trailgumby wrote:uglybob wrote:a head-turning dualie for $1k? brand new?
Budget for a decent and capable dually brand with basic (that is, functional and reliable but heavy) components new starts at $2k if you scrounge runouts on last year models.
If this $1k is a hard limit, I would then seek to clarify what is meant by head-turning. Is it while you are riding? Hmmm, might be difficult. If, on the other hand, it's your own head after you've hit the deck and someone is putting you in the recovery position while emergency services is on the way, then that is achieved much more cheaply. Cheap, light, strong: choose any two.
if you want a dually that fits most of the above requirements (including the head-turning WT? requirement) and has mostly XTR components I have a Cannondale that I *might* consider letting go for around $900. People who don't appreciate quality need not apply. It isn't new, naturally, for that price but is in outstanding condition and hasn't had much use. Includes carbon bars, tubeless tyre conversion and full-length cable housing for reliability. Will post a photo tonight if there is interest. Was my son's bike until he outgrew it. Medium frame size (he now rides my old bike, a Large).
Unfortunately I'am not in the same STATE as yourself.