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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by cantaffordit, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. cantaffordit

    cantaffordit Chimp

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    alright ive been riding for a while doing some trails and stuff. i want to move up to a downhil/freeride bike. but i cant afford some 3000 dollar bike nor 2000. what id the best bike for 1000 and under. thanks
     
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  2. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    Wow, better start checking the Buy/Sell Forum or the classifieds. You can sometimes find an awesome deal in there. Finding a new FR /DH bike for that price will be hard.
     
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    try getting a frame and using your old parts and buying a new fork
     
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  4. DROP

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    defintly look in the buy sell fourms the bike drop showed is defintily a SWEET deal
     
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  6. cantaffordit

    cantaffordit Chimp

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    see im thinkin about getting the specialized hardrock with disk brakes then for christmas ask for manitou sherman slider plus forks then save up for like a big hit fsr frame or somthing. do you think that would work???
     
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  7. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    I wouldnt recommend a big fork like the Slider on a Hardrock. That might void your warrenty. I would say go with a used Full Susy from the Buy/ Sell forum. Go for that SC Bullit a couple of posts up.
     
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  8. cantaffordit

    cantaffordit Chimp

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    but hear me out. what if i got the forks but didnt put them on then save up for the frame??? what is the best but cheapest downhill frame??? preferable under 800 bucks.
     
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    there isnt one, simple as that. you have to spend money to get good stuff.
     
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  10. cantaffordit

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    ive seen one at my local bike shop for like 700. so yes there out there. im not talikn top of the line crazy stuff here im talkin a frame that can get me down the mountain with a few good sized drops.
     
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    get a hard tail with a big fork, then upgrade to a fs frame when you have the money.
     
  12. cantaffordit

    cantaffordit Chimp

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    will a big fork work on a hardtail
     
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  14. cantaffordit

    cantaffordit Chimp

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    umm do big forks work on a hardtail
    please answer my question not trying to be rude or anything.
     
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    if the geometry is good, don't go slacker than a 66 degree head angle. I guess you have to know some math.
     
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    Find a bike shop in your area that demo's a bike that you'd like to own, then this fall when they dump there demo's you'll be able to pick up that bike at a great price. That's what I did last December when I bought my Kona Stinky for less than a grand.
     
  17. cantaffordit

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    do you think that manitou sherman sliders would work on my hardrock???
     
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    NOOO. Okay so here it is plain and straight. There are certain hardtails out there that can take a big fork because they are made for that. The Hardrock isnt made for a 7 inch fork. It will void your warrenty and cause the bike to suck at steering and possibly crack your head tube.

    How old are you? If you are young and are still growing, save you money and wait. Or just buy a used bike. Or even better, get a job at a bike shop and earn your prodeal.
     
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    a hard rock defintly cant handle a sherman slider like rpk said lol. why dont u just buy that bike that was in the buy sell fourm that drop showed you it is the best bike i think you will ever buy for 600 dollars. then if you want u can put a sherman slider on that :D
     
  20. zmtber

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    just buy used there are great thing out there used
     
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    I built a stinky 9 with a shiver and reasonably good parts for only 1,500. Of course I got a ridiculously good deal on the frame and shock.
     
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    If you want new supergo or goride.com have iron horse 7point bikes. THey have 7 inches in the back. The cheapest is a 7.3 for about $1500.

    If you are just getting into riding where you jump off stuff and do some downhill. I would recomend a hardtail with a 5" or 6" fork. A hardtail teaches you to land right and makes you a much better rider, especialy when you get to full supension. Here are some companies to loook at : azonic, specialized p seires, kona, giant, etc.

    You can get a specialized p2 for $500 new.

    Or, if you really want full suspension, you would have to get a used bike if you want to spend under $1000. here are some bikes : kona stinky, santa cruz bullit, iron horse sgs, .... YOu would have to look hard for these bikes, even used under $1000.
     
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    If you want a good start on a good bike check this out in the buy/sell forum.
    Kona Stinky DeeLux w/Marz 03' Jr. T + Extras
     
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    Oh ya. It is under the frame tread.
     
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    Ummm...right try about $1100 new for a P.2.
     
  27. cantaffordit

    cantaffordit Chimp

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    are the iron horse yakuza good bikes... can i make it down the mountain with some fairly large jumps in one peice??? do the sliders fit on that beast??
     
  28. cantaffordit

    cantaffordit Chimp

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    im sooooooo buyin a yakuza anki.... it said the msrp is only $900 bucks and right know i can get it for 5 somthin!!!.... the only problem is i only have $250.ahahaha im gonna sell my xr50 or somthing.
     
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    Look closer, the aniki has 24" wheels, it's really built for younger riders, anybody older than about 14 should be ridding a bike with 26" wheels. They carry speed better, roll faster and you have far more tire choices.

    Any of the bikes Go-Ride sells should be capable of getting you down the mountain, they aren't like other shops, they really pick and choose the stuff they'll sell. Shopping the end of the season is great because you can find really good deals, unfortunately the sizes available can be pretty dissapointing, usually all that's left in another month are the really small frames. If you're lookin' to buy the sooner the better.
     
  30. dante

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    psst, only the "Aniki 24" has 24" wheels. the other sizes (15, 17, 19") all have 26.

    just FYI.
     
  31. rpk1988

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    What is your obsession with the Manitou Sherman Slider. Ride the fork that comes on the bike until it breaks. And then start to look at fork options. There are better forks out there for the same price as the slider that might give you more features.
     
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    Keep in mind that the sherman slider is a freeride fork, and not a downhill fork.
     
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    Kornphlake Turbo Monkey

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    I was just looking at Go ride's site, they don't have any of the larger sizes left.
     
  34. Cant Climb

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    Buy something from a used/for sale forum......that's where you'll find the best deal.

    That Bullit listed has crap wheels and basically a 3 piece long travel xc fork......stay away....

    Also Stay away from thoose low-end IH bikes.....they K-Mart quality unlike the Sunday liine-up....just because Go-Ride sells means nothing.....

    Buy used, wait about 2 months the forums will be flooded with 1-2 year old high-end bikes.....
     
  35. Sgt Brown

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    this guy is obviously trying to just have some fun with the board. Nobody is this stupid.. Stop feeding the fire.. :thumb:
     
  36. fiddy_ryder

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    check supergo they might have a coupon for it too.. and yes the slider will work in it.

    heres a deal on a slider that you want to dry hump so badly http://www.ridemonkey.com/market/detail.php?recKey=107