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2005 Santa Cruz VP Free?????

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10/26/2015 11:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/27/2015 10:06 AM

Hi I'm kinda new to biking n was wonder if if this would be a good bike to buy. I found it on Craigslist and the guy is asking $900 and was wondering if it would be worth it.
I want to get it for trail riding and some downhill riding.


10/27/2015 7:27 AM

i don't think that bike would suit you well for trail riding. it'll be heavy, probably has too much travel and the bottom bracket is pretty high. for $900 i think you could find a good 5-inch travel 26" bike that was a little more modern if you kept looking.

good luck!


11/3/2015 10:00 AM

Nah, not if you're doing trail riding.

How tall are you?


11/3/2015 10:33 AM



11/3/2015 11:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/3/2015 11:25 AM

Dang, that'll make it a touch harder finding a used whip, ya tall bastard! I think you should shoot for a more aggressive 5" bike, or even a newer 6" bike rather than an older long travel bike. Something like a GT Sanction, or a Trek Remedy might do the trick.

It's too bad the buy/sell forum here is kinda brutal... no way to filter stuff down.

If you tell me your price range, I can help you look. Love finding bikes for folks. You can PM me if you'd rather do that.


11/3/2015 11:44 AM

Arite man thanks for the help I'll PM you a little later