New mtb full suspension

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  1. Lowik

    Lowik New Member

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    Hey guys, i need some advice with getitng a mountain bike under 1k

    few of the ones i found :

    Boardman MTR 8.6 Mens Full Suspension Mountain Bike - 2019
    Voodoo Minustor 650b Full Suspension Mens Mountain Bike - 2018
    Voodoo Canzo 650b Mens Full Suspension Mountain Bike - 2018
    GT Verb Comp Bike 2019
    Jamis Dakar A2 2018 Mountain Bike
    ROCKRIDER ST 540 S Full Suspension Mountain bike - 27.5"

    any advice is welcome


    Thanks
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FWIW …

    Beyond the cost parameter (which you have determined), you will probably want to consider these two factors:

    1. your height
    2. the type of trails you anticipate that you will be riding on

    At a tertiary level, if you are riding on hilly dirt paths, then your current-and-anticipated-future condition may be a factor.
    Arbitrarily, I would say that if you are UNDER 175cm then you should aim for a MTB with traditional 26" wheels.

    If you are 175cm /-, then you are possibly a candidate for a bike with 650b/27.5" wheels.

    If you are taller than 183cm, then a 29er might be a consideration.

    If you are only (?) planning on riding tow paths, then you do NOT need a bike with a Full Suspension, and a if you are 175cm-or-taller, then a 29er with possibly a RIGID front fork will serve you well.

    If you are anticipating riding on moderately technical dirt trails, then a bike with traditional 26" wheels may be better.
    As you probably have noticed, the amount of TRAVEL which a suspension has can vary by a considerable amount … after you figure out WHERE you will be riding the most often, ask the people who ride those "trails" how much suspension their bikes have AND use that as a factor.

    Myself being more of a slug, now, AND 'old school', my choice would probably be for almost any JAMIS since I think that they tend to be available with a steel frame (NOT available with a Full Suspension bike, BTW) because the additional 2-or-3 pounds would not be a factor AND I would worry about the weight (and hub quality) of my wheels-and-tires more.
     
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  3. Lowik

    Lowik New Member

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    hey, thanks for the reply, in the end i finally got Calibre Bossnut Evo and some extras
     
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