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freeride bike for about 1500

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ShdowConspiracy, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. ShdowConspiracy

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    any suggestions will help a lot. im 5'11 205 pounds and would rather buy new ill be freeriding and want something that will pedal well enough to go on an ocassional trail ride.

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    PJ
     

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  2. spacemanspiff06

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    specialized bighit, haro extreame, and best of the three, kona stinky. $100 over, but worth every penny when compared the the first 2
     
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    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    Iron horse 7 point's
     
  4. ShdowConspiracy

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    kona is really nice but their almost 2 grand and i dont know of anywhere to get them. i can get an 04 big hit comp for 1700 and i was looking at the 05 bighit spec for 1100. any good?
     
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    dont those start at over 2 grand?
     
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    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    spec is no good single pivot no good for rider of your size.kona has a wannabee dw link so i say no way and you can get a 7 point for under 2 very easily :thumb:
     
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    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    not if you know where to shop and find the online coupons.. you could probably score one for $1400.. Ive seen a few used ones for good prices
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Get your brain off the ice, kona doesn't have a wannabe dw link, you're thinking Giant.
     
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    The Spec sucks, it's heavy and generally a bad frame. The Bighit is a good bike though, a good pedaler, but it might be a little heavy for your needs. It's hard to take on trail rides.

    The Iron Horse 7point3 might be in your range, or the Haro Extreme (which was mentioned above). And the Kona Coiler might be a better idea than the Stinky because it's lighter and more geared for trails.
     
  10. ShdowConspiracy

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    where would i find that stuff because i would love one of them but couldnt afford it normally
     
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    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    oh yah the ih yakuza line too.. supergo has the 7.3 for 1599 right now.. im perty sure you can find a coupon on that too.

    there you go.. 2k bike for 100 over what you wanted to pay :thumb:
     
  12. ShdowConspiracy

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    i just checked their 2099
     
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    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    im looking at their sale catalog i just got in the mail says $1599.. give em a call. good through the 19th
     
  14. ShdowConspiracy

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    awesome i need to try and get the money by then though i have to sell stuff and whatnot. would it be through the mailorder or would i have to og to the shop?
     
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    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    couldnt tellyou bro.. it says all 05's on sale, no restrictions
     
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    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    fark bro,, i just called the 800#... looks to be instore purchase only.. any so cal'ers want one, better go grab one at the shop
     
  17. ShdowConspiracy

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    ah alright thanks. anyone have any other suggestions?
     
  18. ShdowConspiracy

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    ah **** thanks anyway
     
  19. ShdowConspiracy

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    ive always wanted a transition dirtbag. would it be worth the wait to save the 2600 dollars and buy the bike with a build kit off the transition site?
     
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    Would you buy used? You can find some deals.
     
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    Yeah, look for a used bike first.
     
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    You may want to look at the Giant Faith series, the faith 3 in particular(its the least expensive). The suspension very is similar to the DW-Link 7point series. They pedal extreemly well for an 8in bike and have single crown forks for better turning radius. Super fun bike all around, and decent weight wise.
     
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    Call the www.dropnzone.com, Allen can help you build a bike using quality used and new parts. He set up a dirt bag for about $1500 before using used parts. Tell him what you want and how much you can spend.