Best freeride bike for 2500 and under

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Vital MTB member Cpalotto
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Location: Rochester, NY USA

1/29/2013 1:35 PM

Looking for a new bike, I want somthing that has downhill riding abilities but somthing I can also take on local flat trails and climb, any ideas? Please help


Vital MTB member Snipa
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Location: Clearfield, UT USA

1/29/2013 6:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:22 AM

Specialized Status 1 is $2500.The Specialized Enduro Comp might be more what you're looking for, but it's $3,500. Maybe a Giant Reign 2, $2,400.
If you're looking to pedal more than DH/FR I'd look at something like the Reign.


Vital MTB member pcity40
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Location: Eleva, WI USA

3/27/2013 5:36 PM

For the reign, is it possible to run a single chainring up front with a chain guide on it? If so how easy is it to set up? Thanks for any feedback because I'm in dire need for a new bike that I can do it all with (but mainly jump and pound the piss out of)