At a $1000 pricepoint for a full suspension you are going to be much better off going used. There are few, if any 1K FS rigs available new.itsmekwen said:^^ I have read up on what types of riding I want to do.... I've done a whole lot of reading since I've wanted to start biking. XC and urban riding is what I'll do most of. I want to eventually move onto freeriding and doing drop and stuff. So let me rephrase my question anyone know a good XC bike for around $1000? I have read reviews and there are so many bikes I don't know what's good. I don't want a hardtail.
Where did you find the Cannondale Jekyll for $1099? .... where can you find Cannondale bikes online?milehillmtbr said:would the 2005 cannondale jeckyll be a good choice for this price range $1099? I was originally looking for a hardtail (more bang for the buck at this price range), but then I found this bike and it seems to fit what I'm looking for pretty well, primarilly xc w/ some dh. And for the price it seems to have the same components as a lot of the hardtails in about the same price range, well maybe a few hundred more, but whose counting. Does anyone Know the weight of this bike?
The only thing that sucks is that there aren't many bike shop where I live. I know I need a size M or 17-18" bike. I think I might get the new Haro Extreme X2. Read a bunch of reviews and it seems like a good bike.BlueBike said:I totally agree with others that you should try as many bikes as possible and know what size bike will fit you best. If it's your first real mountain bike, I storngly recommend you buy a bike from your Local Bike Shops. If you are certain about your size, check '04 Kona bikes, either Dawg or Kikapu, at wheelworld.com.