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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:05 pm 
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If I had £500 to spend on a used bike to do everything on what would I buy?
Only stipulations are that its full sus and Y2K or newer :D
Your ideas if you would.....thankyou :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:13 pm 
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any post 2000 marin full sus,all nice and adjustable travel on nearly all 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:23 pm 
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Everything?? What are we talking here? Everything from xc racing to touring to mega downhilling??

I think you need to narrow it Disney slightly.

But my mates Spesh Enduro is pretty good for most things.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:28 pm 
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I'd go Enduro too. I'm slightly biased though :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:31 pm 
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I meant to say "narrow it down a bit"

bloomin' predictive txt!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Spesh stumpie FSR?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Couple of rides you might want to consider

Specialized FSR
Excellent all round bike, quite easy to pick up cheaply 2nd hand. Here's one in Caerphilly BUT it's got a reserve and might go a little bit too high. Plenty more listed though

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPECIALIZED-STUMP ... 4aa651f112

Another

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Specialized-XC-FS ... 255ea81f24

This ones on Pinkbike with a knackered fork but seems a good spec and with £200 left over you could source some tidy forks for it

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/730371/

Try a Trek, few on ebay and Pinkbike

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/750328/

Gary Fisher Supercaliber, Hifi or similar
Supercalibers in my gallery, really light xc orientated FS, prob a little over budget :( but you might be able to pick one up. Here's a Fat Possum listed on ebay at the moment

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GARY-FISHER-FAT-P ... 255f0af663

Sugar 3 on Pinkbike

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/735496/

Hows about Giant, Could try a Trance or this VT2

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/745960/

Marin float your boat?

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/729484/

I personally love Scott modern full sussers, but they can be expensive. For your budget you might even be able to track down a Spark or Genius with a little perseverance and luck.

With your budget it all depends if you have any brand loyalty. Most of us do. Sorry if I sound a bit ruthless here but with the current economic climate you may be able to benefit from someone's financial woes as they offload their pride and joy to pay for Xmas :(


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:13 pm 
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How about this...

http://www.friday-ad.co.uk/littlehampton/stuff-for-sale/sports-equipment-bicycles/bicycles/men-039-s-mountain-bike-YI0428BAG :D


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