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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by bkbassplayr, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. bkbassplayr

    bkbassplayr Chimp

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    hey... I'm looking into getting a new freeride bike, and need help deciding. I have looked into the specialized bighit (the fsr 3), as well as the ac-1 and the gemini... I'm 6'2", 150 lbs, and I dont want to spend over $3000. thanks.
     
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  2. bigdrop05

    bigdrop05 Monkey

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    I highly recommend the Santa Cruz HECKLER..
    It sticks drop landings,rips a 4x track & is just a great all-around ripper.
    I ride a medium HECKLER / i'm 6'2" tall & use a Boxxer 151.
     
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  3. JacobDW

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    Transition Dirtbag..... sweet deal, awesome parts at an awesome price.
     
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  4. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    The new Iron horse dw 7point bikes have great frames very good components. The cheapest is the 7.3- $1600 at Go ride or supergo. The only bad thing is the fork. Just sell it and put a used 7" fork on like a super T or an '06 66 7" would be awsome on the bike as a fox 36 van would.
     
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    $3k can buy you alot of bike if you shop around. I ride a Gemini and, while a great bike, I'll be the first to tell you there are better bikes out there for the money you have to spend.
     
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  6. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    Big Hit 3. Done deal. Does anyone out there want to buy a Giant Rainer?
     
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    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Bigt Hit 3. Warranty is top notch. Bike is top notch. Components are great. Get one.
     
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    I got a 2005 Yeti 575 a couple of months ago. It is super-sweet. I'd put it on your short list.
     
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  9. JimmyTwoTimes

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    Get a 2006 Kona Stinky. The IH are a bit heavy. The Stinkies have decent components and the weight is just right. Plus you get a Kona Clump frame with it (same as the Stinky Primo).:thumb:

    check out www.konaworld.com

     
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  10. bkbassplayr

    bkbassplayr Chimp

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    yea i think im going to go with the bighit 3... its the best deal for me, and an all around good bike... ill update if that changes tho
     
  11. clandestine

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    hey is ure bike the 15" small?
     
  12. seismic

    seismic Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks Kona actualy looks nice !
     
  13. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Monkey

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    No, I have the Medium - 15.5"....
     
  14. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    Have they put gussets on the front of the stinky frame yet?
     
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    wydopen Turbo Monkey

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    buy my bike
     
  16. wikitypooshlag

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    i would agree
    that's an insanely good deal assuming the bike is in good condition. and what are u gonna do on a big hit that u can't do on that bike? nothing. and if u decide u want to do some racing u have a bike that's capable.
     
  17. bkbassplayr

    bkbassplayr Chimp

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    well i can prodeal a bighit and get it nice n cheap :-D