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post #81 of 171 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 08:41 AM
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well then. Try to find a used hardtail. Do you plan on lots of long rides or more just jump ridding? Something like a dirt jumper would work but would be torture on a longer ride. Try to find a used transition Trans-AM. Ive seen those go for just over your budget and they will take anything you throw at them. Jamis komodo I think it is has a frame that is kind of between a DJ bike and a all mountain hard tail. that would be a decent compromise. for full suspension the Mongoose Teocali and GT Force are both a real good all mountain type rig. Ive had both. I used to have the lowest level teocali and now I have the highest level force. They both do pretty well everything well and you get some squish. Only issue is not really a DH bike. DH in your budget doesnt really work
Thanks MF... I know my budget is low based on my research, which is why I'm asking about good inexpensive (even used) bikes. I suppose if I REALLY wanna do it, I'll just have to cough up the extra dough, as Slinky says.

My first priority is my park tour I'm doing in skateboarding, but if I can make this work, I'd be damn stoked!
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I do some mtn biking. Im not into the downhill stuff. Lots of single track trails. I had a diamond back which was ok but I needed something built a little stronger since im a big guy. I ended up getting a trek cobia, gary fisher edition. I have had it about 3 months now and put about 120 miles a month on it. I really liked the 4300 models but this one called my name when I walked by it. 29" tires. Disk brakes. Better components, what my big ass needs. It rides super nice and takes the trails surprisingly better than my 26" bike. I also got a little better bike all around because of my plansto be in colorado this summer and doing more biking on more difficult terrain.
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Thanks MF... I know my budget is low based on my research, which is why I'm asking about good inexpensive (even used) bikes. I suppose if I REALLY wanna do it, I'll just have to cough up the extra dough, as Slinky says.

My first priority is my park tour I'm doing in skateboarding, but if I can make this work, I'd be damn stoked!
i always go by the "you pay for what you get"...if you go cheap your gonna get something cheap. I'm taking the plunge into DH as i've only done it once but i loved it that one time.
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i always go by the "you pay for what you get"...if you go cheap your gonna get something cheap. I'm taking the plunge into DH as i've only done it once but i loved it that one time.
Wait till you try actual downhilling. The Burke chair lift has nothing on Highland or the upper Burke mountain stuff.


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Wait till you try actual downhilling. The Burke chair lift has nothing on Highland or the upper Burke mountain stuff.
i know, i cant wait to soil myself a few times
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(Quick interruption from a newb, sorry)

I'm thinking about jumping into mountain biking (not necessarily limited to just downhill) and had a quick question:
"Can I use my hardhat snowboarding helmet as a bike helmet?"

(it's similar to this Bern Baker Hard Hat | evo )

Just wondering because I know the sport is pretty expensive in and of itself and I'm a cheap bastard...
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(Quick interruption from a newb, sorry)

I'm thinking about jumping into mountain biking (not necessarily limited to just downhill) and had a quick question:
"Can I use my hardhat snowboarding helmet as a bike helmet?"

(it's similar to this Bern Baker Hard Hat | evo )

Just wondering because I know the sport is pretty expensive in and of itself and I'm a cheap bastard...
I don't see why not, once you take out the liner the thing is basically a skateboard helmet. Beware though, once you take out the liner they do get roomier - may not fit your head as well.

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My mountain hosts this in the off season. I've always wanted to try it, but never bothered getting the gear.


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