looking to buy a mountain bike auy suggestions?

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  1. sunburst

    sunburst New Member

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    Hi

    im just starting out and i am looking to buy a mountain bike.
    i was looking at a bike (Learsport Dh 24sd) on a site www.learsport.com/dh24sd.htm
    If anyone could tell me if they have heard of this brand and if there any good or not would be great.

    Also any suggestions on any other bikes under $1500 (AUS dollars) would be helpful. Thanks
     
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  2. rek

    rek New Member

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    What sort of riding are you going to do?

    A downhill style bike like the one you linked is going to be pretty heavy, and really suck if you will be using it just on basic firetrails/singletrack/paths etc.
     
  3. sunburst

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    I'm looking for something that i can use on paths,roads but mainly dirt trails,jumps so it needs to be able to take some rough conditions.

    Thanks
     
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    bhutata New Member

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    Check out the Haro Extreme series or the Giant Warp models.
     
  5. stevemtbsteve

    stevemtbsteve New Member

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    If your looking for a bike to ride trails and give it jump abuse, why not check out the DMR frames, the new switchback frame is pretty good if you want to ride all day and get some air: my M8 picked one up 2 months ago, and its a sorted package, but even in the 16 inch size it may be a bit large if jumping is your main thing. But if jumpimgs your thing look at the trail star (I have one), its a sorted solid frame, at a price that would allow you to throw on really decent kit, if your budget is that of the learsport. Santa Cruz Chameleon frame is also worth checking out. Good Luck, Steve
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  6. bostarob

    bostarob New Member

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    Check out the Giant NRS frame/bikes.
    Also, if you're just starting out, why are you looking at $1500 bikes?
     
  7. sethius

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    thats the learsport my friend broke. Those brakes sux. And so do those forks but better than RST!
    THe rear swingarm and the shock both suck.

    SANTA CRUZ AND NORCO RULE!
     
  9. -m A s s-

    -m A s s- New Member

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    giant xtc...i ain`t got no complains bout it...its lite....but are you looking for a whole bike or just the frame?
     
  10. Duckwah

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    For $1500 you won't get a full suspension bike that can handle the big hits constantly

    you can get a decent hardtail with disc brakes and Lx level components and perhaps a second hand XC full sus bike but for serious dirt jumping or heavy trail riding you will need to spend a bit more to get something that won't break
     
  11. Duckwah

    Duckwah New Member

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    Oh yeah a friend of mine has that bike too and it weighs a ton!!!

    easily over 16kg i'd say and thats about what my AC2 weighs
     
  12. -m A s s-

    -m A s s- New Member

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    an xtc?...you sure.....well im talkin bout the frame....its lite....but it really depends on your components if ure using sid or spring...playing wif aluminium,carbon or titanium...but the frame is lite....not the lightest..but light enuf
     
  13. Duckwah

    Duckwah New Member

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    Sorry i was talking about the learsport weighing heaps

    the Giant XTC frames are pretty light
     
  14. sethius

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    yeah,
    if u gonna do dirtjumping and u <1500 check out the 2004 haro escape 8.1- 8.2 they r burly jump bikes, the 8.1 should be about 1100 aus. Get something hardtail and get the better parts. I have somethin similat to that and i have decided to get something similar but put triple clamp fork on...
     
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