Originally Posted by Nedim
Hey guys. These are some great bikes. I am interested in buying one as well. Can anyone point me to the right direction? My budget is around $1500 tops and i am 6ft 5in tall.
Sure, we can chime in... but it'll also be a good idea to speak to someone at your local bike shop to give you an idea of the range of options available. Brands are one thing, but there's a lot of variability in the bike lineup these days too.
Personally, once I know what I'm looking for, I'd buy a used bike with low miles. The used market favors buyers because bikes depreciate a lot faster than cars do, and usually the people that sell the decent ones are those who didn't end up committing to cycling in the end. Used/abused ones show obvious signs of wear.
What are you looking to do with the bike? Trail riding/ road riding/commuting? With your height, you're gonna definitely be looking for at least a 60cm road frame or a 21.5" (XL) mountain frame.