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Help needed choosing bike!

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by DamDeviousDuck, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. DamDeviousDuck

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    Hello as an avid XC rider (without the spandex.. LOL) I want to dabble in something a little different. I have decided I want a bike that will handle more extreme trail and DH and also be able to hit some big air. I was stuck between a slopestyle and freeride bike.... After speaking to some friends they have said for what I want to do a freeride bike is probably the better choice. Searching the internet only confuses me as alot of bike manufacturers label their bikes as freeride/downhill... But this doesnt make sense as a freeride bike should have different geo!! :think:

    If I tell you what I THINK I am looking for could you hammer some bike suggestions out..

    Must go up and down (2xchainring)
    150-170mm travel
    be able to handle big air (no DH rigs) but be able to take on DH
    cost up to 2,000 pounds or $2500 (someone has stolen my pound key!)

    Please advise!!

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    For £2,000 you're not going to get anything like what you're describing.
     
  3. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Try to find a used 2014/15 Canfield Balance in a good shape.
     
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    2x chainrings are so last week
     
  5. Jack K

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    2x chainrings are still good if you're not a leet baller like some people. You won't need it if you're gonna go strickly DH or even Enduro. Since you're talking pounds I'm assuming you're in UK, so I'm probably not the best person to give advice as I don't know what bikes cost over there. Here in Canada I'd go with a RockyMountain Slayer, Devinci Spartan, or Kona Process. They're not full DH rigs by any means but can handle a lot of punishment.
     
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  7. Kevin

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    http://www.commencal-store.com/Mobile/meta-am-v4-c102x3044285

    Been riding the fuck out of mine, enduro and xc stuff.
    Pretty sure it would handle downhill like a boss with a slightly bigger fork then the Fox 34 i have on it now.

    So if you still want to pedal it around get something like the Commencal.
    If its strictly downhill and big jumps/gaps NOTHING will be as much fun as a full on dh bike.
     
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