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Sorry for the cross post from the beginner's forum (http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=688200) but it was suggested I post this here instead:

I'm a total newbie buying my first bike for riding in Whistler and I just wanted some opinions on the Devinci Johnson here:

"Devinci Johnson with Rock Shox World Cup race forks, completely overhauled and rebuilt by SRAM in August, Fox DHX 5.0 Rear shock, E13 Chain Guide, Michelin Tires, new bottom bracket, new SRAM x7 derailleur."

http://whistler.en.craigslist.ca/bik/2224727733.html

Good price for CAD $1200 with the upgrades and included gear (considering I don't have any gear)?

Thanks!
 

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The Haunted said:
You should build your skills on a proper trail bike first.
Is this not something I could do on easy trails with this type of bike? Considering the cost of bikes, I'd like something to grow into as well. I'm expecting to progress fairly quickly since I'll be riding almost every day.
 

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you may not really get this now, but it really doesnt matter what bike you get, your just learning so get a bike you think youll like whether its the color and think it just looks cool or whether you think the bike performs good. dont think either of them is going to change anything for you. only thing i would think about is the newer the better, so you dont spend a bunch of time and money replacing parts. just ride as much as you can and by the next season youll go to the next chapter.
 

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eride1 said:
you may not really get this now, but it really doesnt matter what bike you get, your just learning so get a bike you think youll like whether its the color and think it just looks cool or whether you think the bike performs good. dont think either of them is going to change anything for you. only thing i would think about is the newer the better, so you dont spend a bunch of time and money replacing parts. just ride as much as you can and by the next season youll go to the next chapter.
Makes sense. I was mostly looking at this bike because it seemed like a good deal, with the gear etc and was hoping to get some idea of whether it really is worth the money or not.
 

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First time mountain biking or first time with FR/DH?
 

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whodaphuck said:
Probably a reasonable deal, but do you have dh trails at home that would justify this bike or are you getting it just for Whistler? Those bikes aren't going to be much fun as trail bikes, they're more shuttle or park oriented unless you're a pedaling monster.
Just for Whistler but home is Whistler. I'm about a 5 min ride from the lift which is why I think I'll be riding most days.
 

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Never been a Devinci dealer so l don't test ride those... seem em but never tossed a leg over one. the deal seems great --


l can speak very highly of the Marin Quake (l guess that was the wife's bike:thumbsup: ).


been selling those since 2006 -- great design.

kicks b u t t in every aspect of freeride --- and it climbs!!!

through a dual crown on it, slide the main pivot bolt from slot B to A and you have a very nice DH rig.
 

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Do you think the size will be right for you? Getting one that fits is among the most important points (though it might be hard the first time).
 

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Do you think the size will be right for you? Getting one that fits is among the most important points (though it might be hard the first time).
The frame is a medium. I'm 5'11 and the guy who owns it now is 5'10 and says it fits him great. Sounds like it would fit but I'd obviously go try it. Do you think I'd need a large frame? I read to go with the smallest frame you can get away with while still being comfortable.
 

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Probably a medium would fit, on tops you might need a set back seat post or longer stem. Might still be worth it to google what size frames others your length are using. Sizes differ by brands, but I use L and I'm 189cm (6'2 I assume).
 
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