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Buying First Full Sus £1K to spend 2 options!

edited January 2009 in MTB buying advice
Hi, im new to this forum and i have never owned a full sus bike.

I've always been into biking but have never had the money to buy anything decent. A new job has changed this.

I've got £1,000 to spend and there are 2 biks i have my eyes on.

Specialized FSR XC Comp 2009


FELT Compulsion 3 2008.

Which would be the best buy? I want to go over the moors etc as i live in North Devon but i still want something good enough to handle a bit of down hill

Thanks in advance
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  • personally it would have to be the FSR XC, the 2009 models are getting some very good write ups!

    The FSR suspension works very well, the bike is well specced and the frame is future proof letting you upgrade all the components as they wear out.

    good luck!
  • zero303zero303 Posts: 1,162
    FSR deffo, felts were a bit censored last year apparently and not entirely proven to have been improved for 09 although early reports suggest they may have sorted them this year.

    Check out the Boardmans too!
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    Specialized is a solid make hard to go wrong with them..

    but go test as with anything all our bodies are different therefore we feel more comfortable on different bikes.
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 3,976
    Here is the Full Suss 09 sticky: ... t=12596758

    I looked carefully at the Boardman FS-09, Trek Fuel Ex 5.5 09, and the Specialized FSRxc Comp 09 and have just ordered the FSR on my company C2W scheme.
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  • Commencal 55 08 model would be my choice
  • grumstagrumsta Posts: 994
    Where can you get that for a grand then?
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