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7 years 11 months ago #37007 by Moto Mike
Moto Mike replied the topic: Re: new bike suggestions..
Does it have to be brand new? I'll be selling my Jamis XLT. 19" frame, Fox Float R shock, Fox Float RLC fork, XT drivetrain, Juicy 5 brakes. Let me know if you'd like more info/interested. I'd let it go for well less than $1500, unless you'd like to give me $1500 for it 8-)

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7 years 11 months ago #37001 by KeithB
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I'm 5'11" and 160# and am selling a Full Suspension bike
www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2008/archive/topfuel69er
with many upgrades that could be had in your price range if I down spec it a bit.
With that said, going to a local bike shop that really understands fit and is willing to swap parts to tailor the fit for you is worth it. $1500 for a new full suspension bike is a tricky price point. Spending a little more tends to get you a much better bike (tubeless wheels, better components and suspension. Like TJ said, a few bucks up front can save you a lot in the long run.

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7 years 11 months ago #36998 by TJ_Zydel
TJ_Zydel replied the topic: Re: new bike suggestions..
IMO, spend the extra $500-$800 and get what you really want and should have! i'm serious, and no, i do not work in a bike shop...but seriously, they say spend a little more than you are comfortable with squeezing every little penny out...it will pay off in the long run...or you could build bikes like me and a lot of others around the area and keep spending $ upgrading or changing parts all the time...it all depends on what you want. bottom line, buying a complete bike from your LBS is the best bang for the buck! (big brand companies spec bikes so well now it's crazy not to buy a good model up front, well worth the money) especially if you score a year end model deal or grab some other goodies. if you treat the shop good and work out a deal, they will treat you good back.

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7 years 11 months ago #36996 by mikeyken23
mikeyken23 created the topic: new bike suggestions..
hey guys hows it going? i would like to get some feedback from everyone if possible. I am looking at getting a new bike within the next few months. ive always had hardtails but i think im finally going to get a full. my budget is fairly low about $1500 im looking to spend. i am 5'11 and about 215 lbs. i would like some suggestions as far as quality of bikes for that price. Im not looking at any specific brand, i would rather have something that fits me correctly. so any suggestions would be great.

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