No cheap current options that I know of. Ibis, Turner, Pivot, are the only ones I can think of, and NONE of those are anything close to cheap.soccerdude said:My poor old Haro Shift has seen better days and is nearly ready for retirement. I want to buy a new bike with a DW-Link suspension but am trying to keep my costs down. Can anyone help me find the cheapest, good quality, DW-Link bike? I'm looking for a complete bike and not just a frame. Not too worried about components as I can upgrade those as they wear out or fail.
If you really want one, Randal Scott Cycles may still have some left over Iron Horse DW-Link bikes, but I would stay away from the MKIII. AWESOME ride, but way too many broken frame, and no replacements as far as I can tell. The 6 Point frames seem to be holding up well, if that is what you are looking for.
I have owned and ridden a lot of different bikes, and I really think the DW-Link on my `07 MKIII is a wonderful design. Unfortunately, its time is limited. It is on its 2nd rear triangle, and I think the new one now has the beginnings of another crack. In looking around at my options, I don't see being able to afford any of the new DW-Link offerings, but from what I hear (and the brief rides I have had on a trance and reign) the giants are pretty close, and much more affordable. I will likely look at one of those. I would also be interested in trying the new generation of VPP (Santa Cruz), though they are not cheap either