Looking for 29" Full Suspension

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Looking for 29" Full Suspension

Postby Shred303 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:10 pm

I'm looking for a 29" with rear suspension. I'm familiar with the Gary Fisher HiFi and the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29 is there anything else out there?
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Postby pratt » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:46 pm

niner has a couple
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Postby Jason » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:41 pm

Asylum and Titus make a couple nice bikes using an FSR rear end. I am not a big fan of the Fisher rear suspension.
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Postby T Hodges » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:39 pm

The Fisher bike is a litttle easier on the checkbook.

But I think a RED Titus 29'er Racer-X is in my future though.....

Barry - I hope you get a size "L" in better equipped than the one that was in the shop earlier...
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Postby Shred303 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:16 pm

Hey thanks for the input. Here's what I came up with so far. This is a list of the different manufacturer's lines with a starting at approximate price for that particular line.

Gray Fisher HiFi Plus 29 $2089
Salsa Dos Niner $2390* (available frame only $990)
Kona Hei Hei $2499
Niner Jet 9 XC 29er $3149* (frame $1749)
Titus Racer X 29er (All Mountain Kit I) $3600
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29 $4100

*These bikes are available frame only. Adding $1400 for components for a custom build.

I was disappointed that Specialized featured only a high end model in the 29" wheel size.
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Affordable options...

Postby XxJAHxX » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:43 pm

If you are budget minded and/or do not need the name, you should consider a few other frames:

Astrix Monk, Voodoo Canzo, Carver’s 99’er (coming soon) – all with MSRP around $1000 for the frames. Both the Astrix and the Voodoo are available through BTI, a major distributor, so any local shop can order one for you.

Here is my wife’s Monk with a carbon Lefty Max on the front end. She could not be more pleased…

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Postby Gregg3333 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:45 pm

Salsa Dos Niner is not really a FS, but more a soft tail. The rear gives you 1" of suspension. I love the bike, and it rides like a FS what with the 1" the flex in the stays and the 29er tires.
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Postby Shred303 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:42 am

I've got lower back issues and I'm looking for just a little cushion, that 1" of travel is more of what I'm looking for. Something to take the teeth rattling and jarring out of the ride. Would also help if I didn't always ride full out but that's not going to change anytime soon.
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Postby XxJAHxX » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:20 am

Depending on your budget, there are a few pivotless softails (1” or so of travel in the rear) that you could consider. Here are the ones that I can think of off hand.

Salsa Dos Niner
Funk La Ruta
Blacksheep custom (pivotless, but uses Fox RP3 in the rear)
Moots Mooto-X YBB

I am sure that you could find a Salsa dealer nearby with a demo Dos Niner, and I know that Speedgoat has a Mooto-X demo.

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