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Old 05-31-2004, 03:44 PM   #21
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Another one to consider might be Jeep mountain bikes.
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I just bought a Giant Yukon, although it doesn't have full suspension (which could be taken care of with a purchase of a few new seat parts), it does have front suspension, Shimano "rapidfire" style (i don't know what their official name is) shifters, and disc breaks. I love it. Giant also has some high end Mtn bikes in their line, I've had (or at least used) two of their bikes and loved them.
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i have a trek Mtn Track 820 that ive had for years... great bike there... unsuspended but a few select parts could change that... anyway trek, specilized and cannondale are all great bikes... the old schwinns were so-so.....
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I just bought a Giant Yukon, although it doesn't have full suspension (which could be taken care of with a purchase of a few new seat parts), it does have front suspension, Shimano "rapidfire" style (i don't know what their official name is) shifters, and disc breaks. I love it. Giant also has some high end Mtn bikes in their line, I've had (or at least used) two of their bikes and loved them.
Disc brakes are something i'm looking for. But a suspension seat post just keeps your butt a lil cushier, i need the suspension so the wheel tracks better @ high speed, and can soak up bumps.

Rockshox or Marzocchi, maybe Manitou fork are what i prefer. Two water bottle mounts are important to me too Not all full suspension frames have two.
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I just bought a Giant Yukon, although it doesn't have full suspension (which could be taken care of with a purchase of a few new seat parts), it does have front suspension, Shimano "rapidfire" style (i don't know what their official name is) shifters, and disc breaks. I love it. Giant also has some high end Mtn bikes in their line, I've had (or at least used) two of their bikes and loved them.
Disc brakes are something i'm looking for. But a suspension seat post just keeps your butt a lil cushier, i need the suspension so the wheel tracks better @ high speed, and can soak up bumps.

Rockshox or Marzocchi, maybe Manitou fork are what i prefer. Two water bottle mounts are important to me too Not all full suspension frames have two.
Yeah, I guess the seat thing doesn't totally count as full suspension, although I know the Giant line does have some that have the real thing. As far as disc breaks go, they are pretty cool although I'm not sure yet if I think they are really better so much as "as good as", but then again, I have yet to really hit the trails.
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They're great for a lot of reasons. Less weight further from the hub (slower), they are better when in rain/mud since your brakes don't run nearly as wet. If your rim gets bent, you don't get drag from it either
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They're great for a lot of reasons. Less weight further from the hub (slower), they are better when in rain/mud since your brakes don't run nearly as wet. If your rim gets bent, you don't get drag from it either
Very cool and it makes sense. When I bought it I was just kinda like that sounds all nice and such...really, really didn't know why I was buying them . Anyways, Mtn Biking is great...if it would just stop raining here I would be on the trails.
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So who'* all bringing their bikes to Bfest then?
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Mee mee!
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http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkMode...57htdat.j27007

Well under a grand, and It'* all ready for any upgrades i would want soon enough. A lil more for XC riding, and lighter.

http://www.konaworld.com/2k4bikes/2k4_kikapu.cfm

It has disc brakes, but will be heavier, and more for big hit stuff.
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