Mountain Biking - Which MTB to buy?
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09-22-02, 11:36 PM
I found two MTB's #1 is a Schwinn Paramount for $165.00,#2 is a Gary Fisher cant remember which model for $150.00. There is Shimano Deore LX Components on both if I remember right. Both just Seem to need tires. And maybe a seat for the Fisher. They both fit me. So which one is the better value. from what I have read here in the forums Gary fisher is a great brand. But I have also read very good things about The paramount. So sound off let me know what you think. thanx.
09-23-02, 02:33 PM
Are these new or used? If used, you realize that there are no warranties to 2nd user, only original purchasers. With that said, they're both decent bikes for the money. Which one is the most comfortable to ride? Buy that one!
Just so you know, Schwinn is now owned by Pacific Cycles and is beginning to sell them at mass merchant type stores (i.e. Costco, Wal-Mart...etc.) The quality of the new ones is very low, and along with this drop in quality, the reputation soon follows. Gary Fisher is owned by Trek, and barring any catastrophic business endeavor, should be around for awhile. I'd stick with the better name brand recognition (current and future) and choose the Gary Fisher.
09-23-02, 11:22 PM
Yeah the Gary Fisher is the one that I was leaning towards. And yes I have seen Schwinn's being sold at Wally World. But I did not know that Trek owned Gary fisher. Thanx for the info.
09-24-02, 07:15 AM
Unless you are looking at Wally World these must be used. Schwinn hasn't made a Paramount MTB bike for quite some time. The only two MTB they sell in bike shops now are the MOAB and the MESA.
09-24-02, 08:52 AM
Duh, I knew that! It must've been a brain dead Monday thing going on.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
09-26-02, 09:03 PM
Yeah I didnt mention that they were used beause I figured that the Prices would give that away. Anyway thanx for the info.
09-26-02, 09:07 PM
If both bikes fit properly and you like the components then figure which one will need more work and get the other. If they are about even then go by which one is more appealing to you and if that does not work, flip a coin.
09-26-02, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by a2psyklnut
Just so you know, Schwinn is now owned by Pacific Cycles and is beginning to sell them at mass merchant type stores (i.e. Costco, Wal-Mart...etc.) The quality of the new ones is very low, and along with this drop in quality, the reputation soon follows.
On this note does anyone know if Pacific is going to cover Schwinn's warranties and if so needed, replace parts or bikes with comparable parts. Or are they going to replace it with the crap that they try to pass off as Schwinns. I bought a Schwinn Mesa GSX right before they went under, I haven't had any big problems with the bike, but I was just wondering what would happen if it did. My lbs has done some work for me, but that was covered by their one year free adjustment policy which has just expired I think.
09-27-02, 05:18 AM
If you bought it from a good lbs it will be covered. I wouldn't worry about it though, because you shouldn't have any problems.
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