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Old 04-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by gjsnowboarder View Post
Go with a 29er then if you need hardtail.
Problem is funds. I can get a pretty sweet 26er with a better spec drivetrain (SRAM X9) with 140mm RockShox Sektor RL for $850.

If I go 29er it is with X7 drivetrain, and I want more than the stock 100mm fork that they mostly come with, so I'm looking at at least $1000 for the bike and then an extra $300 for a Manitou Tower Pro 120mm fork.

This is still within my budget but I have a hard time justifying an extra $500 so I can get the big boy wheels for a bike I might ride 15-20 days a year.

Where I'm riding this year:

Pine Knob - 13
Mt. Holly - 2
Treetops - 2
A-Basin - 2
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Brighton - 1
Caberfae - 2
Crystal Mountain - 1
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