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Recommend a entry-level 20"er...

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  1. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    My buddy just built a pump track in his back yard that is sized better for a 20" bike, so I'm in the market. I can get good deals on Eastern and 2Hip through my shop. Any suggestions? Besides the pump track it will be seeing some DJ time as well.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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    Fit trail or kink.
     
  3. v-digit

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    get a kink apex at dans, i think they are still on sale. a dope complete, nice and light too.... i bought one a while back.
     
  4. jonKranked

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    ^^^ I just got one of those as well, and it is DOPE. Granted, the apex is the high end of kink's completes, but they have 4 other ones that are excellent options and at lower price points.
     
  5. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    I guess I should clarify that "entry-level" to me = $200 or less. :D
     
  6. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Thank Jon, I'll put the Kink Launch on my short list along with the Eastern Traildigger.
     
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    Haro Nyquist or Backtrails

    Have you looked around for a used Fit or KINK or Felt
     
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    sittingduck Turbo Monkey

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    With only $200, you will be throwing money away on junk if you try and buy new. Save another $100 and buy something used. Take your time and scour craigslist and ebay daily. You will find a sweet deal if you are patient. Then you will end up with something you wont have to replace everything on.
     
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    exactly


    cheap completes seem like a bargain but besides the frames being made of cheaper steel, the parts will develop issues from the get go almost. i paid a bit over 400 for a complete last spring and while most of the bike held up well, the rear hub developed issues after 2 weeks at the most. all it needed was some frequent adjustment but it was irritating. just save at least 3-400 and look for something used.
     
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    What do you think about the specialized fuse series? I hear the 3 and 4 are nice custom bikes. I don't know much about kink yet, but the fuse 3 felt really smooth and solid for $450 bucks. For a new rider on a budget would you reccomend getting the fuse 3 or saving up for the apex from dans 550+shipping>?
     
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    Save for the apex... the Fuse has mediocre specialized componentry... I would deffo save for the Kink or look into a fit.
     
  12. McGRP01

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    Thanks for the advice all! :thumb: