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06-26-2006, 06:54 PM #1freaks~in~creeks Guest
maggot advice wanted: best 4" travel f/s xc bike 13" frame for small females
my gf needs a new ride
she wants around 4" travel full suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, 13 or 14" frame around 1000$ is she dreaming?
where do maggots go for bike deals??
06-26-2006, 08:14 PM #2
full sus with mechanicals yes.
hard tail with hydros yes.
good deal is the jamis dakars, but still not with her parts and price.
13 or 14 : is small. She really should go to a store to try and buy to see what fits her...
deals: if you are good with a wrench and know what you/she wants look around ebay and closeouts.
if you are not handy go to your local bike store and buy from them.
06-26-2006, 08:17 PM #3freaks~in~creeks Guest
we are remote and have been trolling online...hard to find small frames...she may crack and spend up to 1200$ if properly motivated!wink wink
06-26-2006, 08:40 PM #4
for a 4" bike I would go with a used SC blur. I know smalls are hard to find. Friend of mine looked for a few months to find a small Bullet.More fucked up than a cricket in a hubcap
06-26-2006, 08:48 PM #5
PSA: just saw a used yellow santa cruz juliana - their women's specific fully- on ebay for way cheap. frame design has not changed in a few years and remains one of the very best choices for a female rider. it has decent parts but with v-brakes on it, but the frame and fork have disc tabs, so you'ld have to buy a new wheelset and some disc brakes. if you could get the bike off ebay for cheap enough, this would, IMO, for sure be the way to go and a damn nice-riding rig.
otherwise look around mtbr.com, pinkbike.com, ridemonkey.com - all of which have selling forums.
06-26-2006, 09:34 PM #6freaks~in~creeks Guest
thanks for the tips im gonna start scoping those leads!
06-26-2006, 11:38 PM #7pump track nation
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Ditto on the SC Juliana (Juliana SL = full suspension, Juliana = hardtail). Bought one for an ex a long time ago she loved it and had a couple of friends buy them recently and they love them...
single pivot though... take the bad with the good... err good with the bad... err, whatever.
06-27-2006, 04:28 AM #8Registered User
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06-27-2006, 06:53 PM #9
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07-14-2006, 12:34 AM #10
The Backcountry in Truckee, CA has a few Jamis Dakar Sport left over from 2005, a model with 4" travel front and rear AND disc brakes for under $1000, brand new. Also this year's (2006) Jamis Dakar base model got upgraded to disc brakes at $850. I believe I saw at least one of these, if not one of each, in a 13" frame size. Good luck in your search. Also, if you can stand to bump your budget up to around $1400 it will be worth a great deal to you in the long run in terms of better function and increased reliability. The first $1000 gets you suspended, but the next few hundred make a huge difference in the quality feel and working lifetime of the bike.
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