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      08-29-2023, 03:36 PM   #221
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On a separate note, I`ve been getting back to it recently and teaching my lady friend all the joys of MTB - She hand`t been on a bike for about 20 years and never done anything like this - been a couple of months and she`s starting to hit small drops now and has the bug! Makes me so happy.
Always great to be able to share a hobby, congrats!

Thanks for the reply. I may just give the bike a good tuneup this winter and go from there, passively watching the used market.
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Toying with getting a used mtb, my mtb's are old S-works M2 Front S circa 96 is newest I own.

5-10 so I'm a medium size and don't want a downhill bike, want a full but not looking to break the bank. thinking max $1400.

Looking at this S works.


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I am more of a downhill rider...love bike parks.
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Big air was my thing as a kid but I'm older and broken bones take far longer to heal.
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      09-05-2023, 03:19 PM   #225
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Found out about the Polygon bike brand today, and that they're available locally... the Siskiu T7 or T8 (T for trail) look pretty well equipped for the price. They're definitely on the cheaper spectrum of things. Our used market around here sucks, too many people expecting full or 90% price for 5 yr old bikes.

YT Jeffsey is also making the list ( as LJ mentioned previously in this thread), so many non-mainstream brands out there.

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      09-05-2023, 04:40 PM   #226
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For good value, have a look at Vitus or Norco, I'd say. Canyon may also be a decent bet.
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Been a while since anyone posted...

I was shopping for bikes then realized the car could use a suspension refresh so I ordered parts for that instead. Can guess which was cheaper too.

Went to the new pump track yesterday. It was cold and windy so I didn't stay long. I thought it was pretty interesting but got bored quick. Single track in the forest suits me better.
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After a year with my TREK Roscoe with mix feelings I will be looking for a full suspension this time around $5000-$6000 range. Suggestions appreciated.
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After a year with my TREK Roscoe with mix feelings I will be looking for a full suspension this time around $5000-$6000 range. Suggestions appreciated.
Get a pedal assist e-bike. Well worth the premium. You still have to put in the work, but it makes hills and headwinds sooooo much easier.
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Get a pedal assist e-bike.

You must be trolling me. An e-Bike???
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I know several hardcore MTBers who have turned to the "dark side" and love it.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...-bikes/c/B512/
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After a year with my TREK Roscoe with mix feelings I will be looking for a full suspension this time around $5000-$6000 range. Suggestions appreciated.
CAD or USD?
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I know several hardcore MTBers who have turned to the "dark side" and love it.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...-bikes/c/B512/
Fuel exe is a good bike... But the HPR50 drive unit does not deliver 50Nm of assist torque. It's compact and light and quiet, but not for anyone who's expecting much above mild assistance.
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CAD or USD?
CAD but at this price range, what' a few quids..?
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So I ended up caving and buying a Polygon Siskiu T8 full suspension with the BF deals going on. It was approx $1650 USD ($2250CAD) before tax. Only downside I've noticed is that it's 35 lbs but that's expected with budget bikes.

Haven't been able to get onto the trails yet, but it handles roads well.
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