Recommend a Full Suspension Mountain Bike for Santa Barbara / South CA Trails and Fire Roads

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  1. Limbatus

    Limbatus New Member

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    I'm looking for a good mountain bike for riding around Santa Barbara, CA. Dry Mediterranean climate, and mostly sandstone and gravel trail composition. I'd like a nice light bike for climbing. let me know what you think. below are links to some of the trails I often ride

    http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/496099
    http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/2500587/jesusita-out-and-back

    what size wheels to go?
    how much travel is enough?

    brands i've checked out

    Santa Cruz
    Yeti
    Ibis
    Trek


    what would you recommend? thanks
     
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