Mountain Biking - Full Suspension MTB
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
08-20-07, 11:56 PM
Looking to add a full suspension MTB to the collection. Looking to spend less than $1500 or so (we all know how that goes!!!)...I have a Trek 4300 now. Saw the 2008 Fuel EX 5.5 ($1350). Any other suggestions?
08-21-07, 02:04 PM
I suggest running right down to your LBS and at least read the article in Mountain Bike Action on 5 different $1500 full sus bikes pitted against each other. The August edition.
To paraphrase, winners were from best to worst: Gary Fisher HiFi, Specialized FSR XC, Giant, Cannondale, Trek. Can't remember the models on the last 3. The MSRPs were between 1500 & 1700, but street prices were about $1500.
I'd also take a look at the Mongoose Canaan which you'll only find at Performance (looks like one just opened in S.A. (http://www.performancebike.com/inform/store_profile.cfm?Store_ID=103)). It's the best deal of the lot. However, it may not be the bike that feels the best for you.
08-21-07, 08:12 PM
The Trek tested was an 07. The 08 is completely re-designed. The Gary Fisher is a really nice bike. Take a look at the 08 Trek 5.5.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.