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Looking to get a bike for my girlfriend, she wants to get into dirt jumping a little, but also needs a bike for XC trails and getting around town. Looking for a complete for a reasonable price hopefully...solid spec but nothing too blinged out.

Was thinking the Specialized Myka wasn't too bad as far as geometry.
Also thinkin maybe a used 4x full suspension, like the Yeti 4x.

Any ideas?
 

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does she know how to bunnyhop or jump curbs yet ?


i think full suspension is bad for beginner dirt jumpers.... they usually don't have the bike control to pre-load properly and the supsension just bucks them in weird directions.
 

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id vote for a SC chemeleon or if she is tiny something like a stp, jackal or riot might work. generally speaking they wont be as comfortable on rides more then a hour as the first option.
 

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She can bunny hop okay, but we need to work on body positioning still.

Also, she is pretty tall (5' 9" ish), so a longer seat tube would come in handy.

The SC Chameleon is a really good idea though...something to look into.
 

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If I was gonna get a bike that was jumpable and XC ridable. I'd go with a Gary Fisher Mullet.

They arent bad for either, just a burly bike XC bike, with better jumping geometry.

But more importantly, its strong, and you wont blow the **** out of it.
 

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Price: $679.00


2010 DK Asterik 26"

FRAME DK 26" design 100% 4130 Butted Chromoly
FORK Marzocchi DJ-3 Suspension Fork w/ Chromoly Steerer & 80mm of Travel
HANDLEBAR Aluminum 30mm rise
GRIPS DK Tsuka
STEM Short CNC Alloy
HEADSET Integrated, sealed cartridge 1-1/8"
BRAKE Avid BB5 Mechaical Disc w/ 160mm rotor
DETANGLER N/A
CRANK DK Social 3pc 170mm Chromoly
BB Mid sealed w/ 8 splined Chromoly spindle
PEDALS Aluminum Platform w/ replaceable pins
SPROCKET DK 33T CNC Alloy
COG 16T Cassette
CHAIN KMC 410H
WHEELS Sun Ditch Witch Rims w/ sealed Disc brake compatible hubs, 10mm solid axles
SEAT DK Pivotal
POST Alloy 25.4 mm Pivotal
TIRES Kenda Multi surface, 26"X 2.3" front & rear
ACCESSORIES N/A
COLORS Flat Cyan/White
TT LENGTH 22"
CS LENGTH 16.25"
HT ANGLE 69 degrees
ST ANGLE 70 degrees
WEIGHT 32.1 lbs.

https://www.oldskoolcycles.com/proddetail.php?prod=DKAsterik26
 
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