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    which brand to buy?

    I'm shopping for a mountain bike.
    I've been to several stores & rode several bikes. I'm not sure which is the better buy. I want a good quality bike for dirt trails.
    Which of these do you recommend? They all had about $100 difference in price. $400, $500, & $600.

    Myka Specialized
    Trek Sky SL
    Cannondale CAAD

    Thanks, Ann

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    Welcome to BF. The one that has the best geometry to suit your frame. This can be accomplished through a test ride of each and hopefully a knowledgeable sales person. Best of luck. The Cannondale Trail Women's 6 has the components that I would favor the most.
    Last edited by toddbiker; 05-27-11 at 02:35 PM.

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    Ann, All three of those brands are well respected. The only one I have any personal experiance with is the Trek Skye my sister purchased. It's a great bike, but the bottle bracket is in a cramped area, the Specialized is better on that point.

    Brad

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    thanks. I just purchased the Trek.
    Ann

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisygirl View Post
    I've been to several stores & rode several bikes. I'm not sure which is the better buy.
    I realize I'm a little late but my advice is to shop for a bike shop first. There's more significant differences among bike shops than there is among bike grands. When you need service, when you need accessories or clothing, if you ever have a warranty issue - who do you want to deal with?

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    Ann, You should know that new bikes require a picture, right?

    Brad

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