uct_id=5585806
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    sike!
    and here's a vid of me on a chumba (don't have any of me on the bighit on the jump)
    edit: here is a picture of me with a bighit on it
    one foot kicker with a nice endless tranny......not being mean .....but I see kids do that on wallmart bikes


    no flame intended...but I wouldn't use that video to brag about the merits of the chumba
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I am selling my bike and been eyeing this.....look down at the reviews....A pro rider marvels about this bike

    for your money this is better then high end bikes like foes and chumbas

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/allRe...uct_id=5585806
    I'd call you out on writing that, but there's too much punctuation, and not enough ellipses
    Slow is cool too, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I am selling my bike and been eyeing this.....look down at the reviews....A pro rider marvels about this bike

    for your money this is better then high end bikes like foes and chumbas

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/allRe...uct_id=5585806
    it says dh. i think he's looking more for fr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyFTW
    I'd call you out on writing that, but there's too much punctuation, and not enough ellipses

    wasn't me....but funny none the less
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I am selling my bike and been eyeing this.....look down at the reviews....A pro rider marvels about this bike

    for your money this is better then high end bikes like foes and chumbas

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/allRe...uct_id=5585806
    Dude please dont tell me your being serious!

    That bike is crap, quick realease and three chain rings on a DH bike. And the pro rider saying he has done 80ft drops i really doubt that.

    Look at the real mongoose team dh bike then look at this one and tell me the difference between the two, I dont think you will see EC tearing up any dh on this walmart bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrSc
    Dude please dont tell me your being serious!

    That bike is crap, quick realease and three chain rings on a DH bike. And the pro rider saying he has done 80ft drops i really doubt that.

    Look at the real mongoose team dh bike then look at this one and tell me the difference between the two, I dont think you will see EC tearing up any dh on this walmart bike.
    Wow, he was joking, although your response makes his joke like 10 times funnier.
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    SMT - I usually don't react to your nonsense - but are your meds making you an ass? The jump at boyscout is much more than a 1 foot kicker with an endless tranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by his dudeness
    Try xxxxxxxxx out... after a couple months you'll have more money to buy yourself a HUCK bike since that's apparently all you do.
    You are by far the biggest idiot Ive seen on this forum period. YOU ARE TALKING TO A 14 years old kid YOU DUMBASS !How the **** old are you, 17?Retarded...

    Come on this forum really has gone to **** now.Is there no moderator on here?!?!

    Phloater, Im 32 and where I live there's more than a few kids, even younger than you that can hit 20-30 feet gap on any given day so dont let the others bring you down, they're just jealous cause they dont have the balls to hit anything that big.

    Ive seen people hitting BIG jumps with only 4" of travel, so travel is a bit irrelevant at this point, in fact it might save your ass a few times but it could just as well be your
    worst enemy for hitting a jump.

    Realisticly, I dont think you can find anything worth wasting your money for 900$ except maybe a hardtail. Sure you'll find bikes in that price range but it'll be junk and you woulndt be doing yourself a favor IMO.I dont think your current bike is the problem, it definately wasnt made for this but if you are bottoming out a 20 ft gap jump I think you're gonna have to work on your skills a little.

    Are you on your seat when you land( I hope not ) maybe you are putting too much weight on your front or back wheel?Whatever you do I dont think you are using you legs enough upon landing.

    Good luck, dont waste your money, save it and when you get 1500$ buy yourself a sweet rig.

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