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    The unfortunate reality is that you're getting none of these bikes this year. Everyone wants a bike, everything is sold out, and used bikes are being sold at extortion prices. Figure out what bike you like, talk to a bike shop and get it ordered for next year.

    A gravel bike is likely what you want and for $1,500 you can get a killer one. I just got one this year and this thing is the ultimate quiver killer.

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    As mentioned, going new is tough right now as there is basically no stock. I picked up a a used 2021 Marlin 7 for myself a few months ago on kijiji for $700. The guy even included a dropper post with it, which is a great addition to the bike. Took a few weeks of keeping an eye on kijiji to find it as a good bike will be sold in under 30 mins. I snagged mine and the girlfriend's bikes with in 15-20 minutes of being posted and still wasn't the first to message the seller.

    While doing research, look up specs on bike and compare them on 99spokes.com. You can compare multiple bikes and it will show their specs on one page. Easier than going to manufacturer's websites. Find bikes that fit your bill and compare them to previous year's models to see what's missing and if you can live with out those features.

    If all you're riding is paved and gravel pathways, maybe look into a hybrid bike. Not sure what everyone on beyond thinks of them, but I went out with some friends that all had hybrids and I had to work to keep up with them on the straights. 1x10 drivetrain and the higher rolling resistance from the tires wasn't helping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xamim View Post
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    As mentioned, going new is tough right now as there is basically no stock. I picked up a a used 2021 Marlin 7 for myself a few months ago on kijiji for $700. The guy even included a dropper post with it, which is a great addition to the bike. Took a few weeks of keeping an eye on kijiji to find it as a good bike will be sold in under 30 mins. I snagged mine and the girlfriend's bikes with in 15-20 minutes of being posted and still wasn't the first to message the seller.
    Lucky you. 2021 Marlin 7 looks awesome, especially with the shimano Deore 1x10 drivetrain vs. 2020 model or lower Marlin models. Seems to check a lot of boxes so far!
    Also the hydraulic lockout feature is neat on the Marlin 6 and 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Thanks for the insights, will keep all of these things in mind.
    Didn't even know what a front derailleur even was until I looked it up. Problem with used is I'm not too sure what to look for and if it's good value so it's difficult to search.

    I feel like dj_rice buying his Infiniti right now. Just trying to do more research about it through Google and here before I purchase.
    How tall are you? I’m always casually browsing so can keep an eye out for potential options

    Gravel bike would probably be a good fit, hard tail might be more comfortable if you get into the more techy stuff in fish creek or something... this one looks half decent if it fits and is up to date on maintenance

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bik...rce=ios_social

    Edit: another:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bik...rce=ios_social
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xamim View Post
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    I picked up a a used 2021 Marlin 7 for myself a few months ago on kijiji for $700. The guy even included a dropper post with it, which is a great addition to the bike. Took a few weeks of keeping an eye on kijiji to find it as a good bike will be sold in under 30 mins. I snagged mine and the girlfriend's bikes with in 15-20 minutes of being posted and still wasn't the first to message the seller.
    You got insanely lucky on that bike. you could sell that for full price in less than a couple hours i bet. If you're diligent and have the time to check literally every 10 minutes you might get a guy whos not aware of the madness and prices it fairly but most arent. Im trying to find a 4 bike platform rack and found a guy listing a thule XT 2+2 for $500, ad was only 30 mins old and i was the 5th buyer lol


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    This could be a problem as well, lol. Even if I wanted to execute on some of dimi's suggestions, I don't think they have them in stock. I may start calling around.
    Its worth a shot for sure to call around but at this stage i wouldnt be too hopeful on a new 21 model. Do the research now on what you want for 2022 and go put a deposit on it soon or else by july/august you could very well be SOL.
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    and I did not have the only say in the matter (most people just want it done ASAP and don't care about quality).
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    When I called around shops seem to think selection will ease up into July. So unless I am super picky, I think I will be able to get something decent shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    When I called around shops seem to think selection will ease up into July. So unless I am super picky, I think I will be able to get something decent shortly.
    Thats surprising to hear, i wouldve guessed most 21 models are mostly sold or pre sold. I cant see the demand dying down in july though so maybe see if you can find out whats coming in and pre buy it
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    and I did not have the only say in the matter (most people just want it done ASAP and don't care about quality).
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    Bought a Marlin 6 and Norco Storm 4 today, brand new.

    Stock comes around, just gotta call and put it on hold.

    STOKED to go riding!

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    Nice! We sold my gf's 2017 trek fuel 5 for $3000 within 10 minutes of posting last year. That's what we paid for it in 2016 but it did have upgraded brakes and a cheap dropper.

    Lucky she got a megatower riiiight at the end of 2019 before the insanity began.
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    ^Thats good to know since I'm looking to list my 2015 Fuel Ex8 in the next couple of days. I was very lucky to find availability on a webshop for a Norco Optic at a shop near Edmonton a couple months ago. Snagged it immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Bought a Marlin 6 and Norco Storm 4 today, brand new.

    Stock comes around, just gotta call and put it on hold.

    STOKED to go riding!
    Enjoy! thats crazy you got 2 new bikes.
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    Anybody interested in my 2020 Giant Trance 29 2 size Large

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/trance-29-2-2020

    Comes with stamp 1 pedals and a bottle cage, rear is tubeless muc off valve stem with a nearly new specialized purgatory grid (got a puncture, and at the time I couldn’t find a maxis minion dhr)

    went to Nordic centre 10 times last year (once this year) 12 mile coulee about the same amount. Reason for selling I went to the dark side and bought an ebike. Lol

    **SOLD**


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    Quote Originally Posted by eglove View Post
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    Edit. god dang pic is upside down
    That is actually hard to look at lol
    Watch the cat for different holiday hats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eglove View Post
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    Anybody interested in my 2020 Giant Trance 29 2

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/trance-29-2-2020

    Comes with stamp 1 pedals and a bottle cage, rear is tubeless muc off valve stem with a nearly new specialized purgatory grid (got a puncture, and at the time I couldn’t find a maxis minion dhr)

    went to Nordic centre 10 times last year (once this year) 12 mile coulee about the same amount. Reason for selling I went to the dark side and bought an ebike. Lol

    $3200 for beyond

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    Edit. god dang pic is upside down
    what ebike did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jampack View Post
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    That is actually hard to look at lol
    He posted it like this so you know how it'll look hanging up in your garage now that things are going to be all opened up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    what ebike did you get?
    I got a Giant trance pro e+ 29

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    He posted it like this so you know how it'll look hanging up in your garage now that things are going to be all opened up.
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by eglove View Post
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    I got a Giant trance pro e+ 29



    Lol
    You're going to love it.

    I'm never going back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    You're going to love it.

    I'm never going back

    It's amazing, did a 12k ride yesterday in 30 mins haha All the ups and downs in Hawkwood and Ranchlands

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    can anyone send me an exact location to the moose mountain bike shuttle road? im heading there tomorrow and the last time we had someone drive us so i wasnt paying attention on the route. theres going to be 2 trucks so i dont want to get us lost lol
    Is this the place?https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Moos...3!2d51.0865355
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    yep, thats the one.

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