I know that everyone has heard this a million times in previous posts, but here it is again. I have been thinking very hard about getting a F/S XC bike. I know that everyone has there own opinion on what brand they like. I have heard very good things about the Spec. Stumpjumper FSR, Trek Fuel, GF Sugar, Cannondale Jekyll. I have also heard some good things about Giant and Kona as well.
Stumpjumper (good) light, good components, strong frame, little or no peddle bob w/horst linkage, made in USA? / (bad) only carries a 1 yr warrenty on the frame...why?
The fuel and sugar (good) light, no peddle bob, lifetime warrenty on frame, made in USA? (bad) bend frames, chain suck, not so good components, customer service
Cannondale (good) very light, liftime warrenty on frame (bad) frames are fragile, costly, cannondale specific shocks and wheels, u either love them or hate them.
These are just some things I have read in reviews. If I buy a $1300+ F/S, I want a bike that will last me a very long time with no head aches. If I am wrong about any of these pros and cons, feel free the educate me and set me straight. I would just like some very honest opinions and facts on a good F/S under $2000