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I am looking for a new bicycle and dont really know what would be best..... im 15 and im interested in downhill and freeride kind of stuff. I as looking at a Gary Fisher fat possum and a specialized enduro but i cant decide which is best. are those good choices and if not what. help would be greatly appreciated. thanx:confused:
 

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the fat possum and enduro really wont be able to handle FR/DH riding, they're more designed for trail and such. look into the Kona Stinky, if you dont have much cash, Ibex bikes ( check my signature for a link ) they make a DH/FR bike called the "Zone" and its an amazing rig. I ride one myself.
 

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bcgoracin said:
I am looking for a new bicycle and dont really know what would be best..... im 15 and im interested in downhill and freeride kind of stuff. I as looking at a Gary Fisher fat possum and a specialized enduro but i cant decide which is best. are those good choices and if not what. help would be greatly appreciated. thanx:confused:
If your just starting go with a hardtail,:thumbsup:
 

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If your just starting go with a hardtail,:thumbsup:
This is only good advice if the kid can afford to go FS in about a year. Some people can only afford one bike for a long time in which case you should get one that is suited to the riding that you want to do.

We can help you pick a winner but more info like height weight and what you expect to ride is important. Will you be shuttling your runs or will you have to pedal up? Also need to know how much you can spend.
 

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well im 5'1" 105lbs i dont want a hardtail, i've been racing dirtbikes for 7 years. i dont expect to pedal up hills to much. im expecting around 1500 to $3000.
 

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todd_freeride said:
the fat possum and enduro really wont be able to handle FR/DH riding, they're more designed for trail and such. look into the Kona Stinky, if you dont have much cash, Ibex bikes ( check my signature for a link ) they make a DH/FR bike called the "Zone" and its an amazing rig. I ride one myself.
Hes got it right. Kona makes sweet bikes and the stinky is a perfect example. Go for the stinky deluxe its only about 2700 MSRP i believe
 
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well im 5'1" 105lbs i dont want a hardtail, i've been racing dirtbikes for 7 years. i dont expect to pedal up hills to much. im expecting around 1500 to $3000.
Dirtbikes and bikes are a totally different story....
 

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try and get a cheap demo at the end of the season, they will begoing pretty cheap because new models are coming out next year
 

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Dirtbikes and bikes are a totally different story....
yeah ive raced dirt bikes for two years and its not nice groomed tracks. you have to learn how to ride steeeepp stuff, rock gardens, and how to position your wait. norco manik is go for you.
and if your to good for it re-sell it and get a stinky.
 

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i've had a full suspension mountain bike before but it got stolen. im sure i want it..... so all votes for the kona stinky?
 

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not trying to argue but i have done desert racing for all 7 years.....rock gardens, STEEEEP hills, and i think i know how to position my wait(or the lack thereof)....
haha
 

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not trying to argue but i have done desert racing for all 7 years.....rock gardens, STEEEEP hills, and i think i know how to position my wait(or the lack thereof)....
haha
im just trying to help you, i mean im your age and when i first started riding fr/dh i wanted a full sus. didnt have the money so i got a hardtail and then realized what a good decision it was. i just got a stinky with a 66 on it and since a have more skills i can ride it better. and also i mean steep like down an almost vertical rock face, and rock gardens you can acellerate through.

dont ake this the wrong way im just trying to help you.:)
 

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starting out on an HT helped me a ton because when it came to get my DH bike i was much more capable. now i rock the HT for DJ/4x and the fully for DH/FR. starting out with something like a norco manik is a good idea. if you want to go full susp. right off, then a stinky would be super nice.:D
 

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id go with the stinky too. my friends first real bike was the stinky, hes had it for 2 years and hes improved greatly since he first got it. I went from a hardtail to a fully too, but i noticed my greatest improvement with the fully...i ahd more confidence i found. and well, also being that the bike was 56 freakin pounds, when i finally got rid of it because itw as too small (used purchase), well yeah, i just took off from there haha. my greatest improvement was over the past 6 months when i had a bike that actually fit me and worked well. But yeah, anyways, if youre dead set on a fully id actually get one of hte new FSR bighits. you can get the bighit FSR III for 2800 bux, and that will be a sweet ride.
 

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hardtailll said:
im just trying to help you, i mean im your age and when i first started riding fr/dh i wanted a full sus. didnt have the money so i got a hardtail and then realized what a good decision it was. i just got a stinky with a 66 on it and since a have more skills i can ride it better. and also i mean steep like down an almost vertical rock face, and rock gardens you can acellerate through.

dont ake this the wrong way im just trying to help you.:)
i know.. i didnt mean for it to sound like im biting your head off haha sorry. i have ridin at deer valley alot so im not completly new to this.

Thanks for everyones opinions!! :)
 
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