29er full suspention ?

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liorben
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by liorben

Please advise for a light 29er full suspension up 2 2K$

Gaint Anthem x4 29er ?
KHS Bajada 29er ?

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Impoverished weight weenie wanna-be!
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TheRookie wrote:Santa Cruz Tallboy http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... c-11-44647" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I think the OP mentioned their budget was $2k. The Tallboy is going to be more than that.
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I agree with the Tallboy. Yeah it is a bit out of your price range, but saving your $$ for an extra season or two will allow you to get top notch quality control, a good warranty, and most importantly a bike that is extremely versatile. I have been riding mine every day for the past 2 seasons. I love it because it also happens to be the only XXL option!

liorben
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by liorben

unfortunately all suggestions are above 2k$ :(

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by joeyruan

if you really want to buy a 29er mtb bike, don't care that extra money, above 2k or 2k no difference, buy one because you love it above all :lol:

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by thisisatest

IMO if youre looking for a new bike, 29er and 2k is your budget, i'd go for a hardtail.
i'm 100% sold on full suspension, 95% sold on 29er, but 2k is a gray area where the hardtails are pretty good but the full suspension bikes have huge, heavy compromises to make the budget work. heavier frame, sometimes lower-end rear shock, much heavier wheels, probably not tubeless, cheaper, flimsier components. and with 29ers, youre starting from a weight disadvantage as it is. nothing spruces up the feel of a 29er like some light, lively wheels (and tires)...

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by Zen Cyclery

What about the new Tallboy aluminum? That would be well within your price range.

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by austke

+1 for the Giant Anthem.
Great bike for the money.
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