Neighbour of the Spoken4 Bike shed was quite impressed with the new Jamis Dakar and decided that since he was a regular bike rider before getting his license (weren't we all?) he should get back into a bit of riding. He is looking at a Giant Yukon for his first foray into MTB and bike riding in general.
Any alternatives he should consider? ($600 - $800 bracket)
The part I found amusing was when his missus was chatting to Mrs Spoken4, she said "He was up all night on the computer looking at bikes!" Does your husband do that? Mrs S -
Mrs Neighbour - "He was looking at bikes that cost $800
! Can you believe that? A bike costing nearly a thousand dollars! I thought he was just going down to KMart to get one of their better bikes.
At which point Mrs S just said "Well my husbands new bike cost a bit over $2000 and he is feeling a little ripped off when those he occasionally rides with are on bikes that can cost $4000 +!
I'm just happy there is another new rider just next door.