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Posted: Dec 9, 2019 at 12:22 Quote
So I came across a new 2019 Cannondale Cujo 2 just slightly out of my price range but possibly doable with a little negotiating. It seems like a good deal but is it too much bike for what I'm looking for? Or is this "the one"?

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 at 12:43 Quote
JimTurkey wrote:
So I came across a new 2019 Cannondale Cujo 2 just slightly out of my price range but possibly doable with a little negotiating. It seems like a good deal but is it too much bike for what I'm looking for? Or is this "the one"?
In the under 1000$ range you get simmilar stuff with all known brands, maybe look price/performance brands at Giant, Commencal, YT. Canondale Cujo 2 is just fine, there is no "too much bike" in 1000$ range. OK, maybe if you want to use it for cummuting downtown to get stolen, then its definately too much Big Grin

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 at 13:03 Quote
That Kona doesn't look bad. Has the slackest HA at 68. What about a Trek Roscoe? Could grab a 2019 6 around your price range if the shop is willing to deal. Like the idea of a plus size tire as it can help calm down the bike on rougher terrain. !5mm thru axle is nice too.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/roscoe/roscoe-6/p/24011/?colorCode=black

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 at 13:06 Quote
onyxss wrote:
JimTurkey wrote:
So I came across a new 2019 Cannondale Cujo 2 just slightly out of my price range but possibly doable with a little negotiating. It seems like a good deal but is it too much bike for what I'm looking for? Or is this "the one"?
In the under 1000$ range you get simmilar stuff with all known brands, maybe look price/performance brands at Giant, Commencal, YT. Canondale Cujo 2 is just fine, there is no "too much bike" in 1000$ range. OK, maybe if you want to use it for cummuting downtown to get stolen, then its definately too much Big Grin

I get that the Cujo 2 comes with better components like a dropper post an Rockshox fork (the others do not). The "too much" comment had more to with the 27.5" knobby, thick tires. I'm sure they are great for the trails. But too much for riding around town or even in the neighborhood?

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 at 13:49 Quote
howmaybesgo wrote:
That Kona doesn't look bad. Has the slackest HA at 68. What about a Trek Roscoe? Could grab a 2019 6 around your price range if the shop is willing to deal. Like the idea of a plus size tire as it can help calm down the bike on rougher terrain. !5mm thru axle is nice too.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/roscoe/roscoe-6/p/24011/?colorCode=black
What does the "slackest" HA do?

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 at 20:12 Quote
the slacker the HA, the easier to go down hill, and have fun. The less slack, the more uphill, and "race oriented"/ on the kona, the dropper post is a huge plus, my favorite upgrade I made to my full sus enduro bike.

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 at 20:13 Quote
and HA stands for head angle, incase you didnt know

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 at 1:55 Quote
JimTurkey wrote:
onyxss wrote:
JimTurkey wrote:
So I came across a new 2019 Cannondale Cujo 2 just slightly out of my price range but possibly doable with a little negotiating. It seems like a good deal but is it too much bike for what I'm looking for? Or is this "the one"?
In the under 1000$ range you get simmilar stuff with all known brands, maybe look price/performance brands at Giant, Commencal, YT. Canondale Cujo 2 is just fine, there is no "too much bike" in 1000$ range. OK, maybe if you want to use it for cummuting downtown to get stolen, then its definately too much Big Grin

I get that the Cujo 2 comes with better components like a dropper post an Rockshox fork (the others do not). The "too much" comment had more to with the 27.5" knobby, thick tires. I'm sure they are great for the trails. But too much for riding around town or even in the neighborhood?
You are unclear now.. you buy MTB for trails or some other stuff?
If you need bike for around town, buy some treking or simmilar road oriented stuff.

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 at 8:15 Quote
Yeah for a bike around town, don't get a super aggressive bike, but If you are riding trails aswell as going around the town, get a proper bike. Whenever I go out around town, I take my enduro bike, cause I like doing dumb things, its fun. But if you are going to the store, and coming home, and thats it, don't spend $10,000. (exaggerated)

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 at 8:20 Quote
onyxss wrote:
You are unclear now.. you buy MTB for trails or some other stuff?
If you need bike for around town, buy some treking or simmilar road oriented stuff.
It's for a little bit of it all. I'll be going around town as well as on some trails (nothing hardcore).

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 at 8:25 Quote
if you are doing nothing crazy, I would go with something with a decent range cassette, you don't need anything to insane, no xx1 eagle or anything, but just whatever feels right, get on one, stand up, pop up both wheels, just mess around a little bit, see how they all feel, and go from there. You'll know when you get the right one

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 at 9:07 Quote
I'm not sure what size you are but I just ran a search in the USA for bikes under $1000 that are year 2017 or newer and found 5 different bikes that fit what you need. IMO, I would buy used . In this price category $1000 new, you will lose half of its value the minute you walk out the door with it, so you might as well buy a good used one that has already taken the depreciation. Also negotiate these bikes. Most of these people are probably upgrading to a full suspension and need to sell these bikes. SO you can get a really good deal here.

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2641142/?directtofirstphoto
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2648048/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2678344/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2668982/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2691696/

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