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Old 03-12-06, 04:56 PM   #1
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Gary Fisher Zebrano S or Marin San Rafael

Been out most of the weekend bike browsing and narrowed it down to the following:

Gary Fisher Zebrano S or Marin San Rafael

Would appreciate any and all comments/feedback on these two bikes.
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The specs look very similar... I'd pick whichever one feels better.

But I am curious to know why you're set on getting this style of bike...
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I owned a mountain bike several years ago; Trek 950. When I moved I ended up selling the bike, figuring I wouldn't have as much time at my new place. This ended up being the case, but now really up for getting a bike and getting back into it.

Started looking at bikes the past weekend and came to the following conclusion:

Mountain - Can be fun if you are really going to use it for what it is intended; off road trails, gravel roads, etc. Kind of like those that buy an SUV, but never actually go off road LOL

Road - Had one before the mountain bike and as much as I liked it, was limited solely to paved roads

Gary Fisher Zebrano S or Marin San Rafael - Best of both worlds

So what style of bike do you recommend?
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I looked at the Marin San Rafael but ended up buying a Scott Sub30. Thought the Scott was a much better bike.

http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=7976
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Can you elaborate with your thoughts regarding it being a better bike? Forgot to also mention I found a place that has the 2005 models on Closeout and I can get the Marin San Rafael for $349.

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I looked at the Marin San Rafael but ended up buying a Scott Sub30. Thought the Scott was a much better bike.

http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=7976
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Been out most of the weekend bike browsing and narrowed it down to the following:

Gary Fisher Zebrano S or Marin San Rafael

Would appreciate any and all comments/feedback on these two bikes.
I have a zebrano s used .... and If you pm me I cant tell you how to get an used one for a fraction of the price
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Can you elaborate with your thoughts regarding it being a better bike? Forgot to also mention I found a place that has the 2005 models on Closeout and I can get the Marin San Rafael for $349.
I test road several Marin bikes and thought they were just OK. For some reason, the Scott just "felt" right to me. It's a very subjective thing as both bikes have lower end components.
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Yeah, know what you mean, that is kind of how I settled on the Marin San Rafael compared to several others, and come to think of it, being able to get a brand new Marin San Rafael for only $340 is really hard to pass up


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