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What would you choose?

Post by gsmolin on Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:57 pm

Let's say you have around a grand (give or take $200) to spend on a new bike and you want something lower maintenance (read HT, not FS) that's truly enjoyable to ride.

What would be your choice in a complete hardtail around this price?

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Re: What would you choose?

Post by spookyload on Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:47 pm

I would look at getting a 1x10 or 1x11 fat bike.
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Post by Road_Rage on Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:02 pm

Look no further...I have a Chinarello frame 26 inch HT MTB that I will sell you for that price.  

Frame size 18

XT/XTR components
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front D, integrated XT shifters/brakes

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Carbon seat post, handle bar, and stem; tubeless wheels (Bontranger)
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Post by spookyload on Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:43 pm

Only crashed a few times. It even has that ambulance ride stink off of it.
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Post by Road_Rage on Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:01 am

spookyload wrote:Only crashed a few times. It even has that ambulance ride stink off of it.

wrong bike
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Post by BigWheels on Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:38 pm

Cyclocross, easy, and they only come in hardtail!!.   Go anwhere/anytime, including most of the popular singletrack in the area as well as all roads, paved or gravel.

There are a handful of cross rigs that can be found under 1200 in the States, not sure about over here.
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Post by DuviVr6 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:43 pm

BigWheels wrote:Cyclocross, easy, and they only come in hardtail!!.   Go anwhere/anytime, including most of the popular singletrack in the area as well as all roads, paved or gravel.

There are a handful of cross rigs that can be found under 1200 in the States, not sure about over here.

Agree, using N=N+1  I also need a CX bike  Laughing

I have my old mountain steed I can part with if you want something used. Have not ridden it in quite some time  No .

It is a 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper/SID Air 100 with mostly XT size is 17 or M.
If your interested let me know, don't really have a price but would be much less than your budget.
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Post by Zenkem on Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:29 pm

If you go with a MTB you have to taste the 29" Kool-Aid....

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Post by BigWheels on Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:54 pm

Road_Rage wrote:
spookyload wrote:Only crashed a few times. It even has that ambulance ride stink off of it.

wrong bike

Hasn't all his bikes been crashed?
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Post by spookyload on Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:10 pm

For cross, here is a great deal. Frame is crap, but worth the cost of parts alone. Full Ultegra disk parts. You could upgrade the frame at a later time and have a sweet ride. The frame is fine, just a Chinese aluminum knock off.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantom_cross_team_al_disc_xiv.htm
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Post by thedude76 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:24 pm

Chainlove has been having some nice bikes lately

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Post by gsmolin on Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:04 am

Awesome responses!

RR those wheels are so tiny! But, I might be interested. I was looking for a new steed, but slightly used will do.

DuviVR6, do you have a photo of your bike?

Agree that the cross bike is a reasonable option too.

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Post by Road_Rage on Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:59 am

BigWheels wrote:
Road_Rage wrote:
spookyload wrote:Only crashed a few times. It even has that ambulance ride stink off of it.

wrong bike

Hasn't all his bikes been crashed?

wrong again.
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Post by DuviVr6 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:05 am

gsmolin wrote:Awesome responses!

RR those wheels are so tiny! But, I might be interested. I was looking for a new steed, but slightly used will do.

DuviVR6, do you have a photo of your bike?

Agree that the cross bike is a reasonable option too.

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