...yah i think you'll waste your money. now we know how much you want to spend. what type of riding are you gonna do and with that answer other people can chime in with some help...ralphWarrior 11 said:Well I am not sure how much I want to spend. Definatley no more than $1000 total. I have a bike now that has better components than that with a Marzocchi DJ2 fork. What I was thinking was mixing the two bikes together and buying a way better rear shock for it? Waste of time yes no maybe?
[email protected] dude if your 285 a SC superlight is not the way to go. maybe a blur LT or a heckler give SC a call and they will help you out...ralphmotosig102 said:I see you been looking at dicks sporting goods. I posted about this bike awhile back after not being able to find anything on the internet about this. Best I can tell it is an aluminum frame with low end components. Ive sat on the bike in the store and noticed first off that the rear "shock" is junk unless you are maybe 120lbs at the most. It would have to be replaced first off if it could be? The next is the forks I myself would have to replace those as well due to the fact that they are too spongy and compress to far by just sitting on it. granted I am 285 so take it for what its worth. if you are looking to maybe just buy the bike for now and upgrade later with new components well it may work that is a question that will have to be answered by someone with more knowledge than I.
I think maybe a frame that is a little beefier that still has a derailleur hanger so you can have some gears to get around with. Ones that come to mind are the Kona Stuff, Shred and at least some of the Cowan frames. Your DJ fork would be right at home on those (provided the steerer tube is long enough).Warrior 11 said:As of right now I have a GT Aggressor that has the DJ2 fork because I am 270lbs so the cheap fork that was on there wasnt cutting it. I went with the DJ because of my weight and its meant to take a beating. I mainly ride trails around the local park that are supposed to be hiking trails that dont get used anymore. I also ride around the local campus which is more urban terrain 2ft drops at most, stairs, curbs, typical college campus. I was thinking with a FS it would make things easier and less stress on frame and components. After kicking it around it would prolly be better to look at a better hard tail with the money Ive got to spend. If I bought a new frame though would I still be able to use the same DJ2 fork on the FS. Is this ever done?