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    which one...............PLEASE!!!

    I am deciding on getting a new bike and these are the ones that I am set on........I have heard good and bad about all of them..SO which do you think I should get?

    Specialized Hardrock Pro....w/disc
    Gary Fisher Mullet
    Trek Bruiser 2
    or the Marin B-17


    I want to ride mostly really hard trails with a little downhill and some hucks and stuff..I know that all of these bikes are good but I have no clue which is the best?

    HELP
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    Quote Originally Posted by che_lives90
    I am deciding on getting a new bike and these are the ones that I am set on........I have heard good and bad about all of them..SO which do you think I should get?

    Specialized Hardrock Pro....w/disc
    Gary Fisher Mullet
    Trek Bruiser 2
    or the Marin B-17


    I want to ride mostly really hard trails with a little downhill and some hucks and stuff..I know that all of these bikes are good but I have no clue which is the best?

    HELP
    thanks
    In order of my preference:
    Specialized Hardrock Pro
    Trek Bruiser 2
    Gary Fisher Mullet/Marin B-17
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

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    so which do you prefer
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    The one at the top..sheesh.

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    the spec.
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    Hardrock.
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    Who cares what other people think you should get!! Get down to your LBS, and take the bikes out. Every bike is going to fit people differently, what is the best for one guy may not be the best for another. Worry less about what everyone else thinks, and more about what is going to fit you best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DK Drop
    Who cares what other people think you should get!! Get down to your LBS, and take the bikes out. Every bike is going to fit people differently, what is the best for one guy may not be the best for another. Worry less about what everyone else thinks, and more about what is going to fit you best.
    Kinda true.
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    ok I know that but which has the best compenents and stuff?
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    well being you have hardrock under your name, and in your sig spot, it seems you already made up your mind lol.........

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    Componentry is all pretty much the same so you wont go wrong anywhere. I wouldnt buy the Bruiser though as most of its parts are Bontrager which is Treks house brand.

    Ride each one and see which one you like best.

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    Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc

    A1 Premium Aluminum, DT/HT 3D box gusset, forged dropouts with reinforced disc mount and eyelets, replaceable forged alloy derailleur hanger, disc only, designed for 100mm travel fork

    FORK Marzocchi MZ Comp, 100mm travel, preload adjust, steel steerer, elastomer/coil spring

    HEADSET 1 1/8” threadless, sealed loose ball, alloy cap

    STEM Specialized “Mobius”, alloy, 10 degree rise

    HANDLEBARS Alloy, 38mm rise, 9 degree sweep

    TAPE / GRIPS Specialized double density Kraton

    FRONT BRAKE Avid BB5 mechanical disc, 6" rotor

    REAR BRAKE Avid BB5 mechanical disc, 6" rotor

    BRAKE LEVERS Avid FR-5

    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, 31.8mm clamp, bottom pull

    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore

    SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore SL

    CASSETTE Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11x32t

    CHAIN Shimano IG-53

    CRANKSET Truvativ Blaze, PowerSpline, forged 6066 alloy

    GARY FISHER MULLET

    Bigg'ns 6061 straight gauge aluminum | Reinforced headtube | Box section top and downtubes | Manipulated seat & chainstays | Cold-forged dropouts

    Wheels Shimano M475 Disc hubs | WTB Speed Disc rims | Bontrager Earl 26x2.4 tires

    Suspension Manitou Splice Comp | 100mm travel

    Componentry Shimano Alivio rear derailleur + EF29 shifters + Acera front derailleur | Shimano MC08 42/32/22 crank | Hayes HM-2 mechanical disc brakes 8"fr/6"rr w/alloy levers | Alloy BMX pedals |


    Personally, I like the Mullet. It looks so unbelievably sweet in person, but the Hardrock is probably the better buy if you can get it at the same price. But if the fork means a lot to you, than I would get the Mullet as the Splice Comp is just so much better than the MZ Comp which is pretty trash compared to the Splice. But in terms of overall componentry, it's practically impossible to beat the hard rock.

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    I agree with Drunken Chickens list except the first two. If you are going to do more hucking, downhill, jumping I'd get the Bruiser 2, in my experience it isn't as good for trails however, it's a heavy bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser2
    I agree with Drunken Chickens list except the first two. If you are going to do more hucking, downhill, jumping I'd get the Bruiser 2, in my experience it isn't as good for trails however, it's a heavy bike.
    I agree, it's true that the Bruiser I think is better for tricks, hucks, jumps and freeride but the Hardrock can handle all that well and it's good on trails. I think the Bruiser is a great bike aswell, but it just wasn't want I wanted.
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    Ive got the Hardrock Pro Disc, and so far its been really good to me. I've taken it off some 5 foot drops with no problem, and some big dirt jumps. It takes the trails really well and is quite reliable. I havn't tried riding any of those other bikes but i can only say good things about the Pro Disc.

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    I really don't know what problem there is with Bontrager. I've been riding my Trek good and hard for almost 2 years now, and I haven't had any problems with any of the Bontrager components. I sure as hell have trashed some other stuff on it, like my poor rear der.

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    If you are going to be doing drops djs, you will need a chainguide.

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    If you can stay away from Hayes MX2 brakes. Iis is extemely difficult to adjust them.
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    Mx-2s also have no braking power.

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